Every business in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland has adopted computing within the past few years, some of that may be Cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to using computer services and consuming IT support over the internet.

Companies spend large amounts of money developing and installing software to improve their operations. Cloud computing enables your business to access software on the internet as a service. Cloud computing is also a safe way of storing and sharing data.

Companies spend a lot of money developing then installing software to improve their operations and providing their customers with a better experience. There is also the ongoing management and updates of software with IT support. While Riverbank Solar can provide onsite IT support in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland we recognise the benefits that cloud computing can bring your business giving you access to the software over the internet as aa service with fixed cost. Cloud computing will also give your business a safer way to store information and share data internally or with customers / suppliers. As Riverbank Solar perform Penetration tests and network IT audits in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland you can rest assured that your data is always secure.

Your staff will access your Cloud computing service such as office 365 system from any location to complete their tasks. Not just in your Glasgow or Edinburgh office but from wherever they need to! Riverbank Solar provide IT support to let you decide what sort of Cloud computing would best suit your business including Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). From our head office in Glasgow, Scotland we also will also sit down with you to help choose the right provide such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or IBM Cloud. If you are unsure about moving away from having a server in your office here are the top reasons Riverbank Solar’s customers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and all over Scotland choose to move to the cloud.

  1. Reduced costs

Having a data centre and providing IT support to that data centre in expensive, even if that is a rack or cupboard in your Scottish office. You need to purchase the right equipment and then hire experienced IT support professionals to manage that equipment. Once we have helped you at all the stages along the way to perform your cloud migration you will only pay Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services or any other provider for the services you use. Riverbank Solar will perform a free IT audit at any office in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Scotland to show you how we guarantee that we will save you money on your IT costs.  Providers charge cloud computing services based on features, storage, number of users, time, and memory space among other factors. We will help you choose a package that suits your budget and save costs.

  1. Flexibility

Mobility is a major benefits of cloud computing, this gives you and your employees the flexibility to work from any location not just from an office in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Scotland. Employees can complete their tasks at home or from the field.

You will reduce the need for workstations and desks in your office and allow employees to work form home to save further costs. You can also monitor the operations in your business effectively 24 hours a day from wherever you are, you just need a fast internet connection to get real time updates of all operations.

  1. Scalability

Business in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland no longer need to worry about unexpected growth as Scaling cloud computing and IT support is easy. You can get additional storage space or features whenever you need them. Your provider will simply upgrade your package within minutes as long as you meet the additional cost.

  1. No need for a backup plan

Old fashioned computing system require back up plans for their data storage. A disaster can lead to permanent data loss if no backup is in place. Business that have migrated to the cloud no longer have this worry.  The data will always be available as long as users have an internet connection. If you are no ready to move fully to the cloud some businesses use cloud computing services as backup and a plan for disaster recovery. We have helped many business in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland with a FREE IT audit to show them how they can best use the cloud.

  1. Data security

We always find that if setup correctly Sometimes storing data on the cloud is safer than storing it on physical servers and data centres. A breach of security at your premises can lead compromised data security if laptops or computers are stolen. Having data on the cloud means you can delete any confidential information remotely or move it to a different account. It is almost impossible to breach a well migrated cloud system and you are always given the latest anti virus and security updates from your provider. So, you are assured of data security.

  1. A wide range of options

There are various different offering of computing services in the Cloud such as Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Each of these groups has many sub categories that vary across providers . For instance, if you are looking for software, you will have hundreds of options from different providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or IBM Cloud. You can choose the service providers with the best features and rates for the service that your business needs.

  1. Improved collaboration

As owners of businesses in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland look to boost individual and team performance. Cloud computing is among the most effective ways of improving team performance.

Your staff can easily share data and collaborate to complete projects even from different locations. Remote workers can easily share real time data and updates with those in the office. In addition, cloud computing eliminates redundant or repetitive tasks such as data re-entry.

You will improve the level of efficiency, increase productivity, and save costs by moving your business to cloud computing.


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