In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.
But you don't need to worry about what cloud computing is; it's what it does for you that matters.
Faster access to unlimited information can enable you to see new opportunities and innovate faster for competitive advantage. MCN can help implement full cloud solutions where your server is in the cloud, or a hybrid system where you may still have an office based server but be running certain applications or data on the cloud. Because not one solution fits all, MCN can analyse your needs and fit you with the right solution whether 100% cloud or hybrid. Generally, with cloud you pay a monthly fee and don’t actually own the software or the location where your data is stored.
Office 365 is a subscription plan (paid monthly or annually) that includes access to your favourite Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher etc.) plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home.
Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The Office 365 plans that are online-only are a great choice for certain business needs, and they are compatible with desktop versions of the latest version of Office, Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac.
Microsoft Office 365
We are excited about our own local cloud that gives our clients an affordable option to backup their data to an offsite, local location. Best of all, our clients don't have to do a thing and it only costs $95 + GST per server, no matter how much data.