We are Cloud Service Providers covering Kent, Sussex and London
So everyone is moving to The Cloud right? Well….maybe. Certainly there is a movement. But many organisations simply do not know what this means, what the risks are, what the benefits are etc . And what is a Cloud Service Provider and what do Cloud Service Providers actually do for you?
And what does moving to The Cloud actually mean?
Let us demystify this for you. We will visit your premises and talk through the whole Cloud thing….and if it is right for you, then you will know and if it isn’t, you will know. That is it.
What Is Cloud Computing?
Moving to Cloud Computing is simply this…..Instead of using an application on your premises-based server or accessing and storing files there, you are simply performing that process across the internet to a server somewhere in a data centre.
And it doesn’t just stop at data. You can move your voice or telephony too.
In fact, soon you will be forced to move your telecoms to a cloud-based service and BT are withdrawing traditional digital ISDN services.
A typical business will reach a point with it’s server when it is time to upgrade and that is the logical time to make a cloud migration. Most of the software vendors already have web-based versions of the software that you are likely to be using.
Benefits of using Cloud Service Providers
There are many but we won’t list them all here. However, you could summarize them as follows:
1 – Lower Costs
2 – Better Security
3 – Better Agility and Flexibility
4 – User centric rather than device centric
5 – Location is irrelevant
Everyday examples of Cloud Applications.
You already probably use a lot of Cloud applications if you think about it. Here are a few of them:
1 – Apple iTunes
2 – Netflix
3 – BBC iPlayer
4 – Sky Go
5 – Google Maps
What does a typical Cloud Migration look like?
Probably the most common types of Cloud Migration we perform for small businesses and organisations are where they are approaching the end of life of their premises based servers. Listed below are the more common real life examples we regularly get involved in.
1 – Microsoft Exchange – moving a customers email service from a premises-based Exchange Service to Microsoft Hosted Exchange which is part of Microsoft Office 365
2 – Often, when people carry out 1. above, it then makes perfect sense to also use Microsoft’s One Drive and possibly Sharepoint
3 – Instead of backing up important data to old back up tapes or local drives, it is often better to us a Cloud-Based storage and back up facility – sometimes we combine this with an on-site storage solution
4 – An organisation may prefer to move their business software applications out of their premises and put them into a data centre. This could be using Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services
5 – Last and not least, because of the move to Cloud for the above mentioned examples, the internet connection becomes EXTRA CRITICAL and a typical result is that a more expensive, faster and more reliable connection is needed. This better connectivity, which has come down in price a lot recently, paves the way to move voice services onto the same internet connection, either by using a SIP trunk (internet phone service) or a Hosted Phone System. The infographic below illustrates what this looks like and can be applied to data as well as voice
This is why you should consider tecwork for your Telecoms and IT.
Experts in IT and Telecoms since 1994.
Benefit to you – you get expert help from specialists meaning you get excellent expertise and the right solution for you. Compare that to other experts and we are confident we will impress you. We have been told that many times by customers. See customer quote below:
“We look forward to working with you and your team Nick. You guys stood out in the tender process and we are excited to be working with you.” – Chris Sills, Sales Director – SOS Systems.
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Benefit to you – our vast knowledge means that we can help you to avoid pain and minimise risk helping you to survive and thrive with technology with maximum agility and return on investment, bringing added-value to your organisation
Constantly delivering WOW FACTOR service, support and pro-active account management.
Benefit to you – you can focus on running the business without being distracted by service issues and staff not being able to work effectively.
We are using the tools in our business that we install for customers. Everything is bespoke as no 2 organisations are the same.
Benefit to you – you get a tailored solution that’s just right for what you need for your circumstances
Reliable, friendly and good people to work with
Benefit to you – you get to fall in love again with your phones and computers – you can rely on us doing what we say we are going to do and not worry about IT and Telecoms issues affecting your staff and organisation
Trusted by 1000’s of organisations since 1994.
Benefit to you – you get a good solution built around reliability and service excellence, like so many other people in a similar position to you.
Partners with global leaders like AVAYA, Gamma, Microsoft and Mitel
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No risk money back guarantee
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Everything billed on a single monthly bill with one point of contact
Benefit to you – simplicity – no more dealing with multiple suppliers and multiple bills
Director has been the recipient of 2 local Service Excellence awards
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ZERO Customer Attrition since we started
Benefit to you – you know that everyone that has used us has had a good result meaning that the same is likely for you
Deliberate FOCUS on the customer journey….looking after the ‘little things that make the difference’
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Contact us and you will be dealing with one of the most experienced IT and Telecoms Providers in Kent, Sussex and London
Experts in everything Voice, VoIP, Cloud and Technology since 1998 and your natural choice for Managed IT Services!