Interested in moving your applications to the cloud but don’t know where to start? Call True North Technology and ask us how we can help you migrate some or all of your internal IT functions to a cloud-based provider. Cloud-based services have been around for long time, they just weren’t called that! Services such as Microsoft’s Hotmail and Google’s Gmail are examples of cloud-based services that have been around for over a decade. In recent years though, cloud-based services have become far more compelling due their increased functionality and ease of use. Products such as Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google Docs have matured to the point where the SMB market is seriously considering these services as their in-house servers reach end of life. There are many applications that are not cloud-based at this point in time. They are usually industry specific or legacy applications that still need to remain on an in-house server. In this type of scenario it may be possible to have a hybrid solution where certain functions (such as email and accounting) are cloud-based and others remain on-site such as file storage, user authentication and non-cloud applications. Let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll develop a plan to get you there!