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!

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.