November 28, 2011
Webinar - Cloud Storage, Communications Making their Way to Europe
By Carrie Schmelkin, TMCnet Web Editor
Whether we are talking about cloud hosting, cloud storage, or cloud communications, cloud is ubiquitous – crossing over all verticals, business sizes and even geography. Businesses everywhere are looking to develop cloud strategies that are practical to deploy as well as brimming with benefits. However, many businesses are grappling with how to overcome their concerns surrounding cloud and how to determine the best method for implementing a cloud strategy.
One geographical area in particular that is quickly warming up to the cloud is Europe, particularly as many companies look to export their cloud platforms in the European market. In fact, the best way for service providers to create a better presence in Europe is by adopting a cloud strategy.
Cloud offers businesses a plethora of benefits especially because many companies now have many branches and home offices, which has made WANs cost prohibitive. Moreover, data centers are now being consolidated and being located and managed remotely.
The benefits of cloud are both economical and operational, as enterprises can use the cloud to improve their communication capabilities, drive employee productivity, increase efficiencies and benefit from cost savings. Cloud is viewed as an attractive option because the cloud can now become a platform for voice, data and video. Everyone from MSPs to value added resellers to telecommunication providers to data centers can benefit from a successful cloud strategy.
Find out more about the state of the European cloud market and how to develop a cloud strategy that is unique to your service provider practice by registering for, “Making the European Cloud a Reality,” a webinar that will help organizations make cloud wishes realities.
Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves