HCS Business Solutions – demystifies the Cloud for Waterford businesses

HCS Business Solutions recently hosted a cloud computing seminar which highlighted the way forward for local businesses. The seminar aimed at business owners and managers was entitled “The New Way to implement IT solutions using the Cloud”.

Neil Phelan, Director of HCS Business Solutions highlighted the cost saving implications of cloud services for small business, whilst Microsoft solution architects demonstrated in real time the accessibility and functionality of cloud based IT systems including Microsoft Office 365 and CRM 2011.

Major developments in the IT sector have been well documented and technologies are now moving towards “the cloud”. Thus HCS hosted this seminar in an attempt to demystify cloud computing and highlight how it can work for local businesses.

According to Mr. Phelan the way forward is inevitably the implementation of cloud based services. “Homes and businesses are becoming more and more dependent on technology. However there are still many obstacles or failure points in the way of being truly connected. Particularly in today’s tough trading climate anything that negatively impacts on productivity and leads to downtime is a real concern for any business.”

He added “That’s why adapting to developments in cloud technology enables companies to have greater data security, more flexibility in terms of functionality, easier and more reliable service along with notable cost saving benefits.”

There was also a demonstration of Microsoft Office 365 by Microsoft solution architects Mark Mulvany and Dave Northey. This is not the first time that HCS Business Solutions has highlighted the massive impact of the cloud. In February of this year HCS Business Solutions was instrumental in brining MD of Microsoft Ireland, Paul Rellis to Waterford to the region’s businesses on the future of “cloud computing” and the advances being made by Microsoft in this area.

For further information about HCS Business Solutions or for a free cloud computing assessment survey visit www.hcs.ie or call 051 595200.