Revolutionise your business with the Cloud

Cloud computing enables businesses to put all their computing services via the internet (“The Cloud”). Our cloud-based technologies allow you to set up a ‘virtual office’ with access to faster, more secure, flexible IT solutions so that your business is always connected, and you are always connected to your business.

Not only that, but cloud computing can offer a more affordable IT infrastructure than traditional IT resources that can be seamlessly integrated throughout your business.

Onecom, work with a range of world-leading suppliers to bring our customers faster connections, flexible resources and efficient cloud-based IT solutions to suit your business. Our experts can explain the options that can work for your business and provide as much technical support as you need to help make your journey to the cloud as simple and as easy as possible.

What can the cloud do for your business?

Cloud computing can benefit organisations enormously when it comes to running and managing their IT systems Not only can businesses benefit from cheaper and more efficient computing services, but cloud solutions make it easier to scale up and down business processes, are more secure than traditional solutions and enable your business to be more productive.

No need for Hardware

By storing your data, applications and services in the cloud, you remove the need for excessive hardware taking up space in your office. On-site hardware needs setting up and regular maintenance, with cloud computing these tasks are removed, freeing up time for your IT team to work on more important company goals.

Scale up and scale down

All our cloud solutions enable you to scale storage and bandwidth up and down in line with your business needs. We offer connectivity packages that can instantly increase or reduce bandwidth –useful if you run a seasonal business. Is the team expanding? No problem, just add extra capacity or licenses. Being able to respond to changing business dynamics quickly is a key reason so many choose to make the move.

Fully customisable to your needs

With cloud-based systems you can interconnect your current applications and software that you use within your business, so you can access them from anywhere. A cloud system can be fully customisable to your specific business needs, so you can operate your business where ever you are, with the option of designing your own apps to suit you. It’s easy to change and adapt to your business, creating a simple and affordable solution.

Safe and Secure

With the Cloud, businesses can securely back up data whilst also making use of high-security features to protect your data, apps and IT infrastructure. Private cloud computing can help businesses protect their sensitive data and benefit from a higher security IT infrastructure.

Reduce costs

The cloud removes the need for setting up and maintaining hardware and software on-site which can reduce the cost of your IT systems. In addition to this, cloud systems are flexible meaning you only pay for what you need.

Faster, better-performing computing

The cloud operates via the internet, so all computing resources are faster, more flexible and regularly upgraded. This improves productivity and ensures efficient computing across the business.

Support and advice for your business at Onecom

We provide all our customers with support and advice when moving to a cloud-based system within their business. We tailor our approach to meet your needs and ensure you get what’s best for you.

Onecom provides a managed service including full training for your staff and help with set up and integration or migration. All your instant messaging, voice calls, video, desktop sharing, conferencing, documents, emails, calendars, contacts, CRM or inventory calls can be stored and seamlessly integrated into your daily activities.

To find out more, give us a call on 03333 44 40 08.

Three Types of Cloud

The cloud allows businesses to access their data and computing programmes via the internet. It means all your data including applications, emails and files can be stored in one place, rather than on an individual computer or server.

There are 3 different cloud computing models that can work for your business, depending on your requirements.

  • Private cloud – services and IT infrastructure managed by you or a third party. A private cloud system is beneficial for businesses requiring higher levels of security or who hold sensitive data.
  • Public cloud – services are stored and accessed over the internet and managed by an external company. The public cloud offers more flexibility and cost savings for businesses.
  • Hybrid cloud – Combines both the public and private cloud systems to gain the benefits from each model. It allows businesses to store sensitive data on a more secure system, whilst using the public cloud for other applications such as emails to save on costs.

Three Cloud Service Models

There are 3 main types of cloud computing service models available;

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Depending on your business requirements, you may use just one of these service models or a combination of all 3.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS allows businesses to access software applications hosted over the internet using a browser. Examples include Google Apps, Dropbox, Salesforce, Cisco and Microsoft Office 365. Software is typically licensed on a subscription basis and then hosted from a central base.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

IaaS delivers IT infrastructure over the internet. Your computer power and disk space are accessed through a private network which provides hardware, memory, data storage and network connectivity.

Common examples include Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Cisco Metapod. IaaS works on a pay-as-you-go basis so that you’re only paying for what you’re using.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

PaaS is a combination of SaaS and IaaS where you rent the hardware, operating systems, storage and network as well as the servers and applications. It allows businesses to have more control over their computing and allows developers to create web or mobile apps and to customise the IT infrastructure to suit their needs.

For more information on the cloud and how it can save you money, contact us on 03333 44 40 08.