Cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SAAS), can fill many needs in your small business.
- Email: Often the first step to the cloud is unique email addresses for each employee using your domain name. For $5-6/mo (per user) you can enjoy the spam free experience of Outlook, or GMail. Look more professional, and future proof by using your company domain name instead of a free service, or ISP domain name.
- Productivity: Subscribe users to a service instead of purchasing a license per machine. Collaborate with other team members live on the same document or spreadsheet. All content stored in the cloud, and accessible anywhere, even mobile. Office 365 from Microsoft and G Suite from Google are similar but competing platforms. If you’re familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint you’ll probably favor Office 365.
- Cloud Storage: It started as an off-site backup solution, but is more often used as primary storage. Easily share and collaborate on files, access anywhere, and enjoy greater availability and security. Options include OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Dropbox.
- Communication: Instant communication helps improve collaboration among teams. Many options are available, Slack is more powerful instant messaging system, accessible anywhere. Google Hangouts may be a good option if you’re a G Suite user. Microsoft Teams probably the best option of you’re an Office 365 user.
- eCommerce: Take your business online. Whether you already have a site, or have yet to build one. We can help develop your WordPress site. Host a site using our servers, or migrate your website to a shared hosting solution on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
- Virtual Phone System (VBX): Many small businesses have found they can enjoy the features of a full featured phone system, using only their cell phones. Cloud services in this market include RingCentral, OneTalk, and our favorite Dialpad.
Contact us for consulting, migration, deployment or any questions regarding these and other cloud services.