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?

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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

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.

What is the Best Option for Business Phones/Telephones for My New York Based Business?

VoIP, or Voice-over-IP (Internet-Protocol), is an Internet-based phone system that can increase your business’ flexibility and productivity while saving you money. Because it’s Internet-based, VoIP offers features not available with traditional business phone systems and with fixed rates, can save you thousands of dollars on long-distance and international calls.

AE Technology Group’s Voice-over-IP team will work closely with your company to determine your current phone usage and needs, review available options and provide VoIP solutions to replace or supplement your existing business phone system.

AE Technology Group VoIP business phone systems include:

  • Hardware, support and service for one low monthly rate
  • Unlimited calls, local, long-distance and international
  • New features that aren’t available with traditional systems
  • Installation, maintenance and support
  • Migration of your old system to Voice-over-IP

With Voice-over-IP, your monthly rate stays constant, no matter how many calls you make or where you call. If you regularly make long-distance or international calls, our system could save you thousands of dollars. In addition, with our Internet-based business phone systems, you don’t have to make a major capital investment in equipment that will quickly be out-of-date.

VoIP allows you to access your phone system anywhere there’s an Internet connection, anywhere in the world. It’s a smart choice for budget-minded businesses especially those that have a traveling workforce. Since Voice-over-IP can easily be used with wireless connections, your employees can access your phone system while at home or on the road. And VoIP systems offer flexibility, allowing you to adjust and expand your services as your business needs change.

Contact AE Technology Group today to learn how you can save using VoIP.