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60% of firms don't use cloud services

Fasthosts new online storage service hopes to change this

Six in ten businesses don't use any form of cloud-based services, says Fasthosts Internet.

Research conducted by IDC on behalf of the internet hosting company revealed that while 82 percent of UK firms admit they are aware that they need to back-up, only 16 percent are using a cloud-based service.

Furthermore, one in five firms say they will sidestep cloud computing completely

Fasthosts said a key reason for reluctance to embrace new cloud computing technologies is a lack of staff expertise, with a quarter of firms admitting this is a primary concern for them.

With this in mind, the internet hosting company has launched a new online storage service aimed at valuable business data.

The service starts from £19.99 per month inc VAT for 50GB of online space and all data is stored in a 'state of the art' data centre in the UK.

Fasthosts says the service also offers multiple methods of uploading, including drive mapping, via a web browser or using FTP, as well as the ability to share documents that have been stored in the online space with other web users.

The data is also is securely transferred using SSL and backed-up automatically.

Steve Holford from Fasthosts said: "Our new secure online storage solution is ideal for ensuring that valuable business data is always backed up securely and on-hand 24/7 from any computer".

"The speedy transfer and flexibility for access means increased efficiencies and easier remote working. There has never been a better business case for cloud-based data storage".

See also: Trend Micro aquires online storage firm Humyo


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