Unless you’ve been sitting in a corner, eyes tight shut and hands over your ears – and let’s be honest, some days that’s awfully tempting - you’ll have heard of Cloud Computing.
So what is it?
Like most technological terms, more straightforward than it sounds - it simply means accessing your programmes and data via the internet.
Why would we want it?
Well the list’s pretty long but just to pick a few points:
It saves staff time, your time and therefore money.
It’s infinitely flexible.
It offers 24/7 access from wherever you are.
It makes collaboration a doddle.
We’re happy as we are.
Well of course you are. Why wouldn’t you be? We were all happy enough with telex in its day, then faxes came along worked a treat and made communication even quicker. Remember the first mobile phones? Hunky enough to give you a hernia, but goodness gracious you could speak to people from all sorts of places! Then phones got smaller and could do more so that nowadays it’s probably easier to list the couple of things they can’t do. And while phones got smaller the internet got bigger!
No, there’s no avoiding the fact that our ways of working are constantly changing and whilst we love new technology, we’re not saying you have to. What we are asking is can your business afford for you to ignore it?