SME’s and the UK/Euro Economy – With Graeme Leach

Cloud 4 Computers MD Phil Donoghue recently attended a Round Table discussion on SME’s and the Economy.

Graeme Leach, Chief Economist at the IoD
The Economic State of Play

Speaking at the event was IoD Chief Economist Graeme Leach who spoke about the flat-lining UK economy, and why L shaped recoveries are the norm in the wake of a financial crisis, due to the weakness of the banking system, de-leveraging and anaemic growth in the money supply.

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Cloud Computing for Business. It is right for you?

Cloud Computing for Business
Is the Cloud for Your Business?

Moving your Business to the Cloud.

For many businesses, making the decision to move away from “the way we’ve always done it” can be a big step. This has always been particularly true concerning organisations IT infrastructure or services. Now with the Cloud developing so quickly, businesses are being asked to take a larger leap than at any other time away from the historic norm!

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Microsoft Price Increase Deferred until January 2013

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Microsoft Defers Planned Price Increase

Following the feedback that Microsoft has received from the service provider and reseller community including Cloud4. Microsoft last night decided to defer the price increase planned for 1st July 2012 “for the SPLA program only” until January 2013. Continue reading Microsoft Price Increase Deferred until January 2013

Why Small Business is moving to the Cloud

The Cloud for Small Business
Small Business is Going Hosted

Technology wise, the playing field is becoming ever more even for small businesses (SME’s) Vs their corporate counterparts! That’s down to the cost effective availability of high end technology, that SME’s can access through cloud computing. From advanced email telephony and backup services, to vast server processing power, it’s all in the cloud for small business! Continue reading Why Small Business is moving to the Cloud

Microsoft Price Increases 2012 – Software Licensing

After the much talked about announcement from Microsoft in February about its plans to bring the UK pricing for it’s volume licensing programs into line with the Euro. The actual percentage increases for each of the volume licensing groups was published this week, with hosting providers being hit the worst with a huge 33.4% increase (as shown in the table below).

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