Desktop as a Service

Small businesses can run into a multitude of issues when it comes to information technology (IT). Issues that pop up frequently are things such as data security, licensing requirements, server maintenance, virus protection, disaster recovery, etc.

So who does all that at your company? The answer, for some of those issues, no one. For the rest, it may be an employee that is “good with computers,” a contracted IT company, on-site IT or the boss. 
 

  • The employee that is good at computers probably has a job to do that generates revenue for your company - should they really be spending their time playing IT? What happens if they make a mistake that costs you time and money? 
  • Your contracted IT company may not be moving at the same speed as your business. How much money are you losing waiting for them to arrive when there’s a problem?
  • Having an on-staff IT expert is great. Couldn't their time be better spent on projects that bring money into your company. instead of worrying about desktop support and fixing problems?
  • The boss: You already know the reason – you need to worry about growth of your business and don’t have time to be the IT person as well.

You may find yourself in a bit of a spot if you have a great IT person(s) but they are always fixing desktop problems rather than focusing on the big picture. If your empoyees are spending time working as IT, instead of doing their jobs, how does this benefit your business? Rather than fretting with these types of issues, Allied Communication can tailor a hosted desktop solution to meet the needs of your business. 

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Solution:
A quality Hosted Desktop Solution can get you out of the IT business and let you focus on YOUR business by: 

Providing Data Security 

If your company takes credit cards, you need to take extreme precautions to make sure to are staying compliant to federal laws. What happens if an employee is able to copy that device onto a flash drive and it’s accidentally lost or stolen?

  • Settings can prevent copying of any data to a local machine
  • State-of-the-art firewalls and protection are managed by the host, not the customer     
  • Data is stored on the host server - not the machine. It can't be accessed without the user's password but is still there for the user to access.    
  • Compliance issues managed by the host.             
  • Back-ups are automatic - and off-site

Enabling Employees to Bring Their Own Device - without risking security

  • You will be able to access your desktop on any internet-connected device and switch between devices on the fly.
  • You will have the ability to have employees work on a  "Bring Your Own Device" basis where since many of your employees already own tablets - you won't have to fund buying duplicates for them.
  • You will be able to have employees connected to the printer of your choice either directly or over a network.           

Ensuring Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Both small- and large-scale disasters can eliminate productivity and, depending on your outage time, can potentially put you out of business. Our off-site back-up facilities not only give customers geo-redundancy, they also allow for a distributed workforce in case of something going terribly wrong where your data is stored.

Protecting Your Business From Viruses and Spam 

  • Hackers are smart and like to cause problems whether it is for money or just entertainment. Obviously, there is antivirus software but hackers are always finding new ways around it. For your business, computer viruses can cost thousands in antivirus software, lost data, and lost productivity. If files are kept local to your machine, infections on local devices cannot spread to the hosted environment.
  • With computers, as with any machine, there is obsolescence. After a while they just stop working like they are supposed to. Rather than moving licenses and re-installing software, if everything is in the cloud, you can simply boot up a new computer, log-in and you’re ready to go since everything is hosted remotely.

Enabling a Mobilized Workfoce 

You may have employees, such as salespeople, that are constantly out of the office but still need access to their data. You also may have other employees that need to travel a lot or ones that aren’t even in the same city as where your offices are located. Distributed workforce services make it so outside sales people, travelling employees and telecommuters have full access to all their files and documents on appointments. Besides just outside sales people, hosted desktop also makes telecommuting feasible. Want to hire someone regardless of where they live? You can find the right person for the job, regardless of geographical issues and save money by potentially eliminating your office space altogether.
 

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Get your business prepared

Small businesses can run into a multitude of issues when it comes to information technology (IT). Issues that pop up frequently are things such as data security, licensing requirements, server maintenance, virus protection, disaster recovery, etc.

So who does all that at your company? The answer, for some of those issues, no one. For the rest, it may be an employee that is “good with computers,” a contracted IT company, on-site IT or the boss.

Unified Communications

Traditional Wired Voice services are complex. Whether your lines are wired directly to your phones, or you have PBX system that requires complex programming and maintenance. Scalability is an issue if you don't have a PBX, but a PBX is expensive, and can bring your company to it's knees if it fails. You are trying to run your business at the speed of now, can your phones keep up?

Mobile Workforce Enabled

More and more, your competitors are putting their best people in the field with the ability to execute the same, if not better, technological capabilities than they had at the office. Are you following suit?

There is a growing trend that your field team members, especially salespeople, need to be out of the office to do their job best. However, they also need to be kept up-to-date about things that are going on at the office such as important business meetings, projects and sales leads.

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

One day your office is running smoothly, the next it is hit by an earthquake, fire, flood, power surge, tornado or hurricane. Your employees are all fine, but your data that’s been meticulously collected is lost. Can your business recover? It might, but odds aren’t good.

Get your business prepared

ONE DAY YOUR OFFICE IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY, THE NEXT IT IS HIT BY AN EARTHQUAKE, FIRE, FLOOD, POWER SURGE, TORNADO OR HURRICANE. YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE ALL FINE, BUT YOUR DATA THAT’S BEEN METICULOUSLY COLLECTED IS LOST. CAN YOUR BUSINESS RECOVER? IT MIGHT, BUT ODDS AREN’T GOOD.

Desktop as a Service

Small businesses can run into a multitude of issues when it comes to information technology (IT). Issues that pop up frequently are things such as data security, licensing requirements, server maintenance, virus protection, disaster recovery, etc.

So who does all that at your company? The answer, for some of those issues, no one. For the rest, it may be an employee that is “good with computers,” a contracted IT company, on-site IT or the boss. 

Desktop as a Service Scenario

I'm so happy that I switched to the cloud services. If I hadn't, I would've been at my accounting firm all night making sure the files went through.  CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Desktop As A Service

Unified Communications Scenario

Unified Communications has made my life so much easier. Now, I don't even have to look away from my PC to see if it’s a client or a must-take call or if it's a telemarketer looking to burn up my time. If I miss an important call my voicemail has become very simple and helpful – I just need to look at my e-mail and I see the transcript from the voicemail. This solution alone has easily put a couple hours back into my day. CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Unified Communications

Disaster Recovery Scenario

Needless to say, I know that my data is in much safer hands with a proven Disaster Recovery Solution in place.  CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Disaster Recovery

Mobile Workforce Scenario

Even with a giant blizzard, everyone in the company stayed home, logged into their Hosted Desktop and Hosted VoIP from home, and worked as usual. We lost no productivity whatsoever.  CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Mobile Workforce

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About Roadmap to the Cloud

We're established business communication specialists dedicated to finding optimal business solutions. 

Allied Communication was founded in 2001 by two former US West employees who thought that they could do a better job of providing customer service than the big telecommunication companies.

Our experienced staff of sales representatives and project managers works with our customers, large and small, local or distant, to tailor solutions that meet their Cloud Computing, Telecommunication, and Internet Connectivity needs, with the provider that works best for them.

We are a Cloud Computing and Telecommunications broker, and are paid a commission by the providers.We do not charge our customers for any of our services. As a broker we are able to look at offerings from many different companies to find the right match for your business. As a customer, you never pay us for our services, and you never sign a contract with Allied Communication.

We use our provider relationships to ensure that you get a price that is just as good, or lower than you could get going to the provider directly. Because we work with many providers we are able to leverage competing quotes against each other to provide the best pricing for our customers.

We understand that entrusting your data to a third party is a big deal. We only work with enterprise level suppliers, many of whom are listed in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant of Cloud providers.  These aren’t small independent companies with a server in the basement or the garage, and calling themselves Cloud providers. Our providers run state of the art data centers, with secure access, and staffed with IT and security experts to ensure the accessibility and security of your data.

These data centers are in buildings that are designed to withstand severe weather, including hurricane force winds. They are hardened facilities with ballistic-proof exteriors, including all doors and windows.  Entrances require badges or feature secure entrances with 24 hour physical security, along with camera monitoring of all door positions and badge access areas.

Businesses We Have Helped

Roadmap To The Cloud has worked with many diverse businesses in different fields who all share the common goal of leveraging technology to make their business run more effectively and efficiently. 
 
In the current business environment, a distinct competitive advantage exists for those firms who are on the early adoption side of using the Cloud to help their business. Check out the scenarios below to see how a transition to the Cloud could help your business. 

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Possible Cloud Partners for You

Right now, there are so many companies claiming to be the Cloud provider for business. Roadmap To The Cloud has access, knowledge and relationships with all of the key providers of Cloud for business solutions. The value the Roadmap To The Cloud team bring to your business is simple, we are solution/vendor agnostic. 

We will dig in and gain an understanding of how the Cloud can best be utilized to help your business and then we can line you up with the proper vendor for the solutions. We can manage and maximize the Vendor relationship and allow you to focus on your business.