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What is ‘the Cloud’

You may hear the term ‘the Cloud’, but what does it actually mean and is it right for your business? ‘Cloud’ is used as a metaphor for “the Internet,” so the phrase cloud computing means a type of Internet-based computing. Different services including servers, storage and applications are delivered to a company’s computers and devices through the Internet. It plays an integral part of every business in the current world and Softlink Solutions can help you adopt, migrate and support.

Our latest testimonial

“We would thoroughly recommend Softlink Solutions to implement and carry out your Office 365 migration. It was seamless, and their professionalism mixed with their hands on approach filled us with all the confidence we needed to make the move.”

Rapid Office

Mike Hebron

Benefits of cloud computing

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Reduce Costs

Unlike internal networks, which can incur hefty upfront costs, cloud computing services are quicker to deploy and are nearly always charged on a pay as you go basis. This allows for lower and more predictable operational expenses.

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You are able to leverage the enormous IT infrastructures of companies like Amazon and Microsoft to create an entirely bespoke solution, meaning you have total flexibility to scale along with your business to demands of size of functionality.

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Most cloud computing data centers are subject to regular security audits performed to the highest standards and your data is backed up across multiple servers.

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Work Anywhere

Adapting to the competitive world of business often means you have to be in two places at once, accessing your important information from different devices. The cloud enables you to do this, while also making it very easy for remote workers in separate locations to collaborate.

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Moving your business to the cloud enables you to harness a multitude of technologically advanced, on-demand computing services ranging from leading applications to storage and processing power. Our cloud computing solutions offer our clients a host of benefits. The core being cost efficiency, as the vast majority of cloud solutions offer added value compared to server-based software. The additional security and mobility advantages that cloud offers are another reason why millions of businesses are switching to the cloud every day.

Our standard cloud computing services

By implementing cloud computing applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, businesses avoid the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure. Instead they have the flexibility to pay for what they use, when they use it.
Cloud computing is also highly scalable and perfect for fast growing technologically advanced businesses looking to expand and scale up their IT capabilities at short notice.


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Quickly build and manage applications
Eliminate onsite infrastructure costs
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Who else do we work for?

We work with businesses across Essex & Greater London and have a diverse client base ranging from fast growing start ups, SMEs, to well established larger businesses.

With 20 years’ experience in the IT industry we have seen the development of cloud computing in recent years. We have worked for clients across all the major verticals including Manufacturing, Finance, Construction, Pharmaceutical, Wholesale and Distribution and, therefore, have a wide range of case studies.

However, no matter the vertical, we know that above all, no two businesses operate the same way which is why we’ll propose a cloud computing package specific to your business requirements. For that reason we prioritise your future business development plans above all else.

Some of our industry partners

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Contact our Essex office

Call us now: 0845 094 0010

Heybridge Business Centre, 110 The Causeway,
Maldon, CM9 4ND

Contact our London office

Call us now: 0845 094 0010

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street,
London, EC2N 1HN