Cloud Drive for Businesses

Cloud Drive for Businesses

More and more businesses are getting on board with the cloud and there’s no mistake that it’s a great idea. The cloud is lowering IT costs, increasing productivity, and broadening the range of the workplace. We are now using Internet-based software that can be accessed from home, a smart phone or tablet, or virtually anywhere an Internet connection is available. The idea of BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is in motion and companies are encouraging employees to work from any device they can.

Remember when you used to dream of sitting on the beach with a laptop and a cool drink, or the day you woke up and thought you’d just love to work from your bed in your PJs?

This is an exciting new era in business where this is totally possible. But like any new technology there is always risks involved, and some love to dive in without testing the waters first, so we want to let you know that not all cloud drives are equal, and from a business perspective the public free storage services are just not good enough.

The move to the cloud has led to an increase in the desire for flexibility, productivity, and mobility. Files need to be available across all devices, platforms, and applications. Without this fluidity backing up to the cloud becomes difficult and confusing. Cloud drive provider Dropbox only backs up data that is in your designated “Sync Folder”. If you’ve got all your files organized in one folder, that’s great. But chances are you have multiple folders across multiple drives that you would like to backup. And I am sure that you would prefer those files to be secured and well encrypted. Cloud drive provider Google Drive does not encrypt your files upon upload, you would have to do it yourself ahead of time.

Did you know that your Google Drive data belongs to Google?

Google’s privacy policy states that:

When you upload or submit content to [Google] services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, communicate, publish, publicly perform and distribute such content.

We are pretty certain that any company with sensitive data doesn’t want to use a cloud drive with those terms. So what is the answer for businesses looking for privately owned cloud drive services that allow multiple folder backup and file encryption?

ASK4Cloud Cloud Drive

ASK4Cloud is designed with small and medium businesses (SMBs) in mind. It enables online file sync, sharing with any other user, and multiple folder backups. ASK4Cloud focuses on security, reliability, and integration and provides a solution to the universal access, sharing, and file recovery problems that plague businesses today. Your cloud is located on a private cloud server and can be re-branded to your company name. Your name, your data, safe and secured.

Features:

  • Easily access all your files from anywhere, including mobile devices
  • No more need for FTP or VPN or access company data
  • Large email attachments are a thing of the past
  • Continuous uptime yielding high availability
  • Sync files in real time for quick, seamless backups
  • Multiple file/folder backup
  • Share files and folders with just a quick click
  • Secured and managed file sharing
  • Granular admin controls, user-access and security controls
  • 448-bit data encryption
  • Cross-platform ( Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android )
  • Comprehensive usage reports

With ASK4Cloud your company data is safe, secured, and always available via AE Technology Group. Contact us for a free one month trial today!

Automatic Online Backup: How can the cloud help keep my data safe and secured?

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For those of you who still don’t know, the term cloud computing can mean many things. The easiest way to describe it would be as a group of services that are available to you whenever and wherever an Internet connection is available.

An online backup refers to one of these cloud services that lets you take a copy of your personal files from your PC, Mac, or mobile device and store it in another secure location in “the cloud”. The benefit of this is two-fold. One so that you can access these files from any location with an Internet connection, and two so that in the event that your system fails your files remain safe.

Backing up has been a process that many home users and small business have always dreaded. Until now it has been confusing, and probably has left you wondering what files to back up, what media to put it on? You no longer need CD/DVDs, flash drives that get lost, external hard drives that are slow and fail; you have the cloud!

A quick setup ensures that all your data is backed up, and can be restored in no time in the event of a disaster. You can chose to back up in real time, or you can set automatic online backup in which, once selected, regularly and automatically backs up that data without any further user interaction.

Backing up has never been easier thanks to the cloud, and now AE Technology Group can integrate cloud solutions for you.

Call us at (877) 771-AETG to discuss options or e-mail us!

Disaster Prevention: How Can the Cloud Prevent an IT Disaster?

Disaster Prevention: How Can the Cloud Prevent an IT Disaster?

If you or someone you know has a small or medium sized business (SMB) that was affected by recent natural disasters then there was probably a period of time that the business was inoperable; without power, internet access, or a combination of the two.

AE Technology Group has developed new creative, cost-effective solutions to ensure that even if you have no electricity or internet on location, files and software can be still be accessed from another location to keep business flowing.

If losing your power and Internet access was the only issue, you may be considered one of the luckier ones. Many local businesses who have not yet come to bring their networks to the sky lost hardware, software, and data to floods and power surges. With cloud computing and disaster recovery this is no longer an issue, as the data is always available to you, safe and secure in another location with multiple backups and power generators.

Cloud computing is the future of computing, and you won’t want to be left behind. It will allow your business to easily grow and integrate as it expands, allowing you to do business on a global scale.

AE Technology Group can integrate cloud solutions for you, call us at (877) 771-AETG to discuss options or e-mail us!

How can the cloud help my business to be more successful?

How can the cloud help my business to be more successful?
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AE Technology Group can help you transform your desktop into an on-demand service that can be accessed by any user, on any device, anywhere, with simplicity and scalability. Whether workers are using the latest tablets, smartphones, or laptops, AE Technology Group can quickly and securely deliver virtual desktops and applications that will enable them to work smarter.

Reasons to Consider Cloud Computing, Cloud Hosting, and Cloud Servers:

  • No infrastructure
  • On-demand from any location
  • Intuitive and easier to implement
  • No software to download
  • Secure, reliable backup
  • Increased productivity
  • Easy collaboration

AE Technology Group provides common data solutions and business applications that are online and accessed from a web browser. Users do not need to have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the cloud server or cloud hosting technology. The company’s or user’s software and data are stored and hosted on our servers. SaaS or cloud computing lowers your IT costs, is easier to deploy, more intuitive, and provides greater data security than most client-installed applications.

SaaS: Cloud Hosted Applications

Short for Software as a Service, SaaS is a software delivery method that provides access to software and its functions remotely as a Web-based service. SaaS allows organizations to access business functionality at a cost typically less than paying for licensed applications since SaaS pricing is based on a monthly fee. Also, because the software is hosted remotely, users don’t need to invest in an IT infrastructure.

SaaS removes the need for organizations to handle the installation, set-up and often daily upkeep and maintenance. Software as a Service (SaaS) may also be referred to as simply hosted applications or cloud hosting.

Is Open Source Software Right for My Business?

Open Source software is defined as computer software for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that meets the Open Source definition or that is in the public domain. This permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified forms. It is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open Source software is the most prominent example of Open Source development and is often compared to user-generated content. The term Open Source software originated as part of a marketing campaign for free software. A report by Standish Group states that adoption of Open Source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.

Key Benefits of Chosing Open Source Solutions

  • Lowest TCO
  • Improved security
  • Reliability
  • Stability
  • Ease of use
  • Green initiative by reducing resources

AE Technology Group can implement Open Source Solutions for your business needs.

Whether it be hosting your own email or creating a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool that is customized to your company’s workflow, AE Technology Group has the expertise and partnerships to make it happen.

Open Source Solutions

Zarafa- The world’s number one alternative to MS Exchange. Zarafa has all the features of MS Exchange at 50% of the cost. Zarafa does not require an IT infrastructure. Zarafa gives you the flexibility and stability that comes with Open Source software and world class support.

iceCRM- A full-featured, 100% Open Source CRM software ideal for small and medium sized businesses at a fraction of the cost of other CRM software. iceCRM provides a complete set of CRM capabilities, such as Sales Force and Marketing Automation; Activity, Security, and Inventory Mangaement; Customer Support and Service; Calendaring; and Email Integration. It also provides enterprise grade business productivity enhancement add-ons: Customer Portal; Outlook Plug-in for Microsoft Outlook users; Office Plug-in for Microsoft Word users; and Thunderbird Extension for Thunderbird mail users.

Contact AE Technology Group’s Office Today and learn how we can save your company money with Open Source Solutions.