Cloud computing is growing in popularity, not least because of the Covid-19 lockdown, as many businesses learn of the benefits to be gained from switching from a traditional IT infrastructure to a cloud based solution. Accountants are no exception and at HDUK, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of firms migrating to the cloud with us over the last year.
What is the Cloud?
Put simply, the cloud is a buzzword for the Internet. Cloud computing refers to web services and applications that are provided from the Internet, stored on the Internet and accessed via any Internet enabled device – from anywhere, at any time.
Hosted desktop, a cloud based service, is where a provider stores software applications and data on their own servers and makes the required services available to their clients over the Internet.
The experience of using a hosted desktop is identical to that of a desktop PC – it looks, feels and behaves exactly the same.
What are the Benefits?
There are myriad benefits to using a hosted desktop solution. Our accountancy clients highlight the following as the top three:
Using a hosted desktop can also save on electricity bills – an estimated £94 per annum on electricity per server, and £60 per annum on electricity by replacing a PC with a Thin Client.
You can also combine the IT infrastructure of multiple offices and enable your staff to work remotely.
There is also no risk of data being stolen on a portable device such as a laptop. Reputable cloud providers will store your data in high security data centres and use SSL encryption to protect your data.
Any accountancy firm looking to improve the efficiency and profitability of its practice should consider cloud computing. It really is a superior alternative to the traditional IT infrastructure.
If you would like to find out more about how cloud technology can give your business the flexibility it needs to excel, contact us today on 01883 582359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free cloud strategy review.
Behind the technology and security that customers have come to know and trust with HDUK, it's our people that make the real difference. We take great pride in offering dedicated IT support for our customers by investing in specialists, that are experts in the tools you use every day. Our team are very important to us and we know that you feel the same way about your employees. It's why we put people at the heart of our business.
We are dedicated to providing reliable, secure, industry-leading IT solutions to elevate your business and maximise your potential. Working remotely has never been so important, so join the 15,000 users who already trust HDUK with their hosted services.