What Is The Cloud?

The Cloud isn’t new and if you’ve been using a computer at home or the office, chances are that the Cloud played a part in some way. In simple terms, cloud computing is about storing and accessing data and applications over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive.

Why Does It Matter?

These are some of the primary advantages of shifting to the Cloud:

  • Reduce Costs – Unlike internal networks, which can incur hefty upfront costs, cloud computing services are quicker to deploy and are nearly always charged on a pay as you go basis. This allows for lower and more predictable operational expenses.
  • Stay Flexible – With the Cloud, you are able to leverage the enormous IT infrastructures of companies like Microsoft and Google to create an entirely bespoke solution, meaning you have total flexibility to scale along with your business to demands of size of functionality.
  • Stay Secure – Most cloud computing data centers are subject to regular security audits performed to the highest standards and your data is backed up across multiple servers. All of the security benefits typically enjoyed by large Enterprise companies can be had for just $5.00 per user per month!
  • Work From Anywhere – Adapting to the competitive world of business often means you have to be in two places at once, accessing your important information from different devices. The Cloud enables you to do this, while also making it very easy for workers in separate locations to collaborate.

Do I Need Cloud Computing Advice?

While it may be true that cloud computing gives your business an increased degree of autonomy, there may be disastrous consequences if everything is not set up and maintained correctly. A single permissions error while setting up Microsoft SharePoint, for example, could lead to company data loss on a huge scale! A very avoidable risk when you choose to work with a team of cloud computing specialists whose main passion is to ensure businesses are correctly prepared for their move to the Cloud.

Which Cloud Solution is Right for My Business?

Having a clear understanding of the various options available is essential when it comes to implementing your cloud computing strategy. Before determining the right one, however, there are certain basic questions, such as “Do I have sufficient Internet speed for the Public cloud?” “What’s the best solution given the file sizes that my business typically handles?”, where professional help can save hours of frustration and wasted expense.

WilNet: Your Michigan Cloud Partner

Here at WilNet, we’ve been getting to grips with the cloud-based needs of businesses of all stripes for many years, because we enjoy doing it. In that time, we have proven repeatedly that we will take as much care and effort as necessary to uncover the right cloud solution for our customers, then help them to get up and running with it. We’d love to do the same for you.

We have extensive experience with Microsoft Office 365 configurations as well as numerous other cloud offerings such as Microsoft Azure, and Amazon S3. This experience coupled with our sheer enthusiasm to help businesses succeed places us in an ideal position to offer unbiased advice on all cloud-related issues, from choosing the correct solution through to set-up and maintenance.

New clients are quick to acknowledge that the team at WilNet goes that extra mile and that we’re extremely passionate about what we do: getting businesses like yours off the ground and into the Cloud.

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