Welcome to the Spring instalment of our monthly newsletter - a season that we hope will bring our businesses fresh opportunities and renewed energy.
It can also be a great time to consider a new approach to the way your business works. With the expansion of high-speed internet solutions to homes and businesses throughout our country, cloud services are making more sense to even the most conservative of companies.
A compelling reason for this mind shift is availability. Remotely available applications and systems remove the hassle of being only able to work on the one computer that's cabled to your server, having to physically be at the office to get work done, or the constant stress of managing an ageing physical server and its software.
If your team's productivity has ever been impacted by power outages, staff transport issues, computer downtime, or even COVID regulations, then you will appreciate the convenience and simplicity of your data and applications being stored in the cloud.
In this month's instalment, we share a few of our real-life projects detailing how the cloud was used to empower two very different client needs.
And, speaking of new beginnings, we are excited to introduce our brand new monthly service that has been designed to bring all your technical needs under one low fee. We would love to hear your thoughts!
- Jarred Ellis, Technical Lead
Introducing our Virtual Managed Service.
A comprehensive tech solution at a convenient price
It's not news to anyone in business today that our economy will take a while to recover from the impact of COVID-19. We have been saddened by the closure of some of clients' businesses and the impact to the wonderful people that we are privileged to support.
Out of this awareness, we conceptualised a new monthly service that is comprehensive enough to cover a company's daily tech service needs without breaking the bank.
By taking advantage of cloud efficiencies and remote tools, we can empower clients with a range of the best tech services supported by our fully-certified Geeks. And with various price points, it's easy to start with what your budget allows.
It means that you don't have to sacrifice productivity or safety while you work towards building for the future.
The true cost of a Ransomware attack.
Microsoft 365 aids in the recovery of a remote team's data
What would you do if your business was held hostage by malicious ransomware blocking access to your company's entire computer system, effectively bringing your company to a standstill and cutting you off from your customers?
This was the scenario faced by R&G Group of Consultants, a large Quantity Surveying and Project Management firm with branches in Johannesburg, East London, Umtata, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Richards Bay.
While we all believe that these attacks would never happen to us, it's, unfortunately, more common than you think for small businesses.
Using the Cloud to help with people in transit.
How we relocate a client’s technical environment to a new premises
While it isn't a frequent project request, it's always exciting whenever a client starts making plans to move to a new location.
Office relocations are complex and require a fair bit of planning, but also present the opportunity to iterate and improve a few workflows that may have been constrained or non-optimal based on the previous physical limitations.
From an IT perspective, our challenge is to move the company's entire IT infrastructure and network configuration - all with as little downtime as possible.
In this post, we share how we recently planned and orchestrated the tech relocation of our client's headquarters.
Here's how we're doing.
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