RELIABILITY IS JOB 1
When designing a tech environment for your South Florida business—reliability is key.
Having a reliable IT / tech environment provides several benefits to your business.
Uptime - Your tech is available 365 x 24 x 7.
Portability - Access from anywhere, anytime.
Recoverability - Resilience to natural disasters ( it's hurricane season 2019 ).
Productivity - The ability to work the way you want.
Security - Protection is built-in. As much as you need.
To build a reliable tech environment you’ll need to set things up a certain way.
The key is the cloud.
By leveraging cloud apps and services your business can easily and affordably build a reliable tech environment.
The following is what I call the Tech 6.
The Tech 6 are the 6 IT related items you’ll need to build your reliable tech environment with.
The six items are:
Your email in the cloud
Your files in the cloud
Your business apps in the cloud
Your phone system in the cloud
Your fax in the cloud
And 2 internet connections in your South Florida office
So how do you get there from here?
Here’s a quick overview of some tech options to choose from.
Your email in the cloud - Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite.
Your files in the cloud - Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite.
Your business apps in the cloud - Intuit QuickBooks Online, Xero, HubSpot, Salesforce
Your phone system in the cloud - DialPad, Nextiva or 3CX.
Your fax in the cloud - Nextiva or eFax.
And 2 internet connections for the office - Comcast, AT&T, or Crown Castle.
I hope this helps to provide you a guide on how to build a reliable IT / tech environment for your South Florida business.
Obviously, there’s more to this than just buying a few things to build a tech environment.
Knowing The Tech 6 is the starting point.
The next step is partnering with a good IT Company to help you get there.