4 Investments to Make in the New Year

Gartner estimates that in the coming year, technology budgets will grow by 2.8 percent. It’s not shocking when you consider that budgets have been increasing each year for the past decade – and there’s no evidence of it stopping anytime soon.

As technology changes and adapts to growing needs, we’re finding new and better ways to strengthen our operations and secure customers’ confidential information. But, what trends will the coming year bring and how can you use them to your full advantage?

Here are four investments you can make to improve your business next year:

Enhance Your Setup

Most businesses think you need to completely revamp your infrastructure and processes to improve your productivity, but enhancing your workforce is sometimes as simple as adding a second, third or fourth monitor. A study by Fujitsu Siemens Computers found that additional monitors can increase productivity by 35 percent, making it one of the easiest – and most cost-efficient – ways to improve productivity and ROI.

Train Your Team

As cybercriminals become smarter at disguising viruses and scams, your team needs to be smarter too. Phishing scams are difficult to identify, but by training your employees on how to recognize threats and investing in a multi-layered security solution, you can keep your customers’ confidential information safe and eliminate the risk of downtime, data loss and interruptions.

Upgrade Outdated Tech

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2010 by January 2020. Outdated technology is not only detrimental to your productivity, but it creates gaps in your defenses and allows cybercriminals to exploit bugs in your systems. By upgrading your technology, you can ensure your operations are efficient and safe.

Migrate to the Cloud

Moving to the cloud isn’t just the popular thing to do, it’s normal and – most importantly – necessary for improving storage space, reducing operating costs and streamlining operations. From hosting files and applications like Office 365 to expanding storage with virtual and hosted servers, the cloud provides a variety of solutions that can be customized to fit your exact needs.

Don’t go into the new year unprepared. By investing in these trends and more, you can be ready for anything the new year has to throw at you. Contact us today for more information on how we can improve your existing IT solutions and keep your business safe from cyber threats like phishing scams and the dark web.

Brilliant Tech Gifts for Home, Work and Play

As you consider holiday gifts for all the people who make your business a success – your employees, customers and partners – answer these three questions.

  1. Do the people on your list like tech gifts (hint: most do)?
  2. Will your recipients use their gift at home, work or play?
  3. Will everyone on your list get the same gift?

Number three is a no-brainer – there’s no way that everyone gets the same gift. You need options. To make sure you have the flexibility you need to find a great gift for everyone on your list, here are some brilliant (and popular) tech gifts. Some are for work, some for home and others for play. Take a look and you’re bound to find a few of the gifts you need.

Home

Ring WiFi Smart Video Doorbell

Few things we do at home are as risky as opening the front door after a stranger rings the bell. Thanks to Ring, a homeowner can now greet whoever rings the bell via iPhone or Android, even if they aren’t at home. Ring takes the risk out of answering the door, and it starts at less than $100.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Quick question: who enjoys programming their thermostat? Answer: nobody. That’s why the Nest Learning Thermostat is so popular. It learns what temperature you like the house to be at what times and programs itself, while leaving you the option of changing temperature remotely. Simply brilliant and starts at less than $200.

Work

Blue Microphones

Ever get frustrated and tune out when teleconference audio is sub-standard? Give your partner with poor audio quality a Blue microphone and improve every call, conference call or recording they make. The entry level Blue Snowball iCE starts at less than $50. Your gift could make a huge impact without costing you a fortune.

 Samsung Galaxy Note9 Factory Unlocked

For the on-the-go executive who doesn’t like iPads, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is a fantastic gift. It features Samsung’s largest phone screen and the S-Pen that can capture shots, scroll and play music remotely. A factory unlocked version is around $1,000.

Play

Beats by Dre Solo2 Luxe Edition Wireless Headphones

These headphones are for the person who appreciates beautifully designed products and loves the sound of HD audio with enhanced bass. With wireless and remote capabilities, the Beats by Dre Solo2 Luxe Edition Wireless Headphones combine looks, sound and ease of use for under $150.

Xbox or PS4

Know someone who loves to play Fortnite on their smartphone, iPad or laptop? An Xbox or PS4 gaming system will boost game performance (and make their experience even more enjoyable) while also providing streaming capability. A system with full HD video will run around $300, while one with 4K UHD will start at just under $400.

These tech gifts for home, work and play are perfect for the season and should cover most of the people on your list. With New Year’s rapidly approaching, the holiday season is also the right time to give your organization a gift.

What do you give a company? If productivity upgrades come to mind, consider an improved IT infrastructure that boosts the performance of everyone on your team. Contact us today and we’ll help you recognize which parts of your infrastructure present the best opportunities to improve productivity and drive growth.

Brilliant Tech Gifts for Home, Work and Play

As you consider holiday gifts for all the people who make your business a success – your employees, customers and partners – answer these three questions.

  1. Do the people on your list like tech gifts (hint: most do)?
  2. Will your recipients use their gift at home, work or play?
  3. Will everyone on your list get the same gift?

Number three is a no-brainer – there’s no way that everyone gets the same gift. You need options. To make sure you have the flexibility you need to find a great gift for everyone on your list, here are some brilliant (and popular) tech gifts. Some are for work, some for home and others for play. Take a look and you’re bound to find a few of the gifts you need.

Home

Ring WiFi Smart Video Doorbell

Few things we do at home are as risky as opening the front door after a stranger rings the bell. Thanks to Ring, a homeowner can now greet whoever rings the bell via iPhone or Android, even if they aren’t at home. Ring takes the risk out of answering the door, and it starts at less than $100.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Quick question: who enjoys programming their thermostat? Answer: nobody. That’s why the Nest Learning Thermostat is so popular. It learns what temperature you like the house to be at what times and programs itself, while leaving you the option of changing temperature remotely. Simply brilliant and starts at less than $200.

Work

Blue Microphones

Ever get frustrated and tune out when teleconference audio is sub-standard? Give your partner with poor audio quality a Blue microphone and improve every call, conference call or recording they make. The entry level Blue Snowball iCE starts at less than $50. Your gift could make a huge impact without costing you a fortune.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Factory Unlocked

For the on-the-go executive who doesn’t like iPads, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is a fantastic gift. It features Samsung’s largest phone screen and the S-Pen that can capture shots, scroll and play music remotely. A factory unlocked version is around $1,000.

Play

Beats by Dre Solo2 Luxe Edition Wireless Headphones

These headphones are for the person who appreciates beautifully designed products and loves the sound of HD audio with enhanced bass. With wireless and remote capabilities, the Beats by Dre Solo2 Luxe Edition Wireless Headphones combine looks, sound and ease of use for under $150.

Xbox or PS4

Know someone who loves to play Fortnite on their smartphone, iPad or laptop? An Xbox or PS4 gaming system will boost game performance (and make their experience even more enjoyable) while also providing streaming capability. A system with full HD video will run around $300, while one with 4K UHD will start at just under $400.

These tech gifts for home, work and play are perfect for the season and should cover most of the people on your list. With New Year’s rapidly approaching, the holiday season is also the right time to give your organization a gift.

What do you give a company? If productivity upgrades come to mind, consider an improved IT infrastructure that boosts the performance of everyone on your team. Contact us today and we’ll help you recognize which parts of your infrastructure present the best opportunities to improve productivity and drive growth.

Out With the Old, In With the New – Upgrade Your Tech with Section 179

When new employees join your business, are they saddled with hand-me-down technology that’s seen better days? If you’ve tried to save money by stretching your computer capabilities over the course of a decade – only to be stuck when a computer “unexpectedly” stops working – Section 179 can help you break the cycle.

We see technology as a way to make life easier, yet when your tech begins to fail, it no longer serves its purpose. In fact, it creates new troubles and costs you more money in downtime and lack of productivity than it would cost to purchase shiny new equipment. Here’s the good news: the U.S. government understands this desire to save money by upgrading your equipment less often, and they’re combating it with Section 179.

 

What’s the Section 179 tax deduction?

Well, instead of waiting for your equipment to conk out on you, Section 179 lets you deduct the full price of any qualifying equipment or software purchased or leased during the year. In addition to purchases like commercial use vehicles and improvements to nonresidential property, this includes:

  • Business equipment that you purchase, finance or lease
  • Computers
  • Software with a non-exclusive license that has not been substantially modified
  • Office equipment like servers and printers, routers, network switches and network security appliances

Now, there’s no reason to put off upgrading your technology when you can write off the full amount. Businesses that buy, finance or lease less than $2.5 million in new or used businesses equipment qualify. After you reach the $2.5 million cap, the deduction decreases on a dollar for dollar basis up to $3.5 million. Just make sure that you put the equipment and software into use by December 31, 2018. For questions about your eligibility, consult with your accountant.

Not sure if you need an upgrade?

It depends on your usage, but a guide is five to seven years for computers, three to five years for hardware (like industrial printers and switches), and six to 10 years for other qualifying items like vehicles and furniture. If you notice a significant decline in performance or if downtime is hindering your workflow, it’s probably time for new equipment.

 Section 179 allows you to stay competitive in the market and support your customers effectively with up-to-date tech. Are you ready to take your technology to the next level? Contact us today to talk about the best options for your business.

Does Your Company Need a vCIO? Take Our Self-Assessment

If you’ve never heard of a virtual CIO, you probably assume you don’t need one. But, virtual CIOs, or vCIOs, give companies the benefit of a high-level technology executive without the cost of hiring an in-house CIO. Virtual CIOs examine your current infrastructure, locate gaps in security and productivity, and implement solutions to improve your business operations.

 

Answer these questions to see whether your business could benefit from a vCIO:

If your network failed because of a natural disaster, cyber attack or employee error, how long would it take you to recover your mission-critical data?

A. A few hours to a couple of days. Everything is backed up to an accessible location.

B. A week to several months. Some of our data is in the cloud but not all of it, and we’re not sure how to restore it.

C. We would have to start from scratch.

 

Have you developed a strategic technology roadmap for the future of your business?

A. We know exactly which solutions align with our business goals to support our growth.

B. Sort of. We have an idea of where we want to go, but it’s not fully fleshed out.

C. We’re just trying to get through today.

 

When was the last time you conducted comprehensive assessments of your systems and network?

A. The results were good to excellent.

B. More than a year ago. Things have changed since then, but the foundation is strong.

C. Not since we started the company. Our assessments are no longer relevant.

 

How confident are you that you’re meeting the compliance standards for your industry?

A. Extremely confident. We have strict compliance standards in place and keep up with changes.

B. Moderately confident. We understand the rules for compliance but haven’t implemented processes to consistently hit the mark.

C. Not confident at all. We’re overwhelmed by the work involved in meeting compliance, or we don’t know which regulations apply to us.

 

How much insight do you get from the data you collect?

A. We know how to read our data and apply it to our real-world operations.

B. It could be more useful, but we don’t have the time or expertise to analyze it.

C. It’s just a jumble of numbers on a spreadsheet at this point.

 

Mostly As: Congratulations – your business has a fairly strong IT infrastructure. But, you could still use an expert to align your technology with your goals for the future. With the guidance and recommendations of a vCIO, you can make decisions about your technology with confidence.

 

Mostly Bs: The pieces are in place – now, you just need someone to bring them together. By enlisting the services of a virtual CIO, you can optimize your technology to save money, boost productivity and adapt to changes.

 

Mostly Cs: Unreliable technology is holding you back. A vCIO performs comprehensive assessments to identify weaknesses in your existing infrastructure and recommends ways to close security gaps, meet compliance standards, get the most from your data and more.

 

Whatever your industry or business size, a virtual CIO takes high-level IT planning off your plate. Contact us today to learn how a vCIO can take your business to the next level.

Does Your Company Need a vCIO? Take Our Self-Assessment

If you’ve never heard of a virtual CIO, you probably assume you don’t need one. But, virtual CIOs, or vCIOs, give companies the benefit of a high-level technology executive without the cost of hiring an in-house CIO. Virtual CIOs examine your current infrastructure, locate gaps in security and productivity, and implement solutions to improve your business operations.

 

Answer these questions to see whether your business could benefit from a vCIO:

If your network failed because of a natural disaster, cyber attack or employee error, how long would it take you to recover your mission-critical data?

A. A few hours to a couple of days. Everything is backed up to an accessible location.

B. A week to several months. Some of our data is in the cloud but not all of it, and we’re not sure how to restore it.

C. We would have to start from scratch.

 

Have you developed a strategic technology roadmap for the future of your business?

A. We know exactly which solutions align with our business goals to support our growth.

B. Sort of. We have an idea of where we want to go, but it’s not fully fleshed out.

C. We’re just trying to get through today.

 

When was the last time you conducted comprehensive assessments of your systems and network?

A. The results were good to excellent.

B. More than a year ago. Things have changed since then, but the foundation is strong.

C. Not since we started the company. Our assessments are no longer relevant.

 

How confident are you that you’re meeting the compliance standards for your industry?

A. Extremely confident. We have strict compliance standards in place and keep up with changes.

B. Moderately confident. We understand the rules for compliance but haven’t implemented processes to consistently hit the mark.

C. Not confident at all. We’re overwhelmed by the work involved in meeting compliance, or we don’t know which regulations apply to us.

 

How much insight do you get from the data you collect?

A. We know how to read our data and apply it to our real-world operations.

B. It could be more useful, but we don’t have the time or expertise to analyze it.

C. It’s just a jumble of numbers on a spreadsheet at this point.

 

Mostly As: Congratulations – your business has a fairly strong IT infrastructure. But, you could still use an expert to align your technology with your goals for the future. With the guidance and recommendations of a vCIO, you can make decisions about your technology with confidence.

 

Mostly Bs: The pieces are in place – now, you just need someone to bring them together. By enlisting the services of a virtual CIO, you can optimize your technology to save money, boost productivity and adapt to changes.

 

Mostly Cs: Unreliable technology is holding you back. A vCIO performs comprehensive assessments to identify weaknesses in your existing infrastructure and recommends ways to close security gaps, meet compliance standards, get the most from your data and more.

 

Whatever your industry or business size, a virtual CIO takes high-level IT planning off your plate. Contact us today to learn how a vCIO can take your business to the next level.

How to Integrate IoT into Your Business: A Checklist for Getting Started

The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting thousands of businesses every day, from connecting endpoints – like mobile devices, televisions and security systems – to streamlining processes by customizing experiences. But, how do you know if integrating IoT is the right decision for your business?

Whether you’re just beginning your research, or you’ve extensively studied the impact of IoT, there’s a lot to consider when making your decision. It’s difficult to know how well-equipped your team is, but you can get a better idea using this checklist. Take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaire below, then discover your results.

  • Does your team understand the concept of IoT?
  • Does your team know how to implement IoT solutions?
  • Do you have an IoT testing environment?
  • Can your network accommodate IoT?
  • Do you have a pre-determined budget for IoT integration?
  • Do you have a security plan in place that incorporates IoT?
  • Do you have a method for defining and measuring IoT results?
  • Do you know who will be updating or maintaining your IoT solutions?
  • Do you know how IoT will affect your compliance?
  • Are you confident that you can make the best decision for your business regarding IoT?

6-10 No’s: You still have a lot of work before you’re ready to implement IoT into your daily workflow. But, that’s where we come in. As your partner, we’ll help you create an IoT strategy and maintain your solutions, so you can worry less and connect more.

2-5 No’s: Not too bad, but you’ve still got a ways to go before you’re completely prepared to undertake IoT. As your partner, we’ll help you fill in the gaps, create an IoT strategy and secure your connected devices.

0-1 No: You have a better understanding of IoT, but maybe something is holding you back? As your partner, we’ll help you seamlessly deploy an IoT implementation. From creating a strategic plan to securing all of your connected devices, we’ll get your business fully integrated, so you can begin seeing results as quickly as possible.

 Adopting an IoT strategy without expertise from a reliable partner is difficult – even for the most educated individual. There are a vast amount of variables, and it’s likely you won’t think of everything. As your partner, we’ll provide more information on how IoT can affect your business and how to start implementing an IoT strategy. Contact us today to connect your devices and streamline your user experience.

5 Catastrophes that Made IT Disaster Recovery Critical in 2017

“Disasters don’t happen here.”

That kind of thinking can be tempting when you’re deciding what IT recovery plan to include in your budget. But the truth is that major disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. In 2017, there were 16 natural disasters that caused at least $1 billion each in damages – and that doesn’t account for other crises such as hacks and power outages. To ensure that your business survives the unexpected, learn a lesson from these 2017 disasters:

  1. Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria

Extreme flooding from these wildly powerful storms caused an estimated $265 billion in damages. More than two million businesses were potentially impacted by Irma, while Harvey and Maria hit a respective 565,000 and 18,000 businesses. Many business owners found their computers and servers underwater, along with other equipment and backups stored on-site. Downed power lines and damaged phones made communication difficult, but technology that stayed up – including social media, navigation systems and walkie-talkie apps – played a vital role in helping people survive the storms and recover afterward.

  1. California Wildfires

The Thomas fire in December was the largest wildfire California has ever seen, burning more than 280,000 acres and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. About 60 percent of retail and food service businesses closed, while dozens of businesses were damaged or destroyed. Even after the fire was contained, smoke prevented many employees from working on-site. All in all, the total cost of damage was estimated at $65 billion.

  1. WannaCry Ransomware Attack

In May, hackers launched a vicious attack that took control of more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, targeting a weakness in outdated software. The thieves demanded a ransom to unlock files for hospitals, airlines, colleges, police departments and more – and many of those who paid still did not receive their data back. But there is good news: 96 percent of companies with a reliable disaster backup plan fully recover from a ransomware attack.

  1. Equifax Breach

One of the three largest credit agencies in the US suffered a massive breach from May to July, affecting more than 145 million consumers whose Social Security, credit card and driver’s license numbers were compromised. The lack of proactive monitoring and prompt reporting – Equifax did not publicly announce the breach until September – left victims vulnerable to identity theft and scrambling to protect themselves too late.

  1. Human Error

Roughly 90 percent of cyber security issues stem from human error or behavior. In 2017, US-based companies reported 1,453 data breaches, many of which resulted from employee negligence or incomplete training. Then there’s the threat of system shutdown, as evidenced in February when hundreds of sites experienced interruptions or went offline after an employee for Amazon Web Services made a mistake while debugging a web hosting server.

Do you know what to do if a disaster affects your business? By the time tragedy strikes, it’s too late – so don’t wait. We will design and implement a customized disaster recovery plan to ensure you don’t miss a beat, regardless of what life throws your way. Contact us today to get started.

Five Myths About the Cloud – Debunked!

It’s human nature to be wary of something new, something different – something that seems too good to be true. Especially when it comes to your precious business dollars. After all, that business is your baby and you wouldn’t throw that baby on any old bandwagon.

The cloud is only a fad, right? Not even close. Cloud services are here to stay and are constantly evolving. Cloud computing – in the 10 short years since its inception – has gone from a clever idea and morphed into a business-critical core technology. A Forbes study launched at the end of 2017 projected that cloud computing would be a $162 billion industry by 2020. And at its current compound annual growth rate of 19%, Forbes is right on the money. They also reported that 74% of IT CFOs attribute most of their most measurable growth impact to cloud services.

So what is the cloud exactly? At its intrinsic level, the cloud is a collection of computers, servers, and databases that are connected together in a way that users can lease access to share their combined power. Cloud computing is scalable so that buyers can choose to increase or decrease the amount of computing power they need. It’s a set of very complex infrastructure technologies that keeps your data safe and secure.

Of course, not everyone buys into something just because the rest of the crowd has. The cloud and its services still has some mystery surrounding it. We’re going to put to bed some of those myths and show you how to get the most out of moving to the cloud, angst-free.

Myth #1:  Data isn’t secure in the cloud.

The Truth:  The cloud’s security architecture is multi-layered, and there are multiple safeguards against cyber attacks. Deterrent and preventative controls harden your network against threats and require strong end user authentication. Detective controls ensure that the system is monitored 24/7/365 and respond appropriately if a threat is suspected. Corrective controls manage the damage should a data breach occur. All of these things work in unison to protect your sensitive information and intellectual property, especially where federal compliance regulations are an issue.

Myth #2:  The cloud is just a passing trend.

The Truth:  According to research and analyst juggernaut Forrester, over 50% of enterprises across every industry worldwide will be using a public cloud platform by the end of 2018. Cloud computing’s impact is global, and has permeated companies of all sizes across all industries and geographies.

Myth #3:  Migrating to the cloud is expensive.

The Truth:  Given the breakneck speed of cloud growth and accessibility, it’s become easier, faster and less expensive for software developers to roll out applications in the cloud as compared to traditional onsite platform development. That cost savings gets passed on to users. You don’t have to buy hardware until you need it, and you don’t have to plan for peak usage, since most traditional servers are only used at 15% of their capacity.

Myth #4:  We don’t need the cloud. Our servers and network are just fine.

The Truth:  Until you outgrow them, and then they become legacy hardware. If you want to future-proof your business and ensure any kind of longevity in this economy, then you need to take advantage of cloud computing. The cloud gives you a flexible computing environment that greatly ramps up your productivity, streamlines efficiency and promotes real-time collaboration no matter where your staff is.

Myth #5:  Migration takes too long – we can’t afford the downtime.

The Truth:  To get the most out of your cloud services, you need to partner up with a managed IT services provider (MSP). With an MSP there is very little to no downtime for data migration. Not sure which cloud computing services are right for your company’s needs? An MSP team of experts will evaluate your servers and network and consult with you to come up with the perfect plan for cloud migration minus the worry. Seamless implementation without the hassle.

That’s where we come in. Give us a call and we’ll help you take that leap into the future. Come join us in the cloud – life is better is up here.

Office 365

What? You’re Not Using Office 365? If You’re In The Weeds, We Can Help

Chances are that your competition is already using the Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools to maximize their productivity and grow their business, so why aren’t you? This is a powerhouse of a platform that will change your business culture and deliver immediate results, and now it’s more affordable than ever.

Office 365 is more than just another software product filled with empty promises – it’s an integrated experience of applications and services with a familiar face. Microsoft has been providing solutions for some of the biggest companies in the world for decades. Now, with O365, they’ve raised the standard for business growth. Imagine bringing together all of your people, processes and technology and being able to manage all of that productivity seamlessly, all through cloud computing. Office 365 makes that a reality. And if you’re not onboard with it yet, we can help you get there.

O365 encompasses Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive – available on ALL of your devices, no matter the operating system. That’s right – O365 is OS-agnostic and works on Windows-based PCs, Android devices, Mac OS and iOS. It also offers the options of these services: Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. And, all updates and service packs are included in your monthly subscription. Daunting, isn’t it?

That’s where Your Tech Team comes in. You need a solid managed IT services provider to ease the transition over to O365. We will migrate, integrate and manage your Microsoft Office 365 subscription into your server and network without a hitch. Worried about your data’s safety when it comes to cloud computing? Don’t be. Microsoft Office 365 offers choice like Hybrid Cloud Computing, and incorporates exclusive, proprietary security features to protect your sensitive data. They have also added in a Compliance Manager to help you meet the standards necessary to keep you in business. Plus, we’re watching your data 24/7, and often solve a problem before you even realize you had one.

Benefits of having a Managed IT Services Provider:

  • Take Your Productivity to Heights Unknown

Whether you have a thin IT department – or none at all – with an MSP you’ll be giving your staff the tools to produce their very best work not only raises morale but positively affects your bottom line. The 2018 “Forrester Consulting Report on the ROI of O365” concluded that the group of applications and services that make up O365 cut support time by 50%, saved mobile/field employees at least one hour per day and afforded analysts, managers and sales people the opportunity to make better and faster decisions because they had information in real-time. More productivity means better revenue and happy clients.

  • Worry-free IT Performance

We can integrate O365 seamlessly with your existing system and network. With 24/7 support available, you don’t just add O365 to your productivity tool box, O365 becomes your tool box. To get every last drop out of all the services that make up Microsoft Office 365, you need a great partner to manage it. Bringing in an MSP as your IT partner is the smartest move you can make if you want to use O365 to grow your business.

  • Cost Reduction

Office 365 is more affordable than ever (subscriptions start at $12.50 per user per month) with all monthly updates and service packs included, and also 1 TB of cloud computing storage per user. Small to medium businesses will love the reliability and security, but even the largest of firms will benefit from this powerful suite of tools. Forrester also concluded in their report on O365 that the delivered 3-month ROI was a whopping 378% (source: 2018 Forrester Research “The Economic Impact of Microsoft Office 365”). We at Your Tech Team believe in transparency, so you’ll always know exactly what your cost is, with no surprises.

  • Increased Data Security

Microsoft Office 365 exclusive, proprietary security features to protect your sensitive data, especially in the cloud. They have also added in a Compliance Manager to help you meet the standards necessary to keep you in business. Plus, you have us, the eye in the sky, keeping careful watch over your precious data. No matter your industry, we help you maintain compliance and all those licenses, so you can get back to what you best, and stay worry-free.

  • Real-time Collaboration with Ease

Cloud computing is no longer just a pie-in-the-sky fantasy – it’s here and it has become standard business practice. But choosing which cloud option fits your future goals can be tricky. We can help you sort that out with expert consultation. Dream it, design it, create it – then edit and share it in an instant with anyone on any device to any device in real-time. With features like multi-party HD video conferencing, content sharing, team chat and shared calendars, your people can collaborate with the person in the next room, next regional office or across the world seamlessly. Think of all the time and resources wasted in the past trying to get everyone on the same page for a project, using the same processes and technology. With O365 implemented, those days are long gone.

We mentioned before that all of the tools, processes and services encompassed within Microsoft Office 365 can be overwhelming if you don’t where to start. And if you’re not properly managing it – or it’s beyond the scope of your IT department – you’re not getting the full benefits or tapping its complete potential. It then just becomes a wasted investment. You need a solid managed IT services provider, like us.

We’re here to help. We can offer you seamless integration with your existing servers and network, 24/7/365 assistance, transparent fixed monthly billing and show you and your staff how to get the maximum potential out of O365’s platform. You concentrate on running your business, we’ll handle your Office 365.

What are you waiting for? Give us a call today, and let’s discuss how O365 can grow your business!