The benefits of cloud computing outweigh the risks. What keeps small businesses from going to the cloud? I think you do not know where to start, the lack of IT support and the current infrastructure are the main obstacles to migration to the cloud.
Small entrepreneurs do not know where to start. I do not know who’s calling. They have questions they can not ask. They want to learn in the cloud, but they do not sell. They do not know where to start or to start. Well, I would recommend Unified Messaging, Cloud Backup and Managed Services as a good starting point. These services are strong and mature and offer significant benefits.
Unified Messaging improves employee productivity and collaboration. Unified Messaging makes the desktop mobile. Unified Messaging offers branded messaging, instant messaging, desktop sharing, content management, SMS, audio and video conferencing. Each of these tools increases employee productivity, but their integration is enormous.
According to statistics from CA Technologies and its software, 30% of small businesses do not regularly maintain backups of their branches due to staff costs or limitations. Was the backup done last night? Are you sure that Cloud Backup allows you to answer: “Yes, I did it”. Traditional backups work once a day after the workday. The disadvantage is that the computer is stopped before programming the execution of the backup program and all the data created or modified that day is lost. Traditional backup copies are created on the site and must be sent for maximum protection. The bras are in real time. Data is backed up when you create or edit it and immediately send it to the cloud. Your risk is minimal. As an added feature, you can access your data at any time by visiting the cloud service provider’s website and logging in.
What are managed services? Managed Services is a simple and cost-effective way to monitor all major components of your computer network. Managed services provide remote monitoring and support services, patch management, antivirus, spam protection, event reporting, alerts, performance reporting, and asset tracking. Small businesses generally can not afford the costs of IT staff. These services are usually provided by IT service providers.
Managed services are worthwhile because they tell you about your computer network. Do you know if the antivirus software is updated? Has your antivirus software expired? Have you updated your Windows this week? What is your type of computer, model and serial number? What are your Windows serial numbers? What are the product keys of your Windows system? Which operating systems do you use? On which computers does this operating system work? Do you know the answers to any of these questions? You may wonder why this matters. What happens in the event of loss due to theft, flood or fire? This happens in case of theft. Normally, you must file a police report to submit your insurance claim. The police ask you to prepare, model and serialize the stolen computers. Your insurance company will ask you to create your computer, your model, and your stolen serial numbers. The police need this information to identify their computers during the restore. The insurance company must determine the market value of the computers. The insurance company may request any serial number to prevent insurance fraud.
Managed services allow remote support. For example, suppose your administrative assistant has problems starting the spreadsheet application. In the past, the technician had to leave to solve the problem. For managed services, help is just a phone call because remote assistance means no one has to leave. Take technical control of your IT administration assistant and solve the problem. The best part could be that they can see all the technology that has done to solve the problem and possibly solve it themselves if that were to happen in the future. You are protected against unauthorized remote access because your employees must approve their computers before the authorized session.