In the cloud, your business data never sleeps. You can search it, update it and analyse it whenever you want. If you happen to be taking in the sights in a different time zone, you can still check in and see how your business is performing long after the UK office has closed.
The technology available for bespoke cloud applications has never been more comprehensive, accessible and affordable. Databases are at the heart of most business applications and powerful database engines are at the heart of most cloud service providers. Database technology that would cost thousands of pounds to secure and run on premises are now readily available for a very reasonable monthly fee.
Office 365, is currently revolutionising small business computing. Previously a small business server was almost essential to ensure good email and diary sharing facilities. This is no longer the case, so much so that Microsoft no longer produce their once ubiquitous Small Business Server software.