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Cloud computing for my business


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Cloud computing for my business

  1. 1. The CloudClear the mist & discover how it can help your business<br />James Cook<br />
  2. 2. What we’ll cover<br />During this presentation we hope to help Clear the Mist and demonstrate how it can help your business.<br />We’ll answer these questions:<br /><ul><li>What the hell is Cloud Computing?
  3. 3. Where did it come from?
  4. 4. Do I need it?
  5. 5. Is it complicated?
  6. 6. Where do I start?</li></li></ul><li>What the hell is Cloud Computing?<br />
  7. 7. The Cloud is just another word for the Internet. <br />It originates from how techies like to draw “external networks” on their network diagrams. Like this:<br />Over time it has been adopted by the marketing department as it sounds sexier than the Internet and has now moved into “common” terminology for the Internet.<br />
  8. 8. Where did the Cloud come from?<br />
  9. 9. The 1960’s...<br />The original way that business consumed IT was through a mainframe and terminal environment. This lasted up until the late 1980s in which IBM was the main market player with over 90% market share. <br />
  10. 10. Mid to late 1980’s<br />During the mid 1980’s until late 1980’s, the mini computer became popular, though it was still an extremely large device.<br />
  11. 11. Late 1980’s to Early 1990’s<br />Personal Computers<br />Modems and Broadband<br />Mainframes were costly and bulky, with no chance of use for the home or even in a small business.PCs therefore became the answer to business computing. <br />
  12. 12. The 1990’s to today<br />In the mid 1990swith the Internet gathering momentum several services started to pop up such as Hotmail, one of the very first cloud computing examples.<br />Hotmail (HoTMaiL)<br />Broadband<br />Web Standards<br />WWW<br />HTML<br />FTP<br />EMAIL<br />Gopher<br />
  13. 13. What the web used to be like<br />An example of an early website, I’m sure you recall such sites! (this one actually still exists...)<br />
  14. 14. And now? Some Examples of Cloud<br />
  15. 15. Let’s compare<br />In Fifty years we have gone…<br />From this…<br />To this…<br />
  16. 16. Let’s compare<br />
  17. 17. What does the future hold?<br />Cloud Computing is the future: A survey by the Cloud Industry Forum found that 48% of businesses are already using the Cloud and this is anticipated to increase by a further 40% over the next five years.94% of companies using it were extremely happy with their Cloud service.<br />
  18. 18. Do I need it?<br />
  19. 19. Let’s examine it’s benefits...<br />
  20. 20. The Cloud allows you to work from anywhere…<br />How: You can log onto your Cloud anywhere and have immediate access to your e-mail, documents, files; your entire desktop.<br />
  21. 21. The Cloud could save you money<br />How: No need for onsite servers, IT Support contracts, Backup systems, licensing or Anti-virus<br />
  22. 22. The Cloud gives you peace of mind<br />How: Your software is always up to date; and everything in the Cloud is instantly backed up<br />This means if your computer crashes, get’s lost or stolen, your work remains exactly where it is – and ready to be accessed from your new computer.<br />
  23. 23. As your company grows; your Cloud grows<br />How: The Cloud enables you to pay for what you need, when you need it. It’s scalable, which means as you grow, so can your cloud<br />
  24. 24. The Cloud is hassle free<br />How: You don’t need to worry about your IT; it can be managed by experts<br />
  25. 25. Is it complicated?<br />
  26. 26. Is it complicated?<br />No, it’s simple, everything on your computer gets put onto the Cloud. <br />
  27. 27. Where do I start?<br />
  28. 28. Establish exactly what you want, and need from your IT<br />Shop around for suppliers; try and use a local provider - that way you’ll know exactly where your data is being stored<br />Decide whether the benefits are ones which will suit your business<br />
  29. 29. Thank you<br /><br /><br />