Due to the concerns around the COVID-19, coronavirus, some businesses are taking proactive actions to lessen exposure by asking employees to work remotely.
Advantex has helped many clients over the years to develop their technology infrastructure for safe and secure home or remote work.
We do this by moving critical software applications to the cloud in addition to migrating e-mail to Microsoft Office 365 and establishing remote access to server-based applications with a VPN (virtual private network). These technology solutions allow your business to access critical business project information from a cellular or internet connection, any time day or night.
We're glad to support our clients in making the option of remote work a reality. We will put our best efforts into accommodating our client's business technology needs during this time. But, please understand that projects of this manner take time and effort that's outside of our routine support.
We would be glad to help your business with the necessary requirements to get your environment remote-friendly. Every business has different technology operations and needs, so please give us a call.
As for our support to you, please be assured that we've prepared our own environment for remote work. Each Advantex staff member can work remotely to ensure continuous client support. Additionally, our employees who may dispatch to your sites have been trained to practice the hand hygiene and routine cleaning recommendations as outlined by the CDC. You can expect continued support from us, regardless of future actions that may be required to support containment of this disease.
For any questions, please reach out to your Advantex account manager.
Sincerely, Your Advantex Team
As the goals and reach of organizations are evolving, so must the approach to data access and storage. As cloud data management becomes more and more ubiquitous, the benefits of managed IT services are becoming more apparent. Public cloud services are a great option, but looking into other cloud service types is the next logical step for organizations working to maximize their efficiency and minimize risk.
The ability to quickly and freely access data within an organization and without is quintessential to daily operations. Various departments must be able to quickly exchange information, make sure updates are reflected wherever needed, and present a unified face in marketing and customer service. With so much data and so many people interacting with it, there come many inherent risks.
Many businesses are choosing one of the many cloud service companies and using it across their entire organization. This approach multiplies the cost of any unforeseen disconnection from that company. Any kind of outage might mean the loss of access to data or the loss of the data itself.
Choosing a single cloud service severely limits the ability to leverage the price. Should the service provider raise their fees, there isn’t much that can be done besides a costly overhaul of an entire data management system.
With the choice of so many cloud service types, depending too heavily on one risks missing out on the particular features that make each one unique. Public cloud may be useful for providing access to software services, but this may mean limitations on customization. It certainly means storing large amounts of data outside of a businesses’ own walls. A private cloud may mean a more personalized experience but demands an extra expenditure of labor, time, and money having someone manage it internally.
Multi-cloud systems are possibly the most flexible of the cloud service types. However, more moving parts means more difficulty integrating them and making sure all the services are communicating as efficiently and effectively as possible. Enterprises are still testing such technology, and it promises to be increasingly useful as it continues to develop. Addressing the risk of inflexibility through such a multifaceted system may still be trading one risk for another. Managing that risk internally presents quite a challenge.
Hybrid cloud systems leverage private and public clouds but incur many of the same risks from above. Be it the cost of internal data management and maintenance, limiting which and what kind of options are available because of compatibility issues, or just plain confusion, there is no simple answer.
Most organizations recognize the benefits of multi-cloud solutions. As they develop, this form of data management is becoming an integral part of the modern enterprise.
The good news is, managed IT services have proven effective in mitigating all of these risks and providing the most optimized cloud solutions. As this is emerging technology, dedicated, on-going support and updates provide the greatest chance of leveraging new options. Contact Advantex to learn more!