To celebrate the recent launch of Cloud9, a cloud computing package created by leading IT solutions provider Innovate, a series of free workshops titled ‘Cloud computing – A beginners guide’ will be run from the Innovate office in Poole.

The first two hour workshop will take place on Friday 24 May from 9am and is designed to introduce the fast-growing technology to interested business owners, directors and senior managers.

Attendees will gain a thorough insight into cloud computing and the session will cover:

  • A short history of the cloud
  • What cloud computing means
  • The technical side of cloud, made easy
  • Whether cloud computing is right for a particular business
  • How much it will cost and how much it will save
  • The benefits
  • What it will and won’t do

Plus, delegates will hear about examples of businesses that have moved to cloud and why.  A live demonstration of cloud will also take place.

David Pape, managing director at Innovate, says: “We’ve been planning on running a series of workshops for a while, and we’re really excited that they are coming to fruition to coincide with the launch of Cloud9.

“Cloud services are reshaping the way companies manage their information and do business.  Many people have heard of cloud computing or cloud hosting and have thought that it could be of value to their business but are just not sure how it all works.  Our workshop is the perfect opportunity to speak with the experts and find out how it can improve a company’s operations.”

He adds: “The cloud no longer needs to be a mystery. Our workshops will provide clear and jargon-free information.”

Dates of further workshops are as follows:

  • Wednesday 5 June
  • Friday 21 June
  • Friday 5 July
  • Monday 22 July
  • Friday 13 September
  • Friday 27 September
  • Friday 11 October

The workshops take place at Innovate, Acorn Business Park, Ling Road, Poole, BH12 4NZ.  Places are limited to 15 people and allocated on first come first served basis. To book a place on the first workshop, please telephone Adrian Pitt on 0330 999 1000 or email