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What is Cloud Computing? 

In today’s age, businesses and people use cloud computing services even without realizing it. In a massive “cloud” of networking and computing capacity, cloud computing benefits include allowing you access to all the information and data without a local server or storage on your personal computer, storage, databases, applications, and analytics are collected and analyzed over the internet. If you are using an online service provider to send emails, play movies and music, store images, or edit documents, you might even be using cloud storage.

Why move to the cloud?

90% of companies are presumed to be on the cloud. Cloud computing is a network of servers that are hosted for data storage and processing on the internet.


Mobility in the cloud is about managing capital and costs between private and public cloud providers, as well as the flexibility to respond easily to competition, technology, or industry shifts. Cloud migration will allow your workers to view and exchange essential files with ease using their tablets, notebooks, and smartphones. There can no longer be files and business programs stored on one computer. This allows activities, availability, and personal productivity to be quicker.


Cloud Computing Security, Privacy and lack of staff training are the top roadblocks to cloud adoption. The benefits of the cloud in terms of reliability are instant. Remember the tremendous data failure risk: this risk practically ceases to occur for cloud computing. All details, even in the event of a corporate system breakdown are still available.


Using a cloud provider allows organizations on the production line to modify their capital distribution. Resource and file sharing in real-time, anywhere in the world, is another feature of cloud computing. Your company becomes responsive and achieves stability, something that was previously unlikely. For smooth operations, the deployment of cloud storage requires proper infrastructure.

Reduced capital costs

First and foremost, an advantage of cloud computing is the reduction in hardware cost. Also, by increasing or decreasing the resources available, your business changes the resources allocated to its assistance according to its needs. Cloud computing makes it easier to better manage the costs associated with IT technology.

What are Managed IT Services? 

Managed IT services are where an organization outsources certain IT operations, referred to as a Managed Service Provider or MSP, to a third-party provider. 

These outsourced roles can be as simple as maintaining IT facilities and other resources functional right the way up to outsourcing the full IT squad. The goal is either to act as an IT team for a business with little to no internal capabilities or to assist an accomplished IT team by taking off their plate some of the day-to-day activities.

Why choose Managed IT Services? 

Managed services providers can deliver all of the above services, as well as a higher level of IT support which may include these things.

Network connectivity

If the organization expands, so will your business network, and it will be important to add more equipment. The maturity of network applications is also growing and managing the ever-changing world of technology can be overwhelming, and yet the security of your network is more important than ever. To further deter malicious activities from threatening your sensitive data, our security platform provides another layer of protection.

Malicious software/virus solutions

In order to protect against the various forms of malicious code that exist, anti-virus solutions and applications have developed, such as viruses, trojans, key loggers, spyware, dialers, and other malware that search out and hijack your confidential information. Our anti-virus solutions are provided as a managed IT service, offering proactive anti-malware technology with worry-free, automated security, daily upgrades to fight new malware versions and encryption that secures the data and achieves compliance with regulations.

Data security

A managed security service provider can promise that information about the business is confidential and secure. While some businesses employ firewalls and anti-virus technologies, organizations that contract their security services from a managed security service provider (MSSP) ensure round-the-clock protection.

Backups/disaster recovery/business continuity

Disaster recovery lets you rebuild your files, preserve confidential information protection, and ensure that in the case of a disaster, the organization bounces back and restores normal operations easily. Our personnel works to make sure that the devices are always up and running. You can be assured that your data is protected, stable, backed up, and always accessible with diligent monitoring and support.


IT strategy and growth management

Controlled services will help the organization increase efficiency and happiness for employees. Having a team of trained technical experts in your corner would allow IT capabilities to be properly optimized, thereby increasing operating performance. Furthermore, these programs also enable members of the core IT team to properly distribute their resources to strategic IT projects and initiatives.

Managed Services vs Cloud Services – Which is right for you? 

It is difficult to choose between managed services and cloud services but company owners prefer cloud services providers over providers of managed services because the former tends to be a cheaper choice. At the same time, in combination, operated cloud systems provide various possibilities for enterprises. This makes vast and evolving volumes of data more agile for storing and analyzing. In a high-performance cloud environment, this high-performance cloud computing incorporates classic managed services infrastructures.

That is why it is recommended to partner with the ones who will maintain the professionalization and standardization of managed services. So that the quality of services is accurate for consumers and suppliers of services. Cloud service providers and managed IT service providers offer the organization ways to work more effectively, connect with your people effortlessly, and get help for your IT needs. 

Your technological needs and budget tells you what’s right for your company. Providers of cloud services are less costly than managed IT services, and they can be a perfect way to get access to high-end computing for your enterprise that you would not be able to build on your own in-house system but managed services also come with their own benefits.

Let PennComp help you with both 

Our offering of Cloud and Managed Services in Houston provides you with completely redundant systems that are also highly compliant and extremely reliable, ensuring top-notch results.

Contact us today if you are willing to hear more about the flexibility of professionally operated Cloud systems and assured quality standards.


Scott Young

Scott Young, is the president of PennComp LLC, an IT Support Houston company. Being a CPA, Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, Change Management Certified and Myers Briggs Qualified, Scott’s expertise is reflected in PennComp as a leading IT company for computer services and network integration. PennComp utilizes Six Sigma methodologies and practices in their service delivery and offers state-of-the-art monitoring and management tools to their clients.