Whether you run a small business or a large corporate organisation you have to give consideration to your computer network. Like all pieces of capital expenditure which depreciate over time, you have to maintain the asset, ensuring that it is fit for purpose and that takes skilled resource. You can, of course have the expense of replacing equipment on a regular basis to ensure that failures are minimised, or you have an alternative…
The Technology behind the EMiR-Cloud
First of all, let’s define the Cloud. The Cloud is a virtual place where you store information. In essence, it’s a computer server that no longer resides in a cupboard at the end of the hallway in your office, but in a number of secure data centres around the world.
…and we mean, secure. Only you have access to this information. It is protected and because you no longer have a need for a computer server in your office, you no longer need worry about virus protection, backing up information or storage space, the Cloud does it for you.
The software applications you use everyday
If you name all of the software you use in your daily lives, the list will be something like this:
• Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint
• Accounts including order processing and invoicing
• Stock control and service centre software
• Payroll and banking
We all have our favourite software packages and they can all be hosted from the Cloud.
Specifically, what’s the EMiR-Cloud?
The EMiR-Cloud gives you four options:
• EMiR, any configuration of Users, Modules and Extensions
• Microsoft Outlook Email
• Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
• Other applications your business uses
Three clear reasons to choose EMiR-Cloud?
1. The Best Software for your Business
A solution that is tailored to your needs in terms of supplying the right software tools to each department. EMiR-Cloud is the same as your on-site installation (or more!). Accounts, job costing, purchasing, time & attendance, CRM, quoting, sales invoicing, whatever you decide.
2. Always Up-to-date and No-hassle
You never have to worry about virus & malware protection, firewalls, having the latest operating systems or keeping the server patched. All of this is taken care of. Every computer user will have the latest version of Microsoft Office and the back up is automatic.
3. No Up-front Hardware or Software Costs
The EMiR-Cloud model is supplied on a monthly rental allowing you to spread the payments across the year, whilst enjoying the benefits of a fully integrated EMiR environment. For new users to EMiR, the EMiR-Cloud is complimented with a comprehensive on-site and on-line training programme on a pay-as-you-go basis, ensuring that efficiencies and cost savings are guaranteed.
The benefits of an EMiR-Cloud hosted solution are:
Less reliance on your existing IT Network, PC’s and Servers
User’s simply need a PC with a reliable internet connection to be able to access and use our Cloud Servers. PC speed becomes less relevant as all processing is completed on the cloud server.
Your data is secure
Your data is held in an industry standard, secure data centre and replicated in a second location. The data centre will certainly be more secure than your office and with replication, any commercial disaster such as an office fire, flood, or theft will not affect your day-to-day use of the Cloud Server.
Back-ups are included!
Not only is your data replicated for security purposes, but it is also backed up to a third location for additional safety. Importantly, each back-up is held for a minimum of 14 days before it is over-written, meaning that important document revisions can be retrieved at any time. The back-up is monitored by the EMiR team who intervene if, for whatever reason, the back-up fails to take place. We do this monitoring remotely and we can also restore any accidentally deleted files for you too!
Protection against Viruses and Ransomware
One of the biggest issues of modern business is the constant threat of file theft and data locking by criminals. We ensure the latest versions of virus protection are installed to minimise your risk. Connection Brokers mean that your servers are not exposed to data/port scanning applications to significantly reduce the risk of automated hacking.
Our cloud hosted systems can restore to the latest virus-free iteration of the data and move to separate uninfected hardware very quickly [normally within a few hours], whereas that can normally take days, if not weeks, in your own server and office environment.
Make use of purpose-built EMiR infrastructure servers for FREE
Not only do you get the server that we are quoting for here, which is for your company’s exclusive use, you also get access to other servers for FREE that provide extra functionality and ensure your EMiR system thrives. We provide “Connection Brokers” to ensure access to your server is via a secure route [not exposing your server to the Internet], “Web Servers” that make it easy for us to securely configure and support your EMiR Extensions such as CRM and Smart Site, and “Domain Controllers” to securely manage your users and their access permissions.
Access to your company system from anywhere
The cloud desktop will allow you to connect to EMiR, Microsoft Office, Email and any other software that you use in your daily lives from any PC with an internet connection and we manage it for you.
Expands in increments
As your company grows, so does your need for additional computer space and processing power. On a cloud server you can purchase just the number of users, RAM, hard disk and processors that you need for optional performance. Increase or reduce your requirements with just 30 days’ notice – the ultimate in flexibility!
“I want to know more, what should I do now?”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0845 009 4588. We’ll want to ask you a few questions to know more about your business and how you see EMiR-Cloud working for you. In return, we’ll offer you a detailed breakdown of price. Whether you are looking for the answer to a single problem or intrigued how EMiR can save you money and make your business more efficient, pick up the phone today.