Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?

c--users-stef-documents-front_burner-front_burner-great_lakes_blog-question-cloud-resized-600Did you know that:

  • 80% of cloud adopters saw improvement within 6 months of moving to the cloud?

  • 82% of companies reportedly saved money by switching to the cloud?

  • 72% of businesses have adopted the cloud for various business applications?

 

Now may be the time you revolutionize your business with cloud computing. Whether you are considering a small step to cloud services by moving your email server environment to Office 365, or ready to take a giant leap and rid your workers of PC's to our Complete Cloud Solution powered by Avatara, Great Lakes Computer is ready to guide you and manage your transition.

 

Small Step: Office 365

Office 365 is a great first step to the cloud, moving the popular business office applications from Microsoft (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook) away from local servers you have to maintain and update, to a cloud based service, easily accessible yet secure.

Get the pros and cons of Office 365

 

Bigger Jump: Business Applications in the Cloud

Many businesses are moving their daily business applications to the cloud, including their CRM, Quickbook accounting software, or data backup and recovery solutions.  With cloud services, businesses of all sizes reap the benefits of not having to deploy physical infrastructure like file and e-mail servers, storage systems or shrink-wrapped software. Plus, the "anywhere, anytime" availability of these solutions, means hassle-free collaboration among business partners and employees using the ubiquitous browser.

Giant Leap: Never Buy a Computer Again!

“The cloud” is a metaphor for any server-based infrastructure—whether you’re hosting data, applications, or both. What this means is that somewhere there sits a physical server hosting information that you then are accessing from another device, most likely remotely.

There are several different types of cloud computing.  Our partner in cloud computing, Avatara, has put together a run-through of them all and the variation among them, including their revolutionary CompleteCloud Product.

With CompleteCloud, you’ll never have to buy another PC again! How so? Thanks to “Thin Clients,” your computer is virtual and is linked to data centers. The data centers are comprised of interlinked super-computers that replicate your existing PC and will eliminate the drain on your resources from constantly updating and replacing equipment!

Download Cloud Computing 101

 

 

 

We understand that no two businesses are alike – and as such, each business has unique technology needs. We’ll work closely with you in every stage of IT management – from system design and product selection to implementation and management – providing continualsupport and guidance along the way. We have the experience, knowledge and capabilities necessary to meet the individual needs of your business.