"The Charity Cloud" is a collection of IT services, hosted in The Cloud, designed to be accessible and affordable to charities and Not for Profit organisations. Put simply, we can provide you with better performing IT and reduce your costs by up to 50% compared to a traditional IT solution.
Cloud Computing provides a convenient way of accessing computing services, independent of the hardware you use or your physical location. It removes the need to store information on your PC, mobile device or gadget with the assumption that the information can be quickly and easily accessed via the internet from anywhere at any time.
Cloud Computing allows you to have access to enterprise-grade applications, such as Salesforce.com, and technology without the capital expenditure needed when considering upgrading or changing your current fixed infrastructure. In short, it frees you from the restrictions of the technology on your desk, or in your home, so that you can make the most of the services available without the upfront costs.
IT as a service will be the way all organisations and businesses consume IT resources in the future. It will become a utility, just like electricity is today. And, just as today we don't expect the lights to go out, we will come to expect that IT will just work - simply plug a cable into a wall and press a button and up comes all your documents, information, email, web pages, applications, collaboration tools and wigets!
There's no reason why IT shouldn't be like that now, and for those organisations who have joined The Charity Cloud, it already is.