London Irish has hailed the benefits of switching to cloud-based data storage solutions.
According to Richard Watton, operations manager at the rugby club, corporate cloud storage is actually a more secure alternative than keeping information on a hard drive.
Speaking to Computing, he said the shift towards cloud computing has also helped to ensure that the data it possesses is being properly backed up.
As a result, London Irish’s backroom employees should be well-placed to continue operating even in the event of a disaster, such as a fire or the theft or ICT equipment.
“I’m very happy with the system and the way it’s going at the moment,” Mr Watton commented.
He is so satisfied with the results of the move that London Irish is keen to embrace the cloud to an even greater extent in the future.
“When technology moves to the extent that we can have everything cloud-based, it’s probably something we’d look to do because it’s very safe and very flexible,” he commented.
London Irish is one of many organisations to conclude that cloud computing is the way forward when it comes to storing information safely and securely.
According to a recent report by the International Data Corporation, there is likely to be a 19 per cent increase in levels of investment in cloud technology throughout 2014 across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
This means the EMEA market should be worth more than $4 billion (2.3 billion) by the end of the year.
The International Data Corporation therefore believes the cloud has become of the “four pillars of the new paradigm of IT usage” that is transforming how technology is used in both commercial and consumer environments, along with Big Data, social and mobility.
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