How Managed Services and Technology Help You Work From Anywhere
June 09, 2020
Reopening is happening gradually across the country, with the pace of the transition back on-site depending on your location. Businesses are preparing for a new normal, which in many cases will involve a blend of remote work and office-based employees.
Managed services give businesses the support they need to prepare for whatever’s ahead – and ensure they’re ready to pivot if unexpected circumstances arise. Here’s how managed services help you comply with stay-at-home orders while running your business as effectively as possible.
Managed IT services can help you handle everything from mundane, daily IT tasks to comprehensive technology projects that require expert strategy. A good provider will be able to offer you the level of support that best meets your needs. Managed IT services help your business run productively in a variety of ways, including:
- Minimizing downtime and its negative impact.
- Providing 24/7 help desk support to relieve an overworked IT staff.
- Giving you access to deep IT expertise that would otherwise be cost prohibitive.
Remote work introduces a number of new security vulnerabilities – many of which businesses were caught unprepared for in the sudden transition to working from home. As your employees continue to work remotely, you need a solution to keep your data and network protected and mitigate the effects of human error. A good managed security services provider will help you bridge the security gap by providing on-demand expert support and network monitoring to help secure your network without breaking the bank.
Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is a managed voice solution that allows businesses to integrate communications tools into a single platform. UCaaS gives remote workers the ability to communicate and collaborate from wherever they are as if they were still in the office, whether that’s via voice, video or web conferencing, or messaging applications. Your employees can access UCaaS from any device connected to the internet, so every worker – whether still at home or back on-site – is on a level playing field and able to collaborate effectively.
Cloud computing is essential to ensure you’re ready for any unplanned disruptions that might surprise you in the future. Cloud backup, for example, is a key component of any business continuity strategy – if something happens to your on-site servers, having your data backed up in the cloud ensures nothing is lost and business can continue without disruption. For your remote workers, cloud storage ensures they have access to all the applications and data they need, from anywhere they’re working.
Access One offers the best-in-class managed services that support the needs of businesses at all stages of reopening. We’re not just a provider – we’re your partner in succeeding through any circumstances you face. Whether you need cloud computing, managed security, UCaaS, or anything in between, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today to get started.