IT and Current Infrastructure For CLOUD SERVICES- Trends in Cloud computing
Cloud computing is one of the best features, however it is facing a lot of unacceptance from the small business, the reason being the lack of knowledge and the IT and current infrastructure as the major elements showing resistance.
A greater need is to answer all the questions in the minds of the small business owners, educating them would be a big step to tell them what good it would do their business. The Unified Messaging, cloud backup and managed services provides you the strong service with good benefits.
The cloud services of Unified Messaging will allow you to improve the employee productivity and the collaboration. It will also help you in making the business mobile. The cloud services provides the branded email, instant messaging, desktop sharing, SMS, content management and audio and video conferencing. These tools combined will give your business a huge boost.
A study conducted by the CA Technologies show that 30 percent of the small businesses do not perform the regularly scheduled remote office backups because of the costs or staffing limitations. With the use of the Cloud you do not have to run the backups since the backup runs once a day after you end the business day. However this may not be possible if the computer fails that day the data or modification of that day may be lost. The traditional backups created are created onsite and is strongly needed to send off to site for maximum protection. The backups created in the Cloud are real time, the data is backed up as it is created and then sent off immediately to the Cloud. The great feature is that the risk is minimal. The data can also be accessed on the Cloud by logging in on the Cloud Providers website.
Managed Services provides you with the assistance of remote monitoring and support, patch management, antivirus and anti spam, incident reporting and alerting, performance reporting and asset tracking. Small businesses cannot afford the dedicated IT staff and these services are provided by the IT Service Providers.
The third party IT Service Provider or the consultant will charge for their services. Many consultants will like to have some arrangement with you so that they regularly monitor, manage, support, report and respond to the issues. The IT Consultant will invoice you monthly like the Cloud Provider. They may charge you per number of users or they may ask a flat fee for the cloud services.
The network infra structure should be strong enough to handle the Cloud services. Cloud requires the high speed Business class broadband in order to establish good connections. There are a lot of advantages when you acquire the Cloud, the above mentioned are a few of those advantages.