It’s our job here at Greendata to make your pathway to cloud services effortless.
The days are gone where businesses would run all of their services on an old couple of servers tucked in under the staircase with a pedestal fan slowly rotating keeping them cool during the summer.
The future is here and you should embrace it (if you haven’t already).
Greendata has been managing the cloud services or cloud computing services of businesses on the Gold Coast (and in Brisbane too) since the technology became available.
We have worked through solutions with many early adopters of the cloud and also managed the transitions of those a little later to the cloud party.
Each type of business requires a different approach when it comes to cloud solutions.
We have been involved with the cloud journeys of Warehousing, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Real Estate, Electrical, Construction, Education, Medical Services, Dentists, Sales, Law Services, Accountants and many more different other types of business helping them with their day to day activities as well as working on their long term plans too.
What are Cloud Services?
We thought we better explain what cloud services are before we get too carried away telling you how much you need them.
Cloud services or cloud based services are services (in our case usually the Microsoft 365 Business or Microsoft 365 Business Enterprise E3 or E5 plans) that are made available to you via the internet.
So rather than purchasing expensive equipment and systems for your business and potentially wasting valuable resources and time, you simply have to set yourself up and when you’re ready, Login.
What’s the benefits of Cloud Computing?
There are many benefits of moving your business into the cloud and like anything, it takes a bit of work to set up, but once you’re there, the rewards are amazing.
So here are some of the main benefits if you’re transferring into cloud services.
- Working from anywhere, on your computer or mobile phone
- Saving time, which can help you save money and increase productivity
- Ability to scale up and down as needed
- Backups of your personal and business data
- Security and easy on the run updates
We will run through a few of these now for you.
Working from anywhere
Yes, if you move to Microsoft 365 Business or to any of the Enterprise plans and if you have internet (sometimes this isn’t even needed either), you will have access to your data, emails, spreadsheets, contacts and anything else you need on your computer, laptop, mobile phone or pad (whatever you choose to setup).
This is the power of web based cloud services.
Log in when you want, to see what you need to when you need to see it and then have the ability to send or share what you want to when you need to.
When your business has the ability to have access to everything they need from wherever they are it becomes a very powerful tool.
If your sales team need a document by 3pm = easy!
If you need to make a quick change to a quote to win a project, just login, change and resubmit = sensational!
Having a team meeting via Skype for Business on a Friday afternoon next to your pool while flipping snags = that’s freedom!
Saving time and money to boost productivity
Working from the cloud not only frees up your time, over the long run it can help save you money too.
When you make the change or upgrade to cloud services, it can free up your time to focus on what you need too.
This can also help your staff members too, as they can become more efficient at what they do as well.
- Productivity increases
- Efficiency surges
- Communication flows
- Happiness ensues
There are also savings to be had by locking in a fixed amount per month for the cloud services.
Gone are the days where you don’t know what you will pay this month for IT.
It can be a fixed amount so you can budget easily and you know what you’re up for.
Scale up and down as needed
As you grow, your technology can grow with you too.
Whether it’s just your business that grows or just the general influx of staff needed to take care of the growth, moving to the cloud has you covered.
Scaling up and down as needed is easy with the ability to increase your server resources in the cloud and only pay for what you need.
Backups of your business and personal data
This can become automatic when you move to cloud services too.
Why not make it easier for yourself and have a scheduled automated backup done then if the unthinkable happens (see next point), you can be back working again in no time.
Down time has the potential to disrupt your business for a long time.
Think about it.
Have you got a copy of all of those important emails, the spreadsheet templates you have been working on for years or your customer database?
If the answer to this question is no, it might be time to think about it.
Scheduled backups are a way of covering yourself so you have the ability to get your business back on track, quickly, if you need too.
Which leads us into our last point.
Security and updates
IT security is huge and one of the major advantages of moving your business into cloud is the extra security.
Pretty much everything can be monitored and the security runs nicely in the background without effecting usability.
You also have the ability to strengthen your internal business IT security by protecting documents and important business data so they can’t be shared and also other many other ways of protecting different areas of your system.
The capabilities for IT security are pretty much endless.
Also updates are covered easily by moving to a cloud solution as well.
Do you turn on your computer and an update is coming through so you have enough time to go and make a coffee, eat lunch or more before it finish’s?
Well, no more.
Pretty much all of the updates are done on the run, easily in the background while you are still working.
This includes security updates too, so you are covered for whatever nasties might try and infiltrate your system.
So you save time and also don’t have to go through the pain of updates.
Our cloud services solutions
Here are some of the cloud solutions available for you if you choose to make the move.
There are probably many more to add to this list (and we will), but as not to make it too confusing these are some of the areas cloud services cover.
- Hosted Email
- Microsoft Azure
- Office 365
- Microsoft 365 Business
- Microsoft 365 Business Enterprise (E3 and E5)
- Virtual, Dedicated Servers and Desktops
- Enterprise Hosting and Services
- Data Security
- Computer and Mobile Device Security
- Disaster Recovery / Backup
- Business VoIP
- Virtual PABX
- Business IT Cloud Services
- Personal IT Cloud Services
Are you ready for Greendata Cloud Services?
Well we hope you are!
No matter what the size of your business we have a cloud services solution that can help you.
If you live on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or surrounding areas, you’re covered in our service area.
We are only too happy to help you with any IT Support and also, of course, help you with your transition into the cloud.