Work remotely and keep your data secure in the cloud
Work effectively and securely from anywhere with our 5 step solution using Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, Cloud Server, Telephony, Document Management and Online Backup
Covid-19 has resulted in many companies and employees considering a permanent shift towards working from home as they've noticed the benefits and ease of doing so.
Remote working is going to be at the top of most businesses priority lists going forward and it's more important than ever to ensure your customers are prepared.
There are 5 key areas and solutions that need considering to help businesses work remotely, efficiently and securely. These 5 areas may not be necessary to every business but we believe each need consideration.
While working from home in lockdown, companies must look after their employees and their mental health.
There's no substitute to face-to-face interaction with a colleague. The next best thing is video calls and internal social channels. The latter should be separate to work talk and is a great way to keep happy, healthy and motivated.
The above are all combined in the leading business productivity tool - Microsoft 365
Part of Microsoft 365 is Microsoft Teams, the fastest-growing teamwork application. Teams is one of the best solutions on the market to communicate with colleagues, customers and suppliers. Since March, Microsoft Teams users have grown from around 32million to 77million.
In our experience, Teams is the starting point of end-users moving to the Cloud. When they see the benefit, they’ll look at channels to store documents, to replace existing on-premise solutions. Teams also has an add-on for a cloud telephony system in Microsoft Business Voice.
Before Covid-19, many SMBs were buying on-premise servers over cloud-based servers. We found that this was due to end-users not being comfortable storing their data in the cloud. A lack of confidence from all parties to configure and deploy a cloud server also contributed. Not to mention the complicated pricing models that come with them.
Now, cloud servers are possibly the biggest asset a company could have.
Lunartech Cloud Server is a unique offering in the UK, a pre-configured Microsoft Azure server.
The costs are easily managed with a simple, fixed monthly price.
Each Cloud Server comes with an optional VPN and backup and all data is stored within a UK data centre.
The simplicity of Cloud Server means, if you’ve used on-premise servers before, then you’ll have no problems using Cloud Server.
Is your telephone system critical to running your business?
Whether you provide a support helpdesk or outbound, calls are your biggest sales generator, a good, reliable phone system is vital to the continuation of your business.
If a second wave of Covid-19 hits, on-premise phone systems are not an option. Enter cloud telephony solutions.
These softphone VoIP systems can be deployed and setup in minutes. All done remotely, through the cloud, with no hardware needed. Add users easily to scale the solution as and when the workforce returns or the business grows. For full flexibility, these systems are available across desktop, laptop and smartphone devices.
If you have not already started moving towards a paperless office, then now is the time.
On-premise document storage is going to be a waste of time if lockdown measures tighten. Compared to a document control cloud solution that is available 24/7, from any device.
Many cloud solutions are GDPR compliant, with ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials accreditations. They have also proven to improve productivity and are easily scaled. And, you don’t need to worry about office space restrictions.
Storetec and Microsoft SharePoint are just two options available.
Offline backups in lockdown are not possible. Infrastructure in the office won’t be accessible and it’s not feasible for every employee to backup their own files from home.
Automated online backup solutions can backup all data critical to a business. There are many solutions available, some of which integrate into Microsoft 365. This secures all your emails, contacts and documents.
Online backups can even be configured for on-premise infrastructure, if it’s needed.
Once backed up, the data is secure and easily accessed from anywhere and from any device.