Cloud computing is big business and the introduction of cloud based services has revolutionized our world. McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, claims that 80 percent of the large companies in North America that it’s surveyed are either looking at using cloud services—or already have. The market is on its way to generating $100 billion a year.
Cloud computing has proven a boon to businesses—especially small businesses, for which it hits a particularly sweet spot. With cloud services, small businesses reap the benefits of not having to deploy physical infrastructure like file and e-mail servers, storage systems or shrink-wrapped software. Plus, the “anywhere, anytime” availability of these solutions, means hassle-free collaboration among business partners and employees using the ubiquitous browser. Cloud services also provide entrepreneurs, SOHOs, and mom-and-pop outfits access to sophisticated technology without the need of an IT consultant or tech worker on the payroll.
In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that aside from a locally installed desktop operating system and browser (or increasingly, from a single mobile device) a lot of today’s small business technology needs can be fulfilled almost completely with cloud-based offerings.
What We Do
To achieve business results through cloud computing, you need a business-focused cloud strategy. ShoreEast brings together business and IT teams to identify the opportunities, layout the options and help communicate the benefits the cloud offers your business. We make the results clear and attainable by combining our IT expertise along with industry-specific competencies in order to simplify your path to cloud adoption.
When designing cloud-based services the selection of building blocks become a critical component to the long-term success of the project. Our team can provide industry best practices and design assistance for core IT infrastructure technologies.
Although we generally remain vendor neutral in our recommendations, we have experience with Enterprise Data Centers, Enterprise Networks, Network Security, Enterprise Storage and Database as well as Web Delivery platforms from most of the leading vendors and work with the customer on leveraging existing vendor relationships or introducing new product relationship or vendors that represent best of breed technologies.
ShoreEast’s Cloud Services include:
Hosted Microsoft Exchange