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Finding Your First Cloud Service: Six Steps for Success

In recent years, the daily morning commute to office blocks has been replaced with the luxury of working from the comfort of our own homes – the modern workforce has become increasingly digital, and the role of technology has never been so important. Nowadays, the workplace is more tech-reliant than ever, and migrating to the Cloud will only elevate your business in supporting your near-limitless growth and success.

Yet, it doesn’t always appear that simple. Navigating your way through the Cloud can feel like a long and winding road as you battle with the complexities and complications thrown up at every twist and turn. So, you want a Cloud service that will pave the way and aid your growth, overcome these complexities and complications and keep your business competitive.


To start you off on the right track, we’ve detailed six factors that are crucial to aiding your business’ first venture into the Cloud.


Six Steps for Success

1.Data and Email Migration

Seamless data and email migration will streamline your transition to the Cloud. The best Cloud support will integrate the data from your current solution to your new online desktop with ease. It's that simple. A single connection ensures access to all your data from anywhere, at any time. With no complications, your business’ communication will never faulter – facilitating constant collaboration between you, your clients and colleagues.

2. Simple Setup and Configuration

Having a simple setup and configuration is essential to ensuring your business’ transition to the Cloud is seamlessly smooth and easy.



3.Email and Web Protection

Having a secure Cloud server is essential and through a Cloud service, such as CMI's BigCloud Virtual Desktop Service, you can rest assured that your email and data is protected. Targeting threat protection across all perimeters, the right Cloud support reduces risk, meets compliance requirements and ensures 100% protection of your data.

4.Enhanced Security and Backup Tools

In addition to maintaining email and web protection, it's crucial to ensure complete protection of your data and security. A fully managed disaster recovery service, such as CMI’s Backup and Disaster Recovery Service, is the comprehensive solution that your business needs. Not only for smooth operations, but for your own peace of mind.

5.Ongoing Helpdesk Support

Accessibility to ongoing support from a rapidly responding support team is key to guaranteeing your setup is supporting your business in the most efficient way. With specialist support, you’ll be covered with Cloud-specific assistance for all your online workplace needs. As requirements change, your virtual desktop should adapt to your business needs – a Cloud solution that’s easy to install but built to last.

6.The Full Office 365 Suite

Businesses are increasingly choosing Microsoft 365 for its collaboration tools as it seamlessly integrates all your data. With increased flexibility and maximum-security compliance, your employees have everything they need to thrive in the modern office – and quite frankly, it makes life simpler for everyone.



Think Big, Think BigCloud


Finding the right Cloud service for you is paramount. Secure, reliable and set up for simplicity, CMI’s bespoke BigCloud solution is the all-in-one solution that covers all the above points – rendering it the guaranteed solution for your business. Partnering with a trusted Cloud service, such as CMI’s BigCloud, means you’re compliant, connected and complexity-free when transitioning to the Cloud environment – everything you want from your first Cloud solution. With your workspace tailored to your specific business needs, and none of the complicated migration and management, you’ll maintain seamless business continuity as you migrate your legacy servers and apps into BigCloud.


To speak to us about TheBigCloud and how we can help, simply get in contact with us today.


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Topics: cloud computing, cloud support

Graham Stead

Written by Graham Stead

Graham joined CMI following the acquisition of his previous business in 2016, having successfully run that for business for 20 years. Graham's absolute focus is on making sure that we consistently hold our clients central to everything that we do, and is often heard repeating our mantra "we exist to make a significant positive impact on our clients business". Graham and his team work closely with our clients to educate, inform, and ultimately to provide technology that delivers that positive impact. Outside of the office, he is a huge supporter of Bone Cancer Research Trust and has raised over £130,000 for them in recent years.

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