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Is your head in the Cloud? If not, then we should talk!

In the small-medium business (SMB) world, perceptions of the Cloud and what it means is different from one company to the next. Current adoption rates and reasons for adoption are also quite diverse. One thing we all know for sure, it’s growing rapidly across all fronts.


Why are more companies moving their IT into the Cloud? The reasons are


  • Eliminate capital investments in infrastructure
  • Reduced infrastructure operating costs
  • Increased mobility and collaboration
  • Greater agility and flexibility, scalability
  • Improved data security for compliance
  • Efficient backup and data storage maintenance
  • Create a disaster recovery plan
  • Simpler to manage as a vendor service


Although 50% of SMB’s agree that cloud computing will be important in the future, 80% don’t have the capital resources to implement new technologies and applications that can help them grow their business. So instead of heavy capital investment, organizations are moving rapidly to the as-a-Service (XaaS) model whereby anything can be outsourced more cost efficiently as well as provide all sorts of opportunities to leverage the Cloud for highly effective business communications.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

In your small-medium size business or mid-market account, imagine having enterprise grade server infrastructure and data storage capacity in a private Cloud environment with encryption, firewalls, monitoring and 24x7x365 support… all at an affordable price. That’s what IaaS is all about.


The reasons companies are going in this direction include

  • Eliminate physical servers on-premises
  • Reduced cost on IT maintenance
  • No capital expenditures
  • Relieve IT headaches


The benefits of IaaS include

  • Elasticity
  • Optimize IT resources
  • Added value with security and disaster recovery features
  • Cost efficiency with a usage based pay-as-you-go model

Your applications are built virtually into the solution so you can leverage technology as a competitive advantage, not just a cost of doing business!

Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

Bring your own device (BYOD) is changing the workplace. Today’s employees are agile and need to be able to select the device that fits their needs in various circumstances. DaaS provides a mobility solution that eliminates PC’s and runs your business applications from the Cloud.


The reasons companies are adopting this include

  • Eliminate PC and software refreshes
  • System is modular and portable
  • Cater to a distributed workforce whereby mobility freedom empowers team members
  • Licensing is provided
  • Options available for level of management desired


The benefits of DaaS include

  • Productivity gains by connecting to desktops and your virtual network from any device anywhere
  • End user satisfaction with job performance improvement
  • Customized to your specific company application requirements
  • Company management controls and can make changes
  • Added value with security and disaster recovery features


Virtualization is transforming the way people are able to do business. A private virtual desktop helps introduce BYOD more efficiently and securely and is perfect for any company that wants to embrace this innovative way of working.

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)

More than ever before, businesses are heavily reliant on their applications and the technology that run them. The inability to access key data for a matter of days, or a total loss due to a crisis, could put a company out of business.


The reasons firms use this service include

  • Eliminates downtime
  • Protects against lost revenue
  • Automatic backup and managed failover with storage based replication
  • Ensures data security


The benefits of DRaaS include

  • Monitoring and support
  • Fast and short recovery time objective (RTO)
  • Low cost of ownership for any size business
  • Scalable with pay-as-you-go model


Protect your organization from natural disaster or any other source of server failure with a solid DR plan that ensures business continuity.

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) / Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Turnkey hybrid solutions on a software defined networking (SDN) platform with network functions virtualization (NFV) that provide routers, firewalls and session border controllers securely connecting remote locations and workers to a private wide area network (WAN).


The reasons companies are utilizing this include

  • Seamlessly connects corporate offices to branches and data centers
  • Eliminates single points of failure
  • Customized and unlimited virtual private network integration
  • Cost is based on pay-per-use


The benefits of NaaS/Paas include

  • Improved network performance
  • Increased cost efficiency with reduced need for dedicated switches
  • Self-provisioned on demand and scalable quickly and easily
  • Guaranteed SLA’s ensuring business continuity

As part of an overall IaaS strategy, taking this route offers a resilient and cost effective method to meet your IT needs, now and in the future.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Run the world’s most popular business software suite on your entire network to include on premise PC’s and all conceivable mobile devices – anywhere, anytime. Everything runs in the Cloud through your existing telecom connectivity. Applications include:


  • Outlook
  • MS Office Professional
  • Email – hosted exchange
  • Word
  • Skype for Business (Lync)
  • Excel
  • OneDrive
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint
  • Publisher
  • Cloud storage space
  • Access
  • Security and compliance apps


As a subscription based service, pricing is based on per user for unlimited devices instead of individual licensing per installed device, resulting in an effectively lower cost of ownership.

For companies requiring deployment assistance and integration support and training, contracted professional services are available from a local award-winning Microsoft certified partner.

Unified Communications (UCaaS)

If your company has already replaced a legacy phone system with a hosted VoIP PBX, but it does not take full advantage of UC capabilities, you can still acquire this technology a la carte and implement it into your telephony platform from the Cloud. The productivity gained from the increased mobile collaboration will likely result in a solid return on the subscription investment.

Cloud Computing with Amazon & Microsoft

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You’ve already deployed or are considering these options but require integration assistance? We can help! With our industry partnerships, we can put you in touch with extraordinarily qualified resources offering precise expertise in this environment.

Cloud Adoption Spectrum

The Cloud is not just for large enterprises…

small-medium business can leverage the advantages!


Where is your company on the spectrum?

  • In production
  • In the process of implementing
  • Evaluating solutions and options
  • Actively considering but not committed
  • It’s a topic of discussion
  • No plans
  • No Interest

If you’re at the top of the spectrum,
you clearly understand the value proposition
and have your Cloud strategy in place.

If you’re in the middle of the spectrum,
perhaps you’re still trying to sort out the myths and realities.
Or maybe you’re just not sure about feasibility.

If you’re at the bottom of the spectrum,
it could be due to a simple lack of knowledge and awareness. Or maybe you’re just not sure what type of Cloud (public, private, hybrid) is right for your business or what areas in your company you should prioritize?

This is where your communications technology broker comes into play. Ready to seriously consider getting your head in the Cloud? Let’s talk!

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