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Cloud

What is the cloud? What does it mean? How can it help your business?​

 

As cloud experts we’re certified and specialise in leading cloud platforms. We can help you explore the possibilities, cut through the jargon and identify the services that will make a real difference to your business.

Cloud technologies continue to evolve at a staggering pace and with that, opportunities to collaborate better, empower productivity and work more securely from anywhere. Add-in increased flexibility and the opportunity to scale up and down and the potential of the cloud becomes a compelling proposition.

Many of our customers are transitioning to products such as Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure, adopting new technologies and helping their workforce to serve customers better. By keeping our customers informed and abreast of the latest developments they can take advantage of early access to enhancements and potential cost savings.

As a Microsoft silver partner we’re accredited to help advise, install, migrate and support your transition to the cloud. We plan every step, understanding your needs, scoping and de-risking your projects to ensure your environments are secure and meet industry best practice standards from the get-go.

Working with organisations of all sizes both domestically and internationally, we successfully deliver cloud projects, support in house teams with their strategic cloud goals and are on hand to provide the capability, expertise and peace of mind you need to achieve your cloud goals.

Microsoft 365 Business Standard Trial - 1 month term

The productivity of virtually every business depends on email, calendars and access to common Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Project. Formerly called Office 365, Microsoft has built a global platform with products and features to suit modern organisations of all sizes. Billed on a per user basis and with a choice of 100’s of services it provides the scalability and reliability that businesses depend on.

Designed for small to medium enterprise customers, Business Standard license delivers all key Office 365 apps supporting real-time collaboration including professional email, online data storage, team collaboration solutions and video conferencing tools.

For customers looking for a flexible licensing model for Microsoft Office. Scale up and down as you need and with monthly billing, avoiding the up front costs of paying per licence. It includes the applications that you're familiar with, including Access, Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.

Microsoft 365 Apps for business Trial - 1 month term

Office 365 Enterprise E3 Trial - 1 month term

Focusing on enterprise customers is the E3 plan. With the features of small business plans it includes more storage and information protection and compliance capabilities included. Safeguard corporate data by allowing more secure access to company resources.

Microsoft has developed Intune, a cloud service for managing and reporting on endpoint devices and allowing staff to work remotely without compromising on security.

Supporting multiple operating systems, devices and able to distinguish between personal bring-your-own and corporate devices, Intune lets you determine how devices are configured, used and allows you to enforce policies that protect your cooperate data.

Intune is included in enterprise plans, can be purchased separately or as an add-on for other products In the Microsoft 365 suite.

The modern workforce continues to adapt and with more staff working away from the office the challenge of managing and monitoring devices such as laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tablets becomes more complex.

Azure can be used by businesses of any size and is often a great option for small and medium sized businesses looking to decommission aging and costly to replace onsite hardware. With more than 200 products and cloud services it is possible to replace many on-premise deployments with secure cloud only or hybrid solutions.

Planning, scoping and costing from the myriad of options can be confusing. As Microsoft accredited partners we help you de-risk your projects but selecting the right services, help you understand the pros and cons and design a best practice solution to meets your needs.

From highly scalable and available web platforms, virtualised desktops for your workforce or secure access to your hybrid deployment, Microsoft Azure can respond to todays and tomorrows business challenges.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and engage our lead engineers in a proof of concept.

The complete global cloud platform.

For business seeking to offload their infrastructure, application hosting or management to the cloud or by adapting a hybrid strategy, Azure has features to handle virtually any workload.

Public Cloud, Private Cloud or Hybrid

The terms themselves can be confusing and choosing the right approach daunting.

In a public cloud a third-party provider such as Microsoft Azure makes their computing resources such as virtual machines, storage, applications and security available to use over the internet. Configuration options exist to suit virtually any scenario. Public clouds use a multi-tenant approach which means you’re allocated resources on a shared platform but your data remains segregated. It uses a subscription model so you only pay for what you need and often on a per minute basis, allowing you to quickly respond to demands and workload.

In the private cloud scenario you have complete control over the environment. You often pay for allocated resources that are provisioned exclusively for your needs on site or in a third-parties data centre. It equally shares the benefits of being able to scale on demand but is typically suited to organisations who have requirements to meet additional regulatory compliance, security or governance standards.

A hybrid approach is a popular option for organisations starting out on their cloud journey or who have needs not exclusively suited to either public or private clouds. This approach offers businesses the ability to mix and match which workloads are serviced by the cloud and which remain on-site. For example, businesses can move intensive workloads which are subject to spikes in demand to the cloud and keep mission-critical data or systems on-site.

We’ve been working with our customers to deliver flexible, scalable and affordable for years, help them adopt and take advantage of modern approaches to common business challenges.

 

Get in touch today to start the conversation about how the cloud could help your business.

Domain registration and management

To support our business customers we offer a registration and domain name management service.

Going a long way to represent your brand and web presence, picking the right domain name is often key to how your business or project is perceived online.​

We can check for the availability of and register your chosen domains. There are no 'brand new customer only' gotcha fees, just clear and competitive pricing.

We'll then host, provide advice and look after any chances you need at no additional cost.

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Microsoft 365 Business Standard Trial - 1 month term

Designed for small to medium enterprise customers, Business Standard license delivers all key Office 365 apps supporting real-time collaboration including professional email, online data storage, team collaboration solutions and video conferencing tools.

Microsoft 365 Apps for business Trial - 1 month term

For customers looking for a flexible licensing model for Microsoft Office. Scale up and down as you need and with monthly billing, avoiding the up front costs of paying per licence. It includes the applications that you're familiar with, including Access, Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.

Microsoft 365 Apps for business Trial - 1 month term

Focusing on enterprise customers is the E3 plan. With the features of small business plans it includes more storage and information protection and compliance capabilities included. Safeguard corporate data by allowing more secure access to company resources.

The productivity of virtually every business depends on email, calendars and access to common Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Project. Formerly called Office 365, Microsoft has built a global platform with products and features to suit modern organisations of all sizes. Billed on a per user basis and with a choice of 100’s of services it provides the scalability and reliability that businesses depend on.

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