#WorcestershireHour Festival of Business proves great for business!


We were one of many businesses from across the county who took part in the #WorcestershireHour Festival of Business on the streets of Worcester City Centre back in September.

The day enabled us to build relationships with like-minded companies as well as re-connecting with existing contacts, it was also a great way of boosting the brand awareness for the company.


We supplied a kindle, which involved entrants tweeting with the hashtag #WinAKindle on why they should win!  The lucky winner, St Pauls Hostel was chosen by Stuart Allen, Founder of Worcestershire Hour.  The kindle has gone towards the charity helping the reading / creative group they hold for the residents.


Kristian Stott, CEO of Cloud Shepherd commented ‘ Taking part in exhibitions such as the #WorcestershireHour Festival of Business is great for brand awareness.  We enjoyed the event, it was great to see so many people getting involved, clients, local businesses, school children and even consumers were taking an interest!  We’re already planning our exhibition stand at the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business expo in March and look forward to seeing everyone there.


Get ahead of the game with IT efficiency


The world of technology evolves every day, with a gadget for every possible need you may have in your day to day life. With so much technology available at the touch of a button – it’s tricky to know what you actually need for your business. If as a business owner you are looking to get the best from your IT and whilst doing that transform your business results, then a less is more attitude could be the right approach for you.

Scalability, flexibility, productivity and efficiency is the key to the success of any business and to keep ahead, the above must be present and working a 100% to respond to customer needs in real time.

The IT systems / processes you choose to implement are fundamental to the business achieving its goals. The high costs of operation remain an issue for businesses and so opting for a more efficient server could save you space and money, as well as reducing your environmental footprint.

IT environments are being restructured every day by the cloud, mobile and big data. If you don’t get things right, you won’t be moving forward and as a result of this you’ll be left behind. Does that make sense? If it does, then your business must put time aside to improving its service offering and that can be complicated.

We see it so many times; it happens far too often, a businesses limited IT resources is tied up in day-to-day maintenance, due to time-consuming and complex deployment and management tasks. Unfortunately, this exhausts your resources, in terms of both budget and employees and because of this the development, creation and implementation of more innovative and effective IT services, is compromised. If you decide to choose a server that automates and simplifies routine IT tasks, you can then focus on the perfect way to optimise your IT solutions and move your business forward.

We understand that IT may seem like a complicated code for you to crack, however it’s simple with the right systems in place and advice on hand. IT should be agile, scalable and reliable and with cost effective server networks will undoubtedly put your business in a stronger position, back in the game and strides ahead in your industry. So less really is more, when it comes to a simplified network – you can gain competitive advantage with a network that’s built to go the distance.

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