What are cloud-hosted applications and what do they mean for my business | HDUK

A cloud-hosted application is a piece of hosted software as a service (SaaS) that enables users to utilise a software application that is hosted in the cloud on a subscription basis. Put simply, cloud-hosted applications are hosted on a cloud infrastructure that users can access through the internet, from anywhere in the world.

Having your business applications hosted with a cloud-hosted solution gives you the ability to meet the potential growth of your business with seamless upgrades, eliminating the costs associated with traditional client-server software upgrades.

Hosted Desktop Application services from HDUK is the most cost-effective business solution available for a business, eliminating all the problems associated with an in-house server system. Hosting your desktop applications through virtual desktops makes working remotely hassle-free.

HDUK provides you with the ultimate flexibility to access your business applications from anywhere or allow multiple users to log in from different locations to use your bespoke business software.

An example of a cloud-hosted application working in practice is bookkeeping software, which allows both the bookkeeper and the accountant to log in to the software from different locations and work on the same data.

Hosted applications currently running on our system include:

  • Sage Instant Accounts
  • Sage Line 50
  • Sage Line 200
  • QuickBooks
  • Qtac Payroll
  • AMLC Plus (Anti Money Laundering Compliance Plus from BHIS)

Benefits of cloud-hosted applications

First and foremost, hosting your applications in the cloud allows you to work from any location. You can access your software applications from anywhere, at any time with an Internet-enabled device and Internet connection. It also eliminates the need for in-house servers, therefore reducing your overall IT costs. Finally, you get complete peace of mind regarding security and reliability concerns, as all data is stored in secure data centres, and HDUK uses the same industry-standard SSL encryption as used for online banking and secure payments.

If you would like to find out more about how cloud technology can give your business the flexibility it needs, contact us today on 01883 582359 or contact@hduk.co.uk for a free cloud strategy review.

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