Call us: 303.253.7100

What is Cloud Computing?

Technology isn’t magic. It’s just a boat load of computers, filled with software, connected together into a complex system that hopefully does something spectacular with data. And the Internet has enabled the creation of an absolute explosion of possibilities and choices.

And what do you really CARE about?
Aside from those of us that work “under the hood”, does anyone really care what the hardware and connections really are or how they work… so long as they works? Software and data is really the point, isn’t it, when it comes to running your business? Clearly computers are costly to buy and maintain. We have all experienced the pain and disruption of upgrading them, especially as fast as they change.

cloudinterThe Cloud! What is it REALLY?

Cloud services are really just more of the same and the only difference is where the technology is located, and who owns it. The explosion of Internet speed and availability coupled with virtualization technologies has made it POSSIBLE for computers, running software and storing data to be “somewhere in the cloud”! What that means is… “In someone else’s office or data center”. And you didn’t have to BUY it. The concept is really simple… Rent versus Buy!

moneyiconOn-Demand Delivery: Pay As You Go and Grow

The term “Cloud Computing” refers to the on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with a pay-as-you go pricing. Whether you are running applications that share photos, emails, or support the critical operations of your business, cloud computing can give you rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources.

Low Ongoing Cost: Reduce Your Overall IT costs

Cloud Computing helps you reduce your overall IT costs in multiple ways. You as a small and emerging business benefit from the economies of scale and efficiency that give provides you with lower prices, and flexible pricing models allow you to optimize costs for your business. ISI’s Cloud Services removes the up-front and on-going IT labor costs and we deliver you access to a highly distributed, full-featured  platform at a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure required in the past.

upfontNo Upfront Investment

Replace upfront infrastructure investment with low monthly costs is a great first start but you also need to ensure you have a back up data security process in place to ensure your business is prepared for the  unexpected. ISI can support and develop a plan that will ensure you are leveraging the best of the cloud…

Next Steps

Every business uses email and creates document files. Email does not exist without the Internet, and is
therefore a “cloud application” by definition. Documents are widely distributed and shared over the Internet, usually clogging up email boxes unnecessarily. The vast majority of businesses use Microsoft Office to do both.

Two platforms providing the highest levels of cloud enabled worker productivity is Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google Business Apps. Offered as a very affordable subscription service, it is a natural move for small business to offload the costs and interruption of on premise email systems without major losses in functionality. These platforms provide many advantages in terms of availability, sharing and backup.

To learn more about our consulting integration services for Google Business Apps and Microsoft 365 click here