Cloud Computing 

Many businesses are looking for ways to spend less time and money on buying and supporting IT applications and focus on running the business.

With a number of IT services being available as a cloud service, cloud can be away to reduce the burden of IT support within the business and reduce the large upfront IT costs by replacing it with a monthly or annually subscription.

The great thing about cloud computing is that your data and systems are stored away from your offices. The cloud service supplier is responsible for maintaining infrastructure resilience and protecting your data but this may exclude backing up the data as other services would be required. If you have a fire, flood or other disaster in your office you know that your essential data is safe and sound in this secured, remote facility. The company that looks after or 'hosts' your data will also be responsible for making sure anti-virus software is up-to-date and all the computers have their software patched. Cloud computing is also useful if you are a new business and are unsure how your computing requirements may grow. With a cloud computing solution you can simply ask your hosting company to add additional computers to your network, according to your timescales and growth plans. Likewise they can turn off computers if business is a bit quieter to save you money. Hosted applications can also benefit businesses as they can be accessed from anywhere in the world as long as you can obtain a connection to the internet. This is useful if you have a distributed workforce, maybe working from home, or you want to access company data from your smartphone or tablet device.

Frost Consultants Limited has extensive experience and exposure to a wealth of Cloud technology solutions that would add value to any size business!

 

MICROSOFT 365

Microsoft 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your organisation.

Microsoft 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping save time, money, and free up valued resources. The Microsoft 365 plans combine the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft's next-generation communications and collaboration services—including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Office for the web, and Microsoft Teams—to help users be productive from virtually anywhere through the Internet.

MICROSOFT 365 EMAIL FILTERING

Advanced Email Security for Microsoft 365 which blocks major zero-day malware and ransomware, spear-phishing and business email compromise (BEC) attacks by identifying and analysing every email to predict malicious patterns. With 24/7 global threat intelligence, it’s protection that lives inside Microsoft 365, so you don’t have to.

MICROSOFT 365 BACKUP

Key advantages of Cloud Backup include its native integration to Microsoft Azure, which gives customers added security since their productivity data never leaves Microsoft infrastructure. Other benefits include the fact that Cloud Backup offers up to 6 snapshots per day out of the box, simple one click restore to any point in time and original location, plus full GDPR and HIPPA compliance at no extra cost.

Data loss affects 32% of businesses, with accidental or malicious deletion accounting for 71% of situations. Microsoft 365 does not natively prevent this loss.

Even a cloud first like Microsoft 365 can’t protect you against user error, malicious deletion of data or hacker-initialled data breaches! Microsoft 365 offers customer geo-redundancy of data, but this does not help when errors or issues are replicated around the cloud. Cloud Backup also extends data retention beyond the native 14 days (Exchange Online) and 30 days (Microsoft 365 Groups) to unlimited protection.

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING

Cyber breaches are a major headache for businesses, costing hours in wasted time as well as equipment, software and back-up costs. Security awareness training for end-users will reduce these costs drastically - as the majority of breaches are caused by human error.

OFFSITE SERVER BACKUP

Virtual server backup is a backup and replication solution for Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines. We can back up your environment easily, without any hassle or headaches. You also get to choose the preferred payment option that meets your needs – it's up to you whether you prefer to buy a perpetual license, or an annual subscription.

We provide many other cloud services