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You Can’t Stop Staff Bringing Their Own Devices

Jonathan September 18, 2012 0 Comments

Cutting edge technology is everywhere. Just look at the iPhone 5. Announced on 12 September, it’ll be a common sight before you know it. Then there are tablet computers, becoming more popular among home users. Not to mention, of course, the not-so-humble laptop, which is now thinner, lighter and more powerful than ever. Everyone has […]

Cloud Computing Benefits for Small Businesses

Jonathan September 11, 2012 0 Comments

Over the last 10 years cloud computing has become one of the hottest topics both for the media and businesses across the globe. According to the IDC, 64% of SMEs use at least one cloud-based service in some shape or form. Surprisingly not everybody realises they are using it and this has meant that the […]

How Can Cloud Computing Help Charities?

Jonathan August 29, 2012 0 Comments

Here at Yorkshire Cloud we’ve been on the road showcasing our hosted desktop and cloud computing services to a range of businesses. One particular area of interest to us is Charities and non-profit organisations. In many cases Charities are stuck in the dark ages with their IT infrastructure and as a consequence are paying obscene […]

Why are More and More Businesses Moving to the Cloud?

Jonathan July 17, 2012 0 Comments

The cloud is one of the quickest growth areas in the IT sector, more and more businesses are using the cloud for their day to day processes and according to analysts TechMarketView, the UK market for cloud computing reached £1.2bn in 2011, 38 percent higher than the previous year. That’s some serious growth! But why […]

The cloud’s easy, but you should look before you leap

Jonathan June 25, 2012 0 Comments

Getting started with cloud computing can be ridiculously easy. With some services, you just have to type in your details and put in a credit card number. Then before you know it, your [cloud backup / accounting / CRM / email / insert here] service is ready for you to use. Don’t jump in with […]

Contract win for YorkshireCloud.co.uk

Jonathan May 19, 2012 0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce that YorkshireCloud.co.uk has been appointed by JCT600 Contracts. The Bradford-based company, which is part of the JCT600 group, offers vehicle leasing and management services to the corporate and personal markets and operates a fleet of over 6,000 vehicles for a variety of owners. With a 15-strong sales team, many of whom […]

Do you waste money on IT?

Jonathan April 26, 2012 0 Comments

Can you imagine someone from your electricity company calling and asking you to guess how much electricity your business will use over the next 5 years? Based on that guess you’d then be expected to pay for that electricity upfront and in full? It wouldn’t be very practical would it? That’s exactly what happens with […]

Keeping your email secure with Hosted Exchange

Jonathan March 28, 2012 0 Comments

One of the concerns people sometimes have about switching to Hosted Exchange – our cloud email platform – is about security. As with any cloud service, Hosted Exchange means placing your business data (emails, contact details, diary entries and so on) in the hands of a trusted supplier. How do you know they’ll keep it […]

Five characteristics of cloud services

Jonathan March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Cloud services can be hard to get your head round because they span so many different areas. Although ours are focused on desktop computing, email, storage and backup, there are cloud services out there to do your accounts, make phone calls, create presentations … it seems like you can do anything in the cloud! However, […]

A complete beginner’s guide to the cloud

Jonathan March 10, 2012 0 Comments

Cloud computing is everywhere you go. Well, just about. A search for the phrase on Google generates around 112 million results. And every IT organization going is providing some sort of ‘cloud-based solution’ or ‘cloud computing system’. The truth is, cloud computing can be a difficult concept to grasp if you’ve not run into it […]