The term “Cloud Computing” is everywhere. In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.

‘The Cloud’ refers to various services where data and apps are kept on servers connected to the internet. This means that instead of keeping them on a single computer, any device you use that’s online can access these services.

As a business, your systems, apps and data can reside on highly resilient, geo-redundant platforms with many layers of backup and security that you simply could not afford to implement yourself. The Cloud enables small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from technology at the fraction of the cost.

That said, the Cloud is only as good as its weakest link and that is often access to the internet, which in Suffolk is definitely work in progress.

At ICO Systems, we spend the time to learn about your business and your IT. If the Cloud is right for you we will select the right solution to make your IT fitter, leaner and considerably more flexible. Our solutions range from installing, configuring and supporting Microsoft Office 365 with hosted email, to fully hosted servers running a custom suite of applications with two factor authentication.

We want to make sure you have a protected Cloud too so IT Security is at the heart of what we do with fully hosted data backups, disaster recovery and endpoint, network and email security services.


If you are thinking about embracing the Cloud and would like a commercial or technical-based discussion around what it can do for your business, speak to one of our Account Managers today on 01473 211330.

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