Your data should be secure and accessible at all times. It can be. It’s that simple. We can make it happen and with minimal effort on your part.
Businesses everywhere, from single person start-ups to fortune 500 companies, are using the cloud to store their data, manage their files, and backup essential information. In fact, for small businesses with small IT budgets and little to no in-house IT support, cloud storage is the standard not the exception.
We can make your data available from anywhere and reduce the risks involved in hosting your own content and software. This will lower your monthly costs while increasing your security and features available. Let’s talk about how we can help your company to lower costs while increasing reliability and functionality by migrating to the cloud.
What is “the cloud”?
The “cloud” is essentially an online space where data can be stored and accessed from multiple devices. “Cloud services” are services that rely on this type of data.
You’re already using cloud services in the form of email. However, the cloud can do so much more for you than just save important correspondences. You can use cloud services to store all your corporate data from documents to media and databases. This means having your information and software securely available from any computer anywhere in the world. Theft or deletion of data is far easier in most small business networks than it is in the cloud where multiple layers of physical and software security are used that just wouldn’t be financially feasible for a small business.
Cloud services help to remove the need to be logged in from your office computer to do your work, and it prevents loss of data due to your hardware breaking down or your office flooding. It also makes it easy for employees in different locations to work on a document or database at the same time.
Desktop and Server Backup
Businesses can’t afford to lose essential data. Lost data means lost time and lost revenue. However, we find that most businesses don’t have a system in place for backing up that data.
Do this little test right now, ask yourself or your current IT consultants, “Can I get the version of this Excel file that I saved at 3pm last Wednesday? and a different version of the same file from 5 months ago?”. The answer is probably “Ugh No..”, “maybe tomorrow”, or “the dog ate the USB drive.” With our regular backups, your data is backed up continuously not daily. Save a document and seconds later it is backed up. When the inevitable happens, we can restore the data quickly, so you can relax and get back to work.
Email, Documents, Calendars and More
Email is the primary mode of communication in the modern business. Therefore, it is imperative that your email be secure and reliable. We can help you get the most out of your email with built-in security, archiving services, and better spam filtering.
We also help collaborative teams get set up with G Suite or Office365, so they can take advantage of tools meant for teams. Have you ever worked on the same electronic document in real time with two other people who weren’t sitting right next to you or even in your office?
Imagine the time you would save and the potential confusion you would avoid by not having to email files back and forth. You can even share files and calendars with clients, making it easy to manage project timelines and more. The right tools pay for themselves in time savings alone.
Viruses can be costly, especially the new breed of ransomware viruses that encrypt your files. Luckily for you, we have a multi-layer system to manage these threats. We use email servers to filter for viruses, hardware filters for inbound data with threats attached, desktop level anti-virus monitors, and a backup system that alerts you to massive file changes across your company.
If all that fails, we have your data backed up and a clean copy ready to go. Our clients are well-protected, and in the rare chance that someone clicks on something they shouldn’t, we can still make it right.
Don’t be intimidated by the cloud. It is an essential tool for your business. Find out more about our process or contact us today.