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Cloud Computing

At Southern Cross we understand the intricacies of Cloud Computing and can smoothly implement your transition to the Cloud – all your e-mail, documents and data – for you, your team and your business.

Traditionally, companies have purchased expensive servers, requiring IT expertise to set them up and get them running smoothly. Then, you would need anti-virus, backup devices and expensive software.

With cloud computing, that’s all gone! Instead of the complication of administering your own servers, you can out-source much of your IT infrastructure to trusted cloud-computing providers.

For the individual, cloud computing can provide secure and automated backup, email and documents accessible from anywhere in the world and synchronisation between all your web-enabled devices.

  • Access your data from anywhere
  • Collaborative working
  • Secure backup
  • Share calendars, contacts, tasks, documents and e-mail
  • Write documents, spread sheets and even presentations, just by using your web browser

Traditionally, companies have purchased expensive servers, requiring IT expertise to set them up and get them running smoothly. Then, you would need anti-virus, backup devices and expensive software. With cloud computing, that’s all gone! Instead of the complication of administering your own servers, you can out-source much of your IT infrastructure to trusted cloud-computing providers such as Google and Amazon.

For the individual, cloud computing can provide secure and automated backup, email and documents accessible from anywhere in the world and synchronisation between all your web-enabled devices.

  • Access your data from anywhere
  • Collaborative working
  • Secure backup
  • Share calendars, contacts, tasks, documents and e-mail
  • Write documents, spread sheets and even presentations, just by using your web browser

Our Cloud Services

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G Suite is the ultimate intelligent business cloud solution designed for seamless collaboration. All the tools you need are included in one package, which facilitates seamless remote collaboration from computers, phones or tablets. You can effortlessly communicate, store, collaborate, and manage files anytime, anywhere.

Email

  • 50 times more storage than the industry average
  • Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac, Tablet, Outlook, web-browser – you choose
  • 99.9% uptime reliability guaranteed
  • Google search to find emails instantly
  • Get less spam

Calendar

  • Easily share your calendar
  • Book meetings and invite your colleagues
  • Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac, Tablet, Outlook, web-browser – you choose
  • Colour coding for easy reference
  • Recurring appointments
  • View and manage multiple calendars

Documents

  • Create documents and spreadsheets collaboratively in the cloud
  • Use Google Apps to bring Word, Excel and PowerPoint into the cloud
  • Revision history so you can always go back (and see who did what)
  • Upload, download & convert multiple file-types

In addition to all these features, G Suite has many more capabilities including Sites, Groups and video features and a marketplace for web-based Apps.

Backup

Keep your data safe & secure

Combining cloud storage with our quick, easy-to-use software allows us to keep your data safe and secure with minimum effort and cost. It is easy to backup, share and store documents with online file storage across an encrypted system.

Our secure online platform can automatically backup all your business data to the cloud, leaving you with the peace of mind to run your business without the fear of loss of data. 

  • Works in the background, backing up every change to files as they are made
  • Secure off-site backup
  • Our backup tool uses the latest in compression & a server-grade de-duplication technology which means that if you back up the same file twice, you only end up using the space of one
  • Does not slow down your Internet connection
  • Historic changes to all files are automatically kept in case of accidental changes or even deletion, allowing you to retrieve any version from any time

Why Cloud?

Get more and pay less!

Cloud technology allows everyone to access the data from within the Internet, making it considerably more straight-forward and flexible to access data from anywhere at any time, and only requiring an Internet powered device.

Is it safe and secure? – Yes! It is safe, accessed using the same secure technology used for online banking.

Is it secure? – Yes! Generally more secure than your current server. If you use a cloud based system, you are entrusting your data to companies such as Google, which means you are investing in a company that has a bigger budget for security than you do.

Is it fast? – Yes! Companies such as Google and Amazon are constantly upgrading their infrastructure and data centres, to meet the demands of their users.

Is it reliable? – Yes! Companies such as Google and Amazon invest considerable amounts of money in making sure that your data is stored in a redundant fashion across multiple servers and locations. This means that if there are any issues with one of their servers in the cloud another server picks up the task without you even knowing that any problem occurred at all. Also, Google guarantee that their services are available for 99.9% of the time.

Why is it so much cheaper than traditional computing? – By being efficient and buying in bulk. Google have thousands of servers providing their cloud services, grouped together in clusters. This makes them cheaper to maintain and run (with no call-out charges!).

Contact Southern Cross IT to see how we can help with your IT.

01794 400105