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Are you ready to step up to the Cloud?

More SMBs are turning to Cloud-based systems to operate their business. Here’s what you need to know to create a modern workplace environment.

Cloud 101

The Cloud refers to a centralised location on the internet that stores your data, making it accessible anytime, anywhere, from any authorised, connected device.


Space-saving data storage.

Saving your data – working files, payroll etc. in the Cloud not only frees up office space and saves on hardware investment, it also allows your people to collaborate with each other and access files so much more efficiently and securely – wherever they are.


Scalability and automation.

The Cloud and the way you use it can grow and change as your business grows and changes. Instead of having to get your IT team to keep your file storage system updated and maintained, most applications in the Cloud automatically update themselves.


Data backup.

There’s nothing more important than backing up your data. The Cloud simplifies the process by automatically updating your data as you work. It also creates copies of your data off-site where it will be safe from any local natural disaster, theft, or malfunction.


Information sharing.

Whether you have in-house staff or a global workforce, the Cloud makes sharing data effortless. Once you have your data backed up, sharing files is as easy as sending a link, eliminating the frustrating process of trying to email large files.



Security is one of the biggest concerns for SMB IT’s when it comes to Cloud storage. Shadow IT systems and their lack of security can be a potential threat to any business when systems aren't organised or managed by the IT department. With the Cloud, greater security benefits are available to your business so you and your team can rest assured.

Choosing a reputable Cloud provider.

Lenovo have recently been made an official Microsoft Cloud Service Provider, providing license-based Cloud services to help create a modern workplace environment. Ready to step up to the Cloud with Lenovo?

To find out what special offers you can access, contact the Lenovo CSP Team.


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