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Get your business in the cloud in Boston

5th July 2013
Get your business in the cloud in Boston

Businesses in the Boston area can get free advice on how to get ahead with the help of cloud computing at a free event this month.

The Boston Digital Conference on cloud computing is organised by Onlincolnshire at Boston College between 9.30am and 1.30pm on Friday, July 12.

Cloud computing allows businesses to use a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server, meaning business data and sales can be truly mobile.

The conference will look at the effect on IT infrastructure and how cloud services speed up working day, save money, and help users take advantage of the latest innovations.

Guest speakers will talk about the use of cloud accounting software, cloud-based back-up and security software, and how cloud services can save businesses money.

Dave Briggs from consultancy Kind of Digital, which is organising the conference on behalf of Onlincolnshire, said: “Cloud computing has changed the way businesses use the internet, making it possible for them to work in a more flexible way to better suit their needs.

“When businesses buy IT services from a cloud computing provider, that provider takes responsibility for the majority of the infrastructure. This saves money and time on maintenance and upgrades.

“You also have greater flexibility and mobility as employees can work from almost any location, instantly accessing important files, data, documents and IT tools from a range of devices.

“Businesses can also feel secure knowing that if their computers are damaged by fire or a flood for example, all their files are safely stored away in the remote server so their business can continue as usual,” he added.

The event has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). You can keep up to date with what’s happening at the event by following the Twitter hashtag #bostoncloud. Free tickets can be booked at this link.