Cloud Solutions: Hosted Exchange Email

Email has effectively become the communications bloodstream of business today. Messages endlessly travel back and forth between teammates, as well as between a company and its clients. Most companies need to access and share this data among teammates and across multiple devices–without clogging up everyone’s computer hard drives. The solution: Hosted exchange email, a centralized, cloud-based system by which email and other shared communications can be stored, retrieved and accessed across many devices and platforms.

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Cloud Solutions: Introduction to File Servers

If you have employees who require secure access to the same files, whether onsite or offsite, your business might benefit from cloud-based file servers. A file server is a separate dedicated computer that stores and manages data files that are accessed by other computers within your network. Once a solution mostly for larger companies, file servers were typically kept and maintained onsite, as part of an internal network. However, cloud-based solutions now make secure offsite file servers available for smaller businesses like yours.

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An Introduction to Cloud Solutions

Thanks to the miracle of high-speed Internet, many small business IT and telecom solutions don’t have to live on-site with your company. Instead, you simply store and access them via the “cloud.” (Of course, “cloud” is a metaphor—we’re talking about storage and access via an external server, not some mythical digital “cloud.”)

Businesses are quickly catching on to the wonder of cloud computing, taking it to new heights (pun intended). According to Forbes, companies currently spend four times more on cloud solutions than they spend on other IT. At a predicted growth rate of 19 percent per year, cloud computing will likely grow to a $162 billion industry by 2020.

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A Guide to Small Business IT and Telecom Solutions: An Overview

As the owner of a growing small business, you’re likely wearing what feels like hundreds of different hats. At times (and sometimes simultaneously), you’re a product developer, marketing representative, project manager, supervisor, payroll accountant, phone answerer, stamp licker, coffee-getter…need we go on?

With all these details, the last thing you want to worry about is your company’s IT and telecom systems. Yet, at some point, something is going to force these issues to the top of your priority list. Perhaps something already has. Maybe you’ve outgrown your current infrastructure; perhaps you don’t have enough phone lines to accommodate the calls, or perhaps your website keeps crashing because your customers are maxing out your bandwidth. Maybe you’ve experienced a security breach. Or maybe you’re the proactive type and you don’t want to wait for a crisis before you address these issues. (If so, kudos to you!)

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Your money or your data!

How dangerous is encrypting Ransomware to your business?

Millions of ransom attacks are attempted on companies both small and large each year and they are only increasing. This is an easy way for hackers to make money by sitting at their keyboard in a different country.

The most recent attack was last Friday. Cyber bad guys have spread ransomware, known as WannaCry, to computers around the world. It locks down all the files on an infected computer.

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VoIP – What is this new Phone system?

Is your traditional phone system a risk to your business?

It’s time to finally see a new way of looking at your business communications.

Your old phone system has served you well all these years to make and receive calls, but is it limiting your ability to do more with lower costs and help your business? Are you able to use applications that can help manage your business more effectively?

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Keeping IT Simple!!

Does your tech guy understand what you really need?

Are you tired of dealing with a tech guy that speaks gibberish, or at least that’s what it sounds like when he communicates the issues you are having on the computers? Sounds like a clip from back to the future with the flux capacitor. That’s one way to throw someone off and seem like IT is rocket science. Do they understand what you really need? We need someone to listen to our business needs and is willing to take the time to get it done right.  This allows us to focus on what we do best in our business and leave the rest to the experts.

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