New Year, New IT

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It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with open arms. With each New Year comes new aims, objectives and plans. Businesses strive to make each year better than the last – whether it’s recruiting more staff or completely scrapping previous business plans and starting from scratch.

Most businesses have pretty generic, typical goals they are wanting to work towards in order to make their business overall more; profitable, productive and enjoyable.

Cloud computing can completely reshape how businesses operate for the better, allowing businesses to reach these goals easier than they would with the traditional IT set-up. With improved IT comes a whole list of benefits for businesses.

Here are 3 reasons why the New Year is a perfect time to opt for new IT:


A New Year means new tech, new updates and new requirements. In addition to this, you also need to ensure all application licenses are renewed.

The thought of your IT staff going from each individual hard drive in the office to attempt to update them simultaneously and in time for staff returning to the office after their time off is something they are most likely not looking forward to.

All of this can be avoided with the adoption of cloud computing.

By adopting cloud computing, businesses can leverage their cloud service provider’s keeping software up-to-date.

How? As all files and application are stored within the cloud environment and not individually on each physical hard drive – this means when an update occurs, it does not update each user’s application one-by-one. The update allows the synchronisation of the update meaning there is no waiting around for your app to be ready to use.


A New Year means a new beginning – it’s a time many of us bite the bullet, take chances and start to really consider doing what’ve we really wanted to do for so long.

For many, this means ditching the way you previously worked and doing things your own way/ Whether this is through freelancing or even launching your own business.

With the cloud, you don’t even need an office to carry out work efficiently. Whether you’re a one-man band or an army of thousands, the cloud can provide a collaborative, easily accessible way to working.


The cloud allows any employee to transform their home into a second office. With all files and applications stored within the cloud environment, all employees need to do to access their work desktop is to log on with Wi-Fi connectivity or even 4G. This new approach to working brings positive results with 91% of remote workers believe they “get more done”, compared to 9% who don’t. In addition, 52% of remote workers are less likely to take time off.

As well as being able to opt for remote working, employees can also make use of a BYOD approach to their work. BYOD is the use of personal devices such as tablets, phones, and laptops. Gartner predicted that by 2017, 50% of employees will be required to carry out work on their own device.

By employees using their own devices, this means the maintenance of this tech is handled by each individual. By using their own devices, employees will be comfortable with its layout and programming – no training required!

As they are their own devices – they may not even view what they are doing as work. Employees could start to view work as an option due to the ability to use their beloved laptop whenever wherever, increasing motivation and productivity.

Transform your IT this New Year and reap the benefits.

If you’re interested in making your business more cost-effective and productive with improved IT, do not hesitate to contact us for a free demo. 

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