What is the Cloud?

For some people ‘The Cloud’ has mystic status, however most of us have been enjoying the Cloud for years. If you use an application such as Hotmail, Twitter or Facebook, then you have been in the cloud and returned safe!

Cloud computing means using software as a service over the internet as opposed to on your local desktops and servers. In the cloud, all software, data and upgrades are managed by the online servers on which they are hosted, rather than on your own premises.

It is now possible for all of the business infrastructure and applications software that you currently hold on premise to be handled in the cloud. This includes accounting, finance, CRM and collaboration software in the cloud.

For many small and medium-sized businesses, the best solution is often a hybrid solution, using the best of both worlds. GCC has the expertise to help you decide on the right solution for your business. To discuss this enabling technology with one of our Cloud consultants, please get in touch.