Long gone are the days when IT systems consist of poor-performing PCs, Notebooks & Servers with an IT support company that is unreliable, with slow response times. Well, that is how it should be!
With the age of secure, remote access IT systems & remote IT support, what is now commercially available to all businesses is a fast IT system with powerful servers and computers at reasonable prices. Not only does any business have access to this, but in terms of IT support, you can now have the power to work remotely from any location, utilizing Microsoft's Terminal Services solution.
Terminal Services is Microsoft's solution to the more expensive Citrix, but has similar benefits for your business IT System. For multi-site companies and global businesses, Terminal Services solutions provide a secure remote access solution for your company IT network. Staff and managers alike have the ability to login to their software applications and data anywhere in the world in a matter of seconds. Combine this and thin client technology and what you have is a virus free, secure system that will transport your business IT & network infrastructure into the future of business computing.
One step further and what you can have is a complete remotely-hosted IT system with hosted Exchange, which provides a Microsoft Outlook remote access solution. Housed in a secure data centre, your entire company's data and software applications are remotely hosted to provide unparalleled redundancy, resilience and disaster recovery solution.
More and more businesses are switching to remote access solutions due to the disaster recovery and security advantages of such systems and there is no other reliable, secure and cost-effective way to ensure your business is completely covered in the event of an IT system failure.
If your company suffered a disaster, fire or even a burglary, no other IT solution could get your business back up and running instantly at such a low cost per head.
Imagine the benefits of having an IT system completely managed in a secure, remote environment, providing a complete disaster recovery solution that can leave you to concentrate on your core business activities. IT support costs are kept to a minimum as all servers are remotely managed by your IT system provider.
The most common concerns of many businesses are viruses, hackers and data theft. These can all be resolved in a remote access environment as all systems, support and software are at enterprise and corporate standards, meaning your data and communications are in safe hands with multiple-level security protocols in place. This ensures your privacy and protects your data.
Your business could purchase cheaper hardware and all standard Microsoft Office software programs come complete with remote IT systems, as part of the monthly cost per head. All future hardware and software upgrades are included in the monthly fee, which means your IT costs are kept at constant, scaleable levels and you have access to the latest technology and software updates.
IT support contracts are not necessary as you can have adhoc support only when you need it for your PCs, notebooks and servers.
Lee Smith writes for many London companies and has a passion for IT solutions, pc support and remote access. You can view this and more articles at: www.networklondon.co.uk