Cloud Computing

As  you know risual have been working on re-vamping their portfolio and now have three transformation pillars that funnel all risual offerings and solutions: Cloud, Business and Digital.

But what does this mean for you?

risual has worked hard to consolidate our wins, experiences and successes into defined offerings and solutions making it easier than ever before to transform your business. Whether it be moving to the cloud, digitizing your workforce or streamlining your processes, risual has over 15 years of experience in successful transformations so has the expertise to deliver successful projects. We brought our clients the new portfolio to:

  •  Store all risual offerings and solutions in one portfolio
  •  Allow our clients the ease of three dedicated transformation pillars each with their own benefits
  •  Focus on cloud, business and digital transformation projects, experiences and wins in turn
  •  Highlight our successes across the Microsoft stack
  •  Showcase our wins across a variety of sectors, industries and technologies

So we thought we’d celebrate by getting you up to speed in all things Cloud, kicking of with Cloud Computing. So lets start with the basics…

What is the definition of Cloud Computing?

What are some major advantages to Cloud Computing?


Because your data is stored within the Cloud you have access to it wherever you are, whether that’s on the train, in the office or out and about. You’ll no longer have that sense of dread when you’ve left files on your work desktop, with everything in the cloud you can access it around the world. No more rushing back to the office to get your work, you can simply open up a device and log on. Cloud providers perform regular security audits to make sure their security is up to date always, keeping all your content, files and data safe.


Every organisation’s goal is to grow, develop and succeed and with Cloud Computing you can do that. You can scale up and scale down your cloud capacity, this scalability is within the Cloud resources so can be called upon whenever and wherever.


Results from the Cloud Security Alliance show that 79% of companies receiver regular requests from users to buy more cloud applications with file sharing and collaboration services. Cloud Computing is designed with collaboration in mind, it lets individuals edit documents in real time together, from anywhere in the globe. Your teams are able to do more together because they have the potential to do more together at their fingertips.


Cloud Computing hosts all data in the cloud, reducing your need for on-site servers. Businesses can downsize their data centres (or get rid completely), using less resources and money. Cloud Computing reduces organisations carbon footprints, no longer taking up large amounts of resource and storage for hefty data centres.


Cloud Computing cuts out capital expenditure costs completely, you’ve no longer got the need to spend large amounts of money on servers, data centres and all the stuff that comes with it. You no longer need to hire high-tech support teams to fix sever issues because your Cloud provider will do it all for you. And a bonus is you only pay for what you use, you’re no longer over-spending because you haven’t downsized in a while, with the Cloud you only pay for exactly what you’re using.

What do you think about Cloud Computing?

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