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Advantages of using Cloud Solutions

Cloud Computing offers its users multitude of benefits evidenced by its increased demand and public awareness.

Some notable benefits include:

  • Efficient storage and computing services
  • Inexpensive, since all the virtual resources such as applications, hardware or data are covered by the service provider.
  • Easy connectivity to servers and information sharing.
  • Highly reliable and redundant.
  • Appropriate use of resources is ensured as users pay only for the services they require.
  • Widespread availability irrespective of geographical location
  • Lower IT expenditures while delivering the flexibility of productivity software on the cloud.
  • Allows business owners and staff to focus on their core business.
  • Managing and maintaining all the virtual resources is done by COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS.

cloud hostING / Computing services

Cloud Backup Services

A cloud backup (also referred to as remote, online, or managed) is a service that provides users with a system for the backup, storage, and recovery of their computer files. Cloud backup services are considered a form of cloud computing.

Cloud backup systems are typically built around a client or plug-in software program that runs on a user-defined schedule. This program typically collects, compresses, encrypts, and transfers the data to the cloud backup service provider's servers or off-site hardware for storage and retention.

COMPUTER PROFESSIONAL’s Cloud Backup Solution provides a secure, reliable data protection solution for desktops, laptops and servers. This solution is suitable for both home and business users that have important data requiring safe and secure storage outside their primary location. Computer systems and devices can be individually backed up and restored as needed using a variety of restoration settings. By leveraging the Cloud Backup Solution, COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS can provide our customers the means to backup, either partial, whole, or initiate versioning of their data and complement it to their business disaster recovery plan.

To meet various regulatory requirements of agencies such as government, legal and health care, COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS  provides options for storing your data on Canadian-based servers or, if you wish, on alternate cost-efficient and secure locations.

Get peace of mind and sleep easy at night, let COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS backup and manage your cloud data.

What is Cloud Computing??

​The term "the cloud" is essentially a metaphor for the Internet. Over the years, IT companies have used the term to mean platform and infrastructure that are often sold as a service made available through the internet. The goal of cloud computing is to allow users to gain the benefits of computing technologies without the need for deep knowledge or technical expertise. The cloud aims to cut costs, allow universal access, and help customers to focus on their core business instead of being impeded by IT obstacles or costly upgrades.

In a sense we have been living with ‘the cloud’ since the 1950’s when the first large scale main-frame became available and was controlled through terminal computers. Now we have the option of storing information in the cloud or locally due to computers having a bit more power than back then.

The term "moving to cloud" also refers to an organization moving away from a traditional capital expenditure model (buy the dedicated hardware and depreciate it over a period of time) to the operating expense model (use a shared cloud infrastructure and pay as one uses it).

There are advantages of both models and the decision to use the cloud for all or part of your computing needs will depend on your business. Factors like number of users, budget allocation and data sensitivity play a large roll. COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS can help with that decision.

Cloud Email

Cloud Email Service (also known as Hosted Exchange) is essentially taking your local Microsoft Exchange Server mail and having it hosted on a cloud server.  You will still enjoy full access to your email, calendar, and contacts either through MS Outlook or OWA.  Regardless of your location, you can work from the office, a remote computer or your mobile smartphone.  Cloud Email Service allows you to access the information you need without compromising security or function.  

Below are a few benefits of using Cloud Email Services:

  • Highly reliable as Cloud Servers are inherently more robust
  • Highly secure, Cloud Servers often incorporate a higher standard of security measures
  • Predictable monthly investment
  • Reduced maintenance and no hardware investment
  • Advanced features such as SharePoint and smartphone integration

Cloud Hosted Services

Aside from affordability, businesses are realizing the scalability and convenience of cloud services. With cloud services, data can be accessed from any device, anywhere and anytime, with only an Internet connection.

COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS is a leader in Cloud Computing IT Solutions. With our cloud hosting services, you can be confident that you are automatically getting the most up-to-date and secure versions of business-critical applications. You can stop worrying about your hardware replacement needs or your software becoming outdated.

Office 365

Microsoft Office just got even better

Whether you are a power user of Word, Excel or PowerPoint, each of us relies heavily on the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. And for good reason: it’s an industry-leading collection of programs that can help us get more out of our workday.

Imagine taking Office and injecting the power of cloud technologies - resulting in even higher levels of productivity and efficiency. You can drive greater results than you dreamed possible, all without abandoning the Office software you’ve grown to love. Office 365 is the package you’ve been searching for.

Microsoft Office 365 solutions from Computer Solutions Group bring you:

  • Access to your files and documents from anywhere and at anytime
  • Seamless collaboration, even in remote working conditions
  • Online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more
  • A higher seat limit of 300 employees for greater business value
  • Communication using email inboxes with 25GB of storage
  • The benefit of communication tools like IM, web conferencing and data sharing
  • Scaled solutions so you can move between plans as your business grows or shrinks
  • Peace of mind from security solutions that include anti-virus and anti-spam
  • Nothing less than 99% uptime and 24/7 support

Put complex workflow in the past, and move towards greater productivity and more easily met deadlines, with cloud-powered Office 365 applications to spearhead your growth.  Office 365 can transform your productivity.

As a Microsoft Small and Midsize Cloud Partner, we are have a proven track record, and can help you achieve a smooth transition to Office365.