As we begin to approach the middle of the year, companies are asking what 2016 has shown so far about the future of cloud, and what it could contribute to their business in years to come. Since 2010, the number of UK businesses using cloud computing has risen by 75%. This dramatic increase suggests that businesses should be doing what they can now to ensure that they have the infrastructure and staff training to cope with use of the cloud in the future. So what are the 6 emerging cloud trends predicted for 2016 and beyond?
With society turning more and more to technology for their business requirements, it is no wonder that a growing number of businesses are exploring alternative telephony options that could not only cut costs, but bring a range of other benefits to their business. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, technology relies on communication over the Internet. Unlike traditional phone lines, VoIP allows calls to be made from desktop computers, and across multiple locations with the same network.
Many business owners can assure that having a small business will deter hackers from targeting them, but this isn’t the case. In actuality, botnets and automated scanning techniques don’t differentiate between big or small companies. They are only looking for weaknesses in your clients’ IT security, and the easier they are to find, the more at risk your client’s business is from a cyber-attack. However there are many things that small businesses can do to lock down their networks and to help prevent these breaches from happening without breaking the bank.