Realise your business’s potential with the cloud
Simplify your journey to the cloud with ABtec. Breaking it down into manageable, meaningful steps.
What is the Cloud?
Simply put, the cloud refers to anything managed and hosted online as opposed to hosting on local servers and computers within your offices.
There are many stages in moving to the cloud and it is best be viewed as a journey, where each step will help improve your business in one way or another. It’s important to ensure you have a digital transformation strategy in place for your company to get the most out of the ever-improving and changing technology that becomes available.
Removing physical servers and moving the software you use into the cloud can bring many benefits and cost savings – one main advantage is being an increased ease of access to your resources from anywhere at anytime, which can be key to being flexible and agile.
How can ABtec Help?
ABtec has helped schools, academies and Trusts of all sizes move to the cloud, starting with advice to assist planning, all the way to delivering full migrations as part of a strategic cloud strategy.
ABtec can provide a robust connectivity solution to a cloud focused school through our industry leading Connectivity Services, with a range of recommended Cloud devices, supplemented by the full management of both those devices and your network itself.
In addition, ABtec can perform all data migration and management services.
All of this can be wrapped up by our IT Support Services, providing advice, management and flexible support to schools and academies around the North West.
How can your business benefit from the Cloud?
There are a number of benefits of embracing cloud technologies , which will differ and be personal to your requirements. Common benefits are:
The collaborative elements of cloud computing are amazing. Cloud apps allow greater collaboration between your staff, giving the ability to access work and resources wherever and whenever it’s needed. Further to this, the tools available can increase operational efficiency, for example, if there is a last minute need tow work from home, resoucres and phone systems can still be used seamlessly.
Due to the regular updates on cloud platforms, the device and infrastructure security is always being worked on and can be updated at times convenient to you to avoid any downtime during the day. This means that as soon as any potential security flaw is identified, the cloud platform provider can fix and patch it before this flaw is exploited.
Cloud solutions require less management and can be managed from anywhere. Cloud management tools can help save time in provisioning new devices and can lower support and maintenance costs with less to go wrong. Whether you use Intune or the Google Admin Console, because of this ABtec can spend more time with you on driving better use of technology in your business, rather than managing devices, which has a real and positive impact on your business operations.
There are many ways for your business to save money with cloud computing. The most obvious is through reducing physical hardware, whether that’s desktops, laptops or servers. The costs to both purchase and maintain these computers can be significantly lower! There are also cost savings through the better management of devices and sharing of resources across multiple sites within the same company.
Get in Touch
Contact us to discuss your needs further by calling 01942 209060 and speaking to one of our specialists or by filling in the handy form.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can i trust my data in the cloud?
Whilst it’s true that internet access can be a single point of failure, your data will not be lost and one of the big benefits of the cloud is the ability to access your data from anywhere, whether that’s in school, at home, in a coffee shop or tethering off your phone. Before we recommend anyone looks at the cloud, it’s critical that your internet connectivity can be relied on.
Where do I start?
A Cloud Readiness Audit with our team is a great place to start to help understand where you’re currently at, where you would like to get to and what we need to help you get there.
ABtec can help devlop a digital strategy with you to bring about sensible and manageable next steps