The term ‘Cloud Computing’ and the technology behind it are here to stay. And the reason is simple – the cost-benefit proposition of cloud computing is very attractive. Simply put, cloud computing is a network of computing resources delivered over the Internet.
If there is one message that rings true for businesses of all sizes and across many industries, it is “Be prepared for change.” The success of your business may depend on your ability to remain focused on your core business and adapt quickly to a changing world. As your business adapts to changing regulatory requirements, evaluates new business opportunities, and anticipates competitive threats, you should also be considering how to more strategically use technology. This is where Cloud Services come into play.
Whether yours is a global enterprise spanning multiple countries and time zones, or a retail store in the Cayman Islands, your business can reap significant benefits by utilizing the Cloud for some or all of your IT needs. It can give you access to functionality that you might not otherwise be able to afford; functionality that gives you a competitive advantage.
The theory is interesting. The return on investment is compelling. But how exactly can the Cloud help your business?
If yours is not an IT business, why invest time, staff resources, and capital in IT infrastructure when you can outsource it? You can rent managed servers from BIC, hosted in their Offshore Cloud, at a fraction of the cost of buying new ones and installing them at your site.
Your servers, either physical or virtual, are dedicated to you. They are racked in a state of the art data centre in the Cayman Islands, monitored constantly and available to your business 24x7x365. You’ll never have to worry about backups, power failures, security and alarm systems, loss of air conditioning and Internet outages.
So, more than just saving you time and money, the Cloud offers you peace of mind! To learn more about how your business can take advantage of BIC’s managed hosting click here.
Email is a necessity. It should work and you shouldn’t have to worry about it. That’s our philosophy at BIC and that’s why we created the Office Cloud Xmail platform. It’s a hosted email service in the Cayman Offshore Cloud, 100% hosted in the Cayman Islands, that gives your business the power of a global enterprise email system without all the costs. Click here for more information.
Cloud Folders & Cloud Online Backup
The amount of data that businesses have to manage is growing exponentially. It represents information that is critical to your operation and your competitiveness, however, storing it, backing it up, maintaining a disaster recovery plan for it, and securing it from both environmental and cyber threats is both complex and expensive.
Or you could just use Cloud Folders and Cloud Online Backup from BIC and we’ll take care of all of that for you. Your data will be safe, hosted in a data centre that has been operating non-stop for nearly 10 years, including through Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Paloma…. And available to you anytime, from anywhere.
Another great thing about the cloud is that it’s everywhere. So the cloud is where your customers are. As such, it’s a natural fit for a business that needs to provide a web portal for its clients to give them access to their data, or enable them to place orders.
Your clients are demanding the convenience of these online services. The challenge is providing this 24x7x365 self-service capability without exposing your own network and sensitive data to security risks. This means it’s critical that you partner with a cloud provider that specializes in client portal solutions.
BIC has developed client portals for both the public and private sector and we know how to balance the need for security with the need for universal web access. Click here for more…
No matter where in the world you are, both man-made and natural disasters are risks that all businesses face. If your office experiences a hurricane, fire or even vandalism, for example, all data could be lost. But luckily, you can use the Cloud to mitigate this risk. By storing backup data in a remote location, as well as updating it regularly, you can reduce the time needed to recover from a disaster and resume business.
It’s always been good common sense to prepare for a crisis. For some businesses making a documented disaster recovery plan is a requirement from their head office, or even their regulators.
For more information on how our certified Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery experts can work with you click here.