Another story demonstrating the benefits of using cloud computing. This time told from the perspective of the old HTC Magic phone lost on Tuesday.
I had to spend an hour speaking to Vodafone customer service, trying to discover if they would provide an existing customer with the deal only for new customers. Eventually the right person was found and they sorted things out with the phone delivered the very next morning.
Straight away all contacts, calendars, applications from my old phone were installed instantly on my new shiny phone.
This is the amazing power of Android mobile devices. Android constantly synchronises with the internet (cloud) to backup your data whether that is emails, documents, calendars or contacts. What this means for you is that when bad things happen to your phone all of your data is still safe and ready for retrieval.
At PC Brigade we use Google Apps to hold all of data so that we can view files, contacts or emails from any device.
Today, our developer Martin has a nasty cold and rather than risk others becoming infected we have allowed him to stay at home. This was because we utilise our remote working infrastructure with every document and file is stored online. This allows us to continue our work remotely even in the event of fire, flood, illness or theft of devices. This remote work is possible at any time of the day all year long. The only requirement is any phone or computer with an internet connection.
- You can share things instantly – No need to attach files for emails and send to multiple users.
- You don’t lose files – No more duplicate copies scattered across computers.
- You have versioning – Roll back to any previous version of the file.
- You can work collobratively – See live what others are editing in the same document.
If you are interested in this system and want to know more please use the contact form.
Preston technology business PC Brigade has won the Northern Lights Business of the Month Award for April. PC Brigade are computer network and hardware specialists who have worked with local businesses including Blackpool FC, Lancashire Magazine, Worthenshaws in the two years since inception. The business has become well established in the Preston area and utilises the talents of students from UCLAN.
27 year old owner Steve Hilton was celebrating again a few days later. Six years of part time study finally finished last week to earn his degree in Computing. “While the degree has enhanced and benefited the business it gives PC Brigade more credibility which is hard to come by as a young business owner.
With over 2 years of trading we are delighted to announce that PC Brigade is now trading as a PC Brigade Limited and our company number is 07635878. We have become a limited company in an attempt to take on employees in the near future.
PC Brigade has won the Northern Lights Business of the Month competition for April. Founder Steve Hilton was delighted to receive an oversized novelty cheque for £250 at a star studded event featuring TV stars Kirsty Henshaw of Dragon’s Den and Adam Hosker from the Apprentice.
“The £250 will go towards technology to help the team work smarter and faster” Steve said. “There is always room for improvement in business and we have to keep innovating”.