Guide

Cloud computing

Introduction

Cloud computing can redefine the way you do business. It lets you store information and use hardware and software remotely over the internet, based on where and when you need them. You can use cloud computing as a stand-alone solution or alongside your existing IT infrastructure.

While cloud technology often enables cheaper, faster and portable operations for businesses, it sometimes raises concerns about security and reliability.

This guide looks at the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing for business. It explains how cloud computing works, how to decide if it's right for your business and what you should consider when using it.

It also looks at some of the risks involved - including data protection, business continuity and issues around service provision.