28 01732 759725 CLOUD Having the right IT solutions in place can make all the difference. Traditional IT is no longer fit for purpose, and can be unwieldy, capital intensive and can be tied to physical locations with clunky VPNs required for remote working. The pandemic has seen a coming of age for Cloud IT, with an exponential increase in the use of video conferencing and collaboration applications, but many of these services have not been securely implemented and managed, opening up further risk. Managed IT spoke to a leading Cloud IT Provider, Cloudbox, to get their perspective. Cloudbox has been providing Cloud IT solutions since 2011 and are uniquely placed to implement highly secure, productive systems to reduce costs and transform productivity. Their business has been built on empowering other businesses to grow, and they do this by ensuring IT stays simple, that it complements the business’s strategy and is cost-effective. Cloudbox offers a complete Cloud IT managed service at a fixed monthly fee, taking the complexity Free your IT by moving to the cloud and hassle out of IT and ensuring that all customers benefit from secure, compliant and productive solutions. Cloudbox provides solutions using Microsoft and leading cloud infrastructure providers. Their clients span a wide variety of industries, including accounting, charity, construction, creatives, education, finance, law, not-for- profit and retail. What unites them all is their appreciation and firm requirement for secure, efficient and easily budgeted IT. Fixed cost cloud IT CLOUDBOX BUSINESS is a fully comprehensive managed IT package with FREE SET-UP AND NO MINIMUM CONTRACT. Cloudbox UK CEO, Nick Goodenough, had this to say, “We want to help organisations make the change to secure flexible working and to give their staff the very best IT tools. Our solution enables our clients to remove the high capital and variable ongoing costs in running their own IT, and to be able to clearly budget for IT on a per user basis whilst also ensuring the security and compliance of their data.” Goodenough continues, “COVID-19 has put unprecedented pressure on organisations to reduce costs and so we are offering a comprehensive IT solution with no set up fees and no contract tie-in. We are not cutting corners to do this – we consistently get client satisfaction scores of 98%+ and are confident that clients will love our service.” What you get n Full IT solution encompassing Office 365 with Teams collaboration, file sharing, back- ups, email, multi-layer security & proactive maintenance; n Supports fully flexible working – work from home, remotely or the office; n Protection of company data whilst securing PCs, Macs & mobiles from malware & other threats; n Remote monitoring, software updates & reporting; n All-inclusive & innovative support using video & augmented reality. Set up completely free n Free remote set-up & video led training; n Suitable for all organisations with 5+ users; n Terms & Conditions apply. What you can do n File sharing & collaboration: securely store and share files with colleagues & external parties; n File & email back-ups: never lose an important email or file; n Email & shared calendaring: secure communication from any device; n Cybersecurity: never fall victim to hackers with built-in antivirus, email security, website & URL protection; n Office 365 Essentials: work from anywhere using Microsoft Office, Teams & collaboration tools; n Unlimited IT Support: no additional charges for full support; n Network Management: all devices proactively updated & monitored. Specialist services For clients with more specialist needs Cloudbox offers: n Azure cloud servers for hosting applications; n Compliance focussed IT for financial services; n Cybersecurity specialist services; n Microsoft Teams & integrations consultancy. To explore whether Cloudbox could help your organisation transition to highly secure, productive cloud IT, please contact the team on 020 3761 8081 or [email protected] . And, for more info, simply hop over here http://www. cloudboxtech.com/free-IT-setup The Coronavirus pandemic has put business under enormous financial and organisational strain. Many organisations have been focussing on immediate survival but as lockdowns lift, it is clear that there is no immediate bounce back to the pre-COVID-19 world and key decisions need to be taken to adapt and thrive. How Cloudbox is helping organisations free their IT by moving to the cloud with no set-up costs These are some of the key questions relating to IT: 1 How can we improve staff productively, wherever they are working? 2 Can our organisation make do with a smaller office/s, or do we even need an office? 3 How do we secure and control company data at a time of unprecedented cyberthreats and with GDPR fines on the increase? 4 Can we outsource services, reducing staff costs and still ensure service quality? 5 What costs can be reduced, and how can changes be made without capital expenditure?