January 1st, 2012

Forget the year of the dragon, 2012 is the year of the Cloud!

2011 began the trend of how businesses and consumers interact with Cloud Computing, with software and platforms being developed through the year. Computing.co.uk, the leading industry technology publication, predicts 2013 will continue this trend, with many more companies looking to plug in to the benefits the cloud has to offer. In particular, cloud take-up will begin to focus on industry specific clouds, tailoring computing needs to the varying requirements of each industry professional.

Tailoring cloud software to each industry offers productivity advantages, however industry analysts have warned that segmenting the technology in this way may result in security levels suffering. Currently single product clouds provide one security level however, as prices are reduced and features modified for different industries, security may be a component that suffers with compromises that are made. The industry has agreed that companies considering clouds should look carefully at the security elements before implementing cloud.

Implementing cloud in business saves time and also capital expenditure whist increasing flexibility for a workforce. Flexibility will become a greater issue for companies seeking to reduce expenditure and tailoring business needs around the needs of families and employee, such as enabling employee benefits such as working from home, will become an important factor.

Carrington Blake IT Solutions implements clouds for small and medium sized businesses, supplying and maintaining security for each of our customers to the same high standard. Cloud is a secure way for companies to share, work, and collaborate from anywhere across the globe, whilst maintaining a cost effective IT system without the need for capital infrastructure.

With a cost per-user system, companies pay only for the users required, increasing flexibility for business cash flow, without the need for large upfront costs for buying equipment.

For more information on how to make 2013 the year of cloud for your business, visit our website www.carringtonblakeict.co.uk or contact 0207 9594 972 to speak to a member of our team today.

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