It’s that time. In a few weeks 2018 will end and 2019 begins. Things are changing and if you don’t keep up you will fall behind. It’s time to make certain that all of your valuable data from 2018 is backed up and secure. It is also time to think ahead if you havent begun to already.
Technology as we knew it even 10 years ago is evolving much differently than any of us would have imagined. Our smart phones have more computing power than many of the devices we owned when we were younger.
When I say the words, “The Cloud” it immediately conjures up images of those beautiful, fluffy puffs of stuff we get over head here in Florida. We have some of the best clouds. After I return from my brief reverie, I then see rows of servers lined up in some remote locations, blinking away, storing all of your precious data. As a tech, I am also impressed by that image, which, no doubt, does not impress the average small business owner.
There are still those who don’t understand the cloud, and they don’t trust it just yet either. I get it. But I also know that without that cloud backup, it’s much more difficult in a state like ours, where weather is such an issue for a few months a year, and power surges are not infrequent, cloud back up is a great tool for preserving your data.
It’s also good for those who work remotely more often than not. If your company has salespeople in the field, without numerous email trails to keep up with, it’s difficult to keep everyone on the same page. When documents are stored in the cloud, everyone on your team can have access to the same data. It’s up to you as to whether they can update the data, that’s a conversation for another time.
Cloud computing for small businesses
Migrating certain applications to the cloud will be more involved than you might think, but less complicated than what your fears will have you believe. We, at Unified Technology Solutions, are pretty good at that cloud migration and data backup.
Depending upon your operation, it may be best to begin using the cloud storage on applications you have just begun using. That way everything starts from square one and you don’t have to add the task of pulling data from other areas, you may simply start from the beginning.
It’s also important to understand what the different cloud Vendors offer, and which one might be best for your application.
Give us a call and we can set an appointment to go over your current systems and build a plan with you.
If you have ever watched television sitcom, you would have learned that most people, men or women, make such a tangle out of plumbing, carpentry or electrical work the tradesman actually have to charge them more to fix what the homeowner tried to do in the first place. It’s no different in the tech industry.
I had a client ask me the other day, what is the most challenging thing about running an IT Support company. There are many challenges, and they are different depending upon which day you ask me, but the overall most difficult challenge is when clients try to do things themselves.
We offer computers and VoIp systems for sale, but we have clients who run out to the nearest big box store and grab the first computer they see off the shelf. It may not be powerful enough to run their proprietary software. It doesn’t come with Office, or an antivirus software which is compatable with their network. There are no printer drivers, the network and internet are not configured for their system. I can almost guarantee if they had called us in the first place we could have saved all of us a big bundle of aggravation and stress, not to mention that we probably could also have save them money.
Another is this. Configuring an entire network is not as easy as plugging in a couple of wires, clicking a few software choices and you’re off the to races. Configuring and efficient, high speed network is something we do day in and day out. We don’t have to guess where to plug what, and which software options to choose. Most of that is almost muscle memory for us by now. What could take someone without our training days to puzzle out, could literally take us hours. And it will be done properly.
One of the most important reasons to hire UTS is this. It could earn you money. You heard me right. If you or your staff are working on installing a new computer system, you are not working on building, marketing or selling your products or services. When you aren’t selling, you aren’t bringing in revenue. It’s as simple as that.
Unified Technology Solutions offers a full range of computer services for companies in the Vero Beach Area. From the purchase of computers and servers to support and more for your Indian River County business. UTS also offers computer repair, network support and cloud services. It is our goal to become your one stop shop for all of your business computing and phone related services. From planning your entire network, to keeping it running smoothly, we offer you a multi faceted support system so that your business never suffers from an outage or data loss.