Businesses invited to put their head in the cloud

Businesses invited to put their head in the cloud

Businesses in the region are being invited to join a free workshop with leading technology firm techUK to learn how to implement cloud computing in their organisations.

Delivered in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the SME Cloud Clinic takes place on Thursday 20 October at Newcastle College.

Designed to provide SMEs with an introduction to the benefits of cloud computing, the event features a panel of expert speakers and the opportunity to meet with cloud computing service providers.

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP said: “Cloud computing is an increasingly popular way for businesses to operate thanks to the flexibility and mobility it provides.

“This course is part of techUK’s popular Cloud Business Guide for Business Leaders that provides help and support to organisations looking to implement cloud computing.

“Operating in the cloud has shown to improve business efficiency and encourage greater scalability; something we’d like to see businesses across the North East benefit from.”

Cloud computing has grown in popularity in recent years as more and more businesses take advantage of using the internet to access files, data and programs, rather than a traditional hard drive.  

Speakers at the event include David Aspindle, Head of Sales and Marketing at MDS Technologies, Jeremy Lilley, Programme Manager Cloud, Big Data & Analytics at techUK and Richard Stinton, EMEA Solutions Architect at iland Cloud Services Provider.

A free copy of techUK’s Cloud Business Guide for Business Leaders will be available to all attendees.

techUK’s Newcastle SME Cloud Clinic takes place at Newcastle College from 08:00-10:00 on Thursday 20 October. Places are free but must be booked in advance from http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/8993-newcastle-sme-cloud-clinic

For more information about techUK, visit www.techuk.org