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How to move to the cloud

How to move to the cloud

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How to make the most of the cloud How to move to the cloud
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Rather than installing software on your local computer or server, cloud computing uses remote servers to run the software which delivers services to you over the internet via a web browser. Web-based email (e.g. Hotmail or gMail), internet banking, file storage (e.g. Dropbox) or even social media sites like Facebook are examples of cloud computing.
  Are you considering using the cloud for some or all of your ICT needs? Lasa's Information Systems Team shares some tips and guidance on how the cloud can work for you. Moving to the cloud is often an option which cuts costs and increases security for many charities. However there are some important things to consider to ensure a smooth transition - this guide provides advice and key insights.
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  Rather than installing software on your local computer or server, cloud computing uses remote servers to run the software which delivers services to you over the internet via a web browser. Web-based email (e.g. Hotmail or gMail), internet banking, file storage (e.g. Dropbox) or even social media sites like Facebook are examples of cloud computing.

Are you considering using Moving to the cloud is often an option which cuts costs and increases security for many charities. However there are some or all of your ICT needs? Lasa's Information Systems Team shares some tips important things to consider to ensure a smooth transition - this guide provides advice and guidance on how the cloud can work for you. key insights.

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