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Here at Your Cloud Works we, like any other business, are here to make money. But, the big difference with us; we work with our clients to ensure the solution we put forward is right for their business, and their back pocket! Yes we want to make money but we also like happy customers who are getting value for money and a great customer service to boot.

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Android apps are coming to Chromebooks

Last week at Google’s annual conference for developers, Google I/O, it announced that Android applications and Google Play (the most popular app store in the world) to will be coming to Chromebooks.

The adoption of Chromebooks in classrooms across the world continues to increase, with K-12 schools in the US purchasing more Chromebooks than all other devices combined in 2015. This move will add further flexibility to these fast, secure and easy-to-manage devices, and ...

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9 Reasons to Switch to Cloud Services

A recent survey by RightScale found that 95% of companies are now using some form of cloud service, yet many of these businesses are still dipping their toes, with at least two thirds of workloads still provided via traditional IT systems.

With huge potential economic benefits available from cloud services, here are 9 reasons why it’s time to switch services over.

Fewer capital costs to worry about

While some investment may be necessary for a strong network and ...

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Google launches polling feature for Classroom

Google Classroom, a paperless assignment workflow application, helps teachers and students communicate and learn together, has recently been improved with the inclusion of a new polling feature. This can help helps teachers quickly check for understanding, gather feedback or gauge interest.

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Here are four ways in which teachers are using polling in the classroom:

Post exit tickets

Cindy Nordstrom, a teacher at Oak Ridge Elementary School in ...

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Google updates Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office

The Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office was launched last July, making it simple and easy for users with Office for Windows to access their Work, Excel and PowerPoint files stored in Google Drive. This plug-in has now been extended to include Outlook support.

Here is an overview of the new Outlook features:

Insert files using Drive

Users can now upload any local file to Google Drive and simultaneously email the link out to the collaborators using Outlook. ...

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Google Apps brings simplicity to Enterprise Mobility Management

Enterprise software can often be complex and difficult to navigate. Unlike consumer software which has gravitated towards simplicity. Google, therefore believes that, Google Apps Admins should have an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that is simple to operate, which delivering enterprise grade security.

In order to make it easier for Google Apps Admins to set up and define mobile management policies, Google has launched three new features:

Mobile Management can now be set up with one click

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Reducing risk with a hosted desktop solution

Reducing risk with a hosted desktop solution

reduce-risk-cloudMigrating to a hosted desktop solution has a significant impact in reducing risk and easing the resources used to adhere to licensing and compliance procedures.

Owning an IT infrastructure leaves firms responsible for ensuring that that appropriate licences and servers are purchased, maintained and updated, all of which consumes vital financial and human resources. Here is a break-down of how these pains are alleviated:

Less ...
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Corporate Wireless Networks: the unexpected benefits

enterprise wirelessThree-quarters of small to medium sized businesses, recently surveyed, have said that reliable wireless networks are an essential element for success.

The businesses ranged from two person firms through to over two hundred, all agreeing that wireless connectivity boosts productivity, enhances service and strengthens their competitiveness, by allowing staff to keep connected throughout their sites.

With the growing of mobile devices in the SMB environment, the ability for employees ...

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