Transitioning to a remote workplace doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, remote workplaces give employees the flexibility to work from anywhere, anytime. Remote workplace solutions, such as cloud computing services, often provide greater value and security for organizations that have depended on on-premise solutions in the past.
However, keeping track of hardware, applying software updates, and managing security for a distributed workforce is a tough job. It’s even tougher when you trying to manage your business in a newly remote environment or if you don’t have the existing cloud infrastructure in place.
High Touch Technologies has the solutions and experience to help you manage and enable your remote workplace though technology.
Cloud Computing Services
Cloud computing services provide remote access to the technology services, tools, and infrastructure you would typically use in the office every day, including servers, data storage, applications, and workstations.
For example, instead being tied to your designated on-site workstation, cloud computing services, such as Microsoft Azure, allow you to access your technology services, tools, and infrastructure from anywhere on any workstation with an internet connection.
Enabling your remote workforce with Microsoft Azure
A cloud computing platform provides the tools organizations need to operate remotely, including integration with and virtualization of on-premise systems and applications.
Microsoft Azure provides over 100 applications and services, including:
Securing your business remote workforce
The Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform provides an advanced level of physical and cybersecurity. With Azure, your organization has access to advanced, multilevel security and monitoring tools to protect your hardware, data, applications, and network.
Additionally, Microsoft is responsible for the physical security of the Azure infrastructure. Consider how your on-premise data security budget would compare to Microsoft’s—since 1989, the company has invested over $15 billion in cloud infrastructure and security.
Pricing and deploying cloud computing services
Cloud computing replaces the capital expense of purchasing hardware, software, and data centers with the operational expense of a cloud computing subscription. Microsoft Azure is scalable, in terms of cost and services, to your organization’s size and needs.
When properly structured, cloud computing solutions can be less expensive than building and maintaining an on-premise network. Plus, you get the advantage of mobility, anywhere access to data and applications, and improved system security.
In our experience, most cloud computing deployments take about a month to complete, including one week of planning, two weeks of system setup and integration, and one week of monitoring and testing.
As you would imagine, the total cost and time to deploy a cloud computing platform will depend on the size and requirements of your organization. High Touch can complete most cloud computing deployments with minimal on-site interaction.
Bringing the Human Touch to Technology.
In addition to technology and cybersecurity solutions, High Touch provides cloud-based telephony, collaboration tools, business management software, and custom software support with the safety and security of remote workplaces in mind.
High Touch can provide a customized package of solutions, services, and support to help your remote workplace stay connected, collaborative, and secure. Contact us today or visit our Remote Workplace Resources page to learn more.
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