Are tablets killing the desktop PC?

IDesktop PC for businessesn the second quarter of 2013, PC shipments suffered a drop in shipment by 10.9%, selling only 76 million units. This slump was caused by the increase of inexpensive android tablets, which provide everything that many PC users need in a cheaper, lighter and smaller form factor. Continue reading Are tablets killing the desktop PC?

You think your business doesn’t need the cloud? Think again!

cloud thoughts Back in 2012 Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Inc., explained why the cloud sucks. But we disagree, why? Because whether we want to or not, we all use cloud on a daily basis. If you are not sure how big impact the cloud has, try to function for a few days without using a single cloud service. You’re probably sat there thinking “Pfft, easy!” but you couldn’t be more naïve. Continue reading You think your business doesn’t need the cloud? Think again!

Dropbox and Box data leaks: How your data could end up on Google

Online file sharingYou may, or may not, have read about the recent data leak which has sprung up across the web which involves Dropbox and Box. If you don’t know, Dropbox and Box are two of the world’s largest cloud based file sharing platforms and are used on a daily basis. What’s happened is that supposedly “secure links” to files within the service are not so secure and allow anyone on the web to access them with a simple search.

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How virtualising the desktop supports business

Virtualising desktopIt’s well known that more and more businesses are adopting cloud computing technologies as cost effective and efficient way to reduce costs, increase mobility and productivity across the organisation without the need to continually upgrade or purchase expensive new hardware.

Many small businesses have re-evaluated what the company network is and are using an ever increasing number of technology innovations to build their IT networks.

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Talking Business Models to Academy Students

Cloud4 Masterclass at Manchester Academy

Cloud4 at Manchester Academy
Talking Business Models

MD speaks to students about the power of a business model.

Cloud4 Computers gave a rare insight into a business that thrives in these times of recession last week as Managing Director Phil Donoghue spoke to students at The Manchester Academy in Moss Side.

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Leigh based Cloud4 Computers Thriving – Leigh Reporter

Leigh Reporter Story about Cloud4 – 20th September 2012

Phil Donoghue - MD at Cloud4
It's always about the customer

A Leigh-based business is bucking the trend by increasing turnover in the recession!
There are not many companies that can boast an increase in turnover of 15% per month throughout the UK in these times, and with over 36’000 individual users using their services in 24 countries globally including Australia, USA and Russia, but Cloud4 Computers can.

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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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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

3 Years of Cloud4 Computing!

Welcome to the Cloud4 Computers blog. 3 years in the making but in our defence we have been very busy with development of our hosted services and looking after our clients incredibly well.

Let me start by saying it’s been an exciting and interesting journey through the last 3 years, in which we’ve seen “Cloud Computing” become an industry with so much potential for changing the way businesses view and use IT. Of course, providing IT services through hosting is not in any way a new concept, people have been using hosted email services for over 20 years, and let’s face it who actually hosts their own website?

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