managed cloud solutions

Your business is unique and needs the right tools with the power and flexibility to enable you to drive productivity while reducing risk. The right managed cloud services will bring enterprise grade capabilities into your business in an accessible, easy to manage package.

Small and enterprise businesses world-wide are rapidly shifting to cloud IT services. As of 2020, six out of ten businesses moved their workload to the cloud*. By 2022, Gartner forecasts that 70-75% of dataflow would be on the cloud. This data reflects the growing global interest of businesses in the benefits of cloud technologies.

*(source: Flexera)

What is Cloud Solutions?

Cloud solutions in its modern context is the availability of cloud-based resources like data storage, computing services, applications and more through access of the Internet.

Benefits of Cloud Solutions:

Access to data anytime, anywhere, using any device.

No matter what type of data you're accessing online, as long as it is serviced on the cloud, you can be anywhere and have unlimited access to your data at you fingertips.

Collaborate in real-time.

Having cloud technology at the core of your business operations will allow your organisation to efficiently collaborate in real-time even in a remote work environment.

You are ahead of the game in business intelligence.

Data-driven companies thrive using data collected daily from the internet. In having this data warehouse available, a powerful cloud-enabled tool and a strategy --you can rise above the competition.

You are in control of Backup, Recovery and Business Continuity.

Cloud service providers shoulder the job of keeping your data intact so you can save on IT infrastructure costs, better protect your data and reduce risks of downtime when you move your business to the cloud. 

How we can help

Cloud VoIP PBX

A complete business phone system in the cloud. Free your people from the limitations of legacy landline telephony and experience our lean, smart, modern cloud hosted PBX.

With access from any location via handset, computer or mobile phone, and enterprise-grade reliability and quality of service.

Microsoft 365

Drive productivity and innovation from anywhere, on any device, all protected with advanced, integrated security features.

The Microsoft 365 suite provides everything your team needs to succeed, including the latest Office applications and managed cloud services such as email, Teams and SharePoint. Learn more...

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

Unplanned events like natural disasters, technology failures, malicious activity or user error can stop your business in its tracks.

Full service restoration using legacy technology can take hours or even days to complete. Our cloud BUDR and Business Continuity services will have you up and running in no time flat.

Microsoft Azure

Leverage the ever-expanding set of managed cloud computing services from Microsoft Azure to access highly secure enterprise-grade services in the cloud.

Azure is the future of cloud computing. As of October 2019, 85% of the Fortune 100 companies are on the Microsoft cloud.

Business Internet

In a cloud enabled world, reliable high speed internet access is critical.

With access to all major Australian telecommunications providers we can build the right connectivity solution for your business.

Virtual Servers and Collocation

Sometimes the best location for your servers is not in your office. 

Different data management solution designs may call for servers to be hosted in a private cloud, in the Azure public cloud, or perhaps physically collocated in a secure data centre.

FAQs about the Cloud

Does my business need to be on the Cloud?

We are big advocates of cloud technology and digital transformation in business, but we prioritise providing the right solutions that best fit your business goals and strategies first. To identify the right technology solutions for your business goals, we can perform an in-depth Business Process Review to assess and deliver the best options for you.

If you’re ready to talk about the benefits of moving your business to the cloud, feel free to reach out to us or book to schedule a quick chat with one of our consultants.

Is my data safe in the Cloud?

Your data is extremely safe in the cloud. Although unlikely, data can be lost and it often comes down to user error, whether it be an accidental deletion, data being overwritten or unwittingly allowing malicious action. We highly recommend having backup systems in place to avoid the heartache and cost involved in lost data. It's also extremely important to ensure a robust cybersecurity system is in place. We can advise on the most suitable data backup and cybersecurity systems for your business to keep your data safe.

What are the best products and services to keep my remote team productive and accountable?

We are big advocates for Microsoft Teams (and the suite of Office apps that integrate so beautifully with Teams). It plays a big role in our own organisation, especially in regard to helping our team’s collaboration and productivity. With our team located across three countries (Australia, NZ and the Philippines) we have experimented with many tools over the years and, hands down, Microsoft Teams has been the clear winner.

So, we are happy to recommend Microsoft Teams to our clients and support their implementation and use of Teams from a technical perspective, as well as through education, to ensure their whole organisation uses this powerful platform to its full potential. Read more resources on optimising your setup for remote work. 

How can your IT support help my remote team to collaborate in an easier way?

The best IT collaboration tools that we advise our clients to use are Office 365, MicrosoftTeams, Sharepoint and Cloud Services. We can manage the integration of these for your team and actually use them ourselves, so we have a lot of knowledge to share. 

Can I buy Office 365 or Microsoft 365 from you?

You sure can. As Microsoft Certified Professionals, we offer managed Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services for Business, Enterprise and Non-profit organisations. Visit our page to learn more about what a Managed Office 365 and Microsoft 365 service can bring to your business.

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