CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES
Office 365, Cloud Backup, Software as a Service "SaaS"
Cloud Services or Cloud Computing are IT applications, data storage, services and virtualized servers hosted offsite and offered via an on-demand basis with pay-as-you-go pricing and accessed across the Internet .
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365
Office 365 is a hosted business solution for email and Microsoft’s suite of productivity products including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and more. Levels of service range from the $60 per user, per year for Office 365 Business Essentials with mail and web applications to their Business Premium version with mail and downloadable desktop applications for $150 per user, per year.
Using this cloud service your company pays for only the number of licenses you need and allows the flexibility of adding and removing access as needed. Your users always have the latest versions of software, cloud data storage with Microsoft OneDrive and team collaboration and communication applications: Skype for Business, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.
Access synchronized email, calendar, contacts and tasks on desktops, mobile devices and via the web portal from anywhere.
Slingshot Information Systems is fully versed in deployment and management of this high-powered service. Implementing Microsoft’s 99% plus up-time hosted service removes the cost and stress of onsite mail servers, their maintenance and routine upgrades and provides your business with a host of services and applications.
BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY
Cloud Based Data Backup
We employ a number of disaster recovery solutions and match backup plans to your needs to assure that in the event of a system or hard drive failure, accidental deletions, or ransomware attack, we are able to quickly restore your data and systems. Solid, dependable backup is crucial to protect your most important asset, your data.
Slingshot Disaster Recovery solutions utilize multiple layers of protection with both local backup and cloud backup. Optional HID (hardware independent restore) we can fully virtualize servers and allow business as usual while hardware issues are resolved.
SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)
Cloud Computing – Software as a Service (SaaS) The simplest explanation of “The Cloud” is a server somewhere else. In other words, applications that at one time might have been installed on your own server in your office that are now accessed across the Internet and hosted on a server maintained somewhere else by someone else.
Cloud Services, Cloud Computing or SaaS are purchased on an as-needed basis. If you add a couple of new employees, you can quickly add licenses for them. Users always have the latest versions available. Your business won’t suffer from aging software and huge cash outlays to update every few years.
There are countless cloud services available that deliver Business Applications, Backup & Disaster Recover, Productivity Suites, Communication tools and social networking. You are likely already familiar with many of them.
Gmail & Google Apps
Adobe’s Creative Cloud
Amazon Web Services
Social Media Platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
At Slingshot we help our clients run their businesses by leveraging the flexibility of cloud services. We have worked with many of these services and are adept at customized implementations to satisfy the needs of our clients.