Cloud solutions may not fit every organization but might make sense for your firm’s goals. Don’t fall behind, embrace technology.
As a business or organization evolves, many leaders look for opportunities to embrace technology to better connect with their clients, safeguard their organization or understand the ways they can conduct business from anywhere and everywhere. The cost of “owning technology” leads more and more executives to consider cloud technologies for their modern business. As you look for ways to grow more efficiently, consider some of our cloud offerings to speed you along the way.
The Fulcrum Group has significantly grown our Office 365 offerings as our clients with aging Microsoft Exchange Servers wanted to move their email to the cloud and our clients with aging desktops (and older Office versions). Through the Fulcrum Group you can break these critical needs of every business into monthly payments allowing you to get the newest and best technology for your business. You are only charged for the number of named users and users get the benefit of being able to install on their other PCs or devices. Why wait, make your life easier today?
If you are not worried about Office licensing, we also offer hosted Exchange programs to allow you get your domain email in the cloud. In conjunction with Outlook Anywhere, your users can get their email easily and safely delivered to their workstation, tablet, smart phone and it be standardized across all devices. Call us to find out more details on which email offering makes the most sense for your organization.
Tired of all the junk mail getting through to your exchange server or hosted email platform? Our cloud-based email filtering platform allows you to set organizational standards for filtering out virus and spam threats. Since the system is shared with many other organizations, you each benefit from each other’s lessons learned as the system is constantly tweaked and updated to protect against newer threats, versus trying to maintain your own appliance internally. Additionally, compliance bound organizations can also benefit from the email encryption, email archiving and other capabilities. Since many ransomware and malware threats invade your network via email, this has become the new front door instead of your firewall. Help protect your users from malware today.
With good people getting harder to find, your current team is challenged to balance time in the office and on the road. Rather than suffering through moving files around, email and FTPing documents to each other, or cloud drive allows you to securely store files in a location and share with other team members via web-based permission system. This allows you to collaborate as a workgroup and more easily share documents without a file server. You’ll never have to search through your email to find that document again. The data is centrally managed by you or us, so it’s not outside your control like Dropbox or other consumer-oriented platforms. Take control of your business files today!
Our Offsite Backup offering is driven by a light client with scheduling capabilities to automate the protection of your most important data. You can choose a Basic plan designed to be lower cost and only retaining the most current version of the data (helpful when you want a simple copy of your backup offsite). Or you can choose an Advanced plan that can also provide version control over a period of time (ideal for important files that changed periodically but you might be afraid of accidentally overwriting or deletion). The software is fast and has easy installation, you have anytime access to your saved files and he only pay for the storage space used. Aren’t backups better when no human intervention is required?
The next level of backup protection is where we are able to not only backup your critical servers, but also virtualize servers during hardware outages to improve your recovery times. With our backup server at your site, we can take backups as often as every 15 minutes instead of daily. If you have a server fail from hardware issues, we can mount and virtualize the backup in under 30 minutes, rather than you waiting a week to purchase a new server, reinstall operating system and software and attempt file restores. Additionally, your backups can be copied off site in case of tornado or other site recovery event. Why risk your multi-million-dollar organization without some sort of disaster recovery strategy?
If you are small organization looking for your first server or large organization looking to put some servers in the cloud, check out our cloud server offerings.Add a remote domain controller, host a web server, store SQL database applications and data or just create a test platform. Typically these are licensed by capacity, CPU and memory but take advantage of the continued growth of virtualization in business. This could be a game changer if you’re sick of the upgrade, power, cooling or space challenges of your own data center. Go virtual!
Cloud-based Voice over IP has come a long way over recent years. Unified communication platforms that incorporate phone service, fax service, voicemail to email, instant messaging and other collaboration tools can be delivered over hosted channels. Every cloud-based offering is partially based on the quality of your local Internet carrier, so beware that hosted voice is the most sensitive. But with a quality Internet service provider, users can receive calls, have call-center like functionality, route calls on to cell phones and generally get more peace of mind for a small business owner. A variety of contract terms are capable so check it out if a new phone system seems too expensive
One cloud does not fit all. While our cloud offerings are great fits for some organizations that does not mean they are for every organization. Let us conduct a Cloud Readiness Assessment to make sure we understand how you plan to utilize cloud services and make sure that you are prepared and properly designed to do so. Before you commit to moving critical systems offsite, you’ll want to make sure you have appropriate bandwidth and possibly redundant connections for worst case Internet scenarios. Let us think it through with you to make sure you make the right decisions and select the right tools for your needs. Plan the work and work the plan. As a business or organization evolves, many leaders look for opportunities to embrace technology to better connect with their clients, safeguard their organization or understand the ways they can conduct business from anywhere and everywhere. The cost of “owning technology” leads more and more executives to consider cloud technologies for their modern business. As you look for ways to grow more efficiently, consider some of our cloud offerings to speed you along the way.