As a small business, you need every advantage to compete and continue to thrive (or even survive).
IT can give you that advantage, so why is it so often undervalued and even feared by business owners?
Maybe it’s from bad experience, or a sense of ‘better the devil you know’? We’ve known companies to stick with some frankly awful IT systems and IT suppliers who have seriously let them down, or have been failing to provide critical services such as updates, antivirus protection or back-ups!
The main reason, I feel, based on my 12 years of supporting small businesses, is a fear that moving will result in major downtime, or is such as massive task that you just don’t have time.
Some businesses are afraid that their system is so complex that no other provider could possibly understand.
Or it could be that the cash needed to purchase decent hardware (servers, switches, firewalls, routers etc.) just seems so massive that the budget is never allocated.
The return on investment is also hard to pin down for many businesses, as they don’t take into account time saved – which may result in their being able to operate with fewer staff or to handle more orders per day.
One customer recently said that, due to problems they had, each invoice took 10 minutes longer to create and send. This basically meant that between them the team was losing around 3 hours of productive time per day.
When I pointed out that even on minimum wage this was costing around £5,000 per year in lost time, the customer was frankly horrified. These people were paid a lot more than minimum wage.
But now Jinota can put a lot of the common fears to rest and really launch your business into the Cloud.
Jinota cloud solutions allow us to give you access to the latest Microsoft Software without the upfront investment or internal technical expertise. Jinota provides all the necessary background systems and gives your business the platform it needs – not just to survive but to thrive.
With Jinota’s experience we can tailor a package that will work for you, blending our own cloud technologies with those of Microsoft.
A typical business would have a package containing:
- Jinota Microsoft Exchange (or Office 365) with SPAM filtering
- Microsoft Office (or Office 365)
- Jinota Cloud Cover Package – which includes a ‘remote desktop’ environment hosted in our data centre
- All types of business applications, databases, CRM applications, payroll and accounts, hosted on a back-end cloud server
- Access the full cloud desktop from PCs, MACs or mobile devices
- Server back-ups and antivirus included
- Full support for end users including access to our help desk
So your business can then be freed from the need for on-site servers and any support costs (SLAs etc) associated with them! Why not book a Free Audit to assess the suitability of your business for the Cloud?