Step into the World of Cloud Computing
13th September 2013
Businesses from across Lincolnshire can get an inside look into the world of cloud computing thanks to a visit to a leading supplier being organised by onlincolnshire.
Cloud computing allows you to use a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server, meaning your business can be truly mobile. The idea is to streamline business practice and provide more flexibility by allowing you to access your data from anywhere.
The event will feature demonstrations of how cloud services work and talks on the uses of such services. The Lincolnshire County Council-run project has brought in CDI Alliance Ltd to help organise the event. It will be held on 26th September 2013 between 4.30pm and 7.10pm at the Timico Ltd Data Centre in Newark. Trefor Davies, the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Timico, spoke at the onlincolnshire Digital Conference in March.
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It is really important that businesses know the benefits of this technology and that they’re encouraged to embrace it.
“There are so many uses for the cloud and so many ways it can improve how a business functions and help to increase profit margins. The cost of maintaining servers through a cloud provider is lower than using physical servers, it saves space in the workplace and means if an office is damaged, for example by a fire, less information is at risk of being lost.
“Thousands of people use cloud services every day and the way it allows businesses to work on the go and access files from anywhere is truly remarkable.”
Anyone attending the event will need to bring photo ID owing to the secure nature of the Timico facility. The event is being part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The event is free to attend but has limited spaces available. People interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the onlincolnshire project visit www.onlincolnshire.org or follow @onlincolnshire on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/onlincolnshire
Notes to Editors:
- Onlincolnshire is part of Lincolnshire County Council, working with partner organisations to promote good connections between people, services, communities and places. It is part-funded by the East Midlands European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. More information can be found at www.onlincolnshire.org.
- Some Internet users in rural Lincolnshire experience speeds of less than 1 Mbps. The UK’s average broadband speed is 7.6 Mbps, according to Ofcom.
- The contract with BT concentrates on an intervention area of over 150,000 premises where existing or planned commercial roll outs would not deliver superfast speeds. This will mean that at least 94% of all premises should have access to fibre broadband by April 2016.
- The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf