IT’s Back to School Checklist

As summer days begin to dwindle, students and parents around the country are ticking off the items on their back to school checklists. So who else needs to utilize a checklist? Everyone, that’s who; especially those in the advanced technological world of today. After all, you have checklists for many things in your life. Can you imagine if you didn’t have one for your car? What a dangerous, financial catastrophe you could end up with! The humble checklist helps keep everyone safely organized, even IT departments.

Servers

Are your servers getting old? Do they creak and rattle like an old clunker that’s moving at a snail’s pace? Perhaps it’s time to retire them because if you don’t, you could be faced with network bottlenecks. Is your warranty still good? Are you about to run out of storage space? How does your server checklist look now? If any items have been red-flagged it’s time to come up with a new plan, otherwise you could be faced with disastrous crash leading to the loss of vital and precious data. With all of those red-flags, don’t you think it’s time you moved to the cloud?

Operational Expenses

Is your budget constantly taking a hit while you maintain and replace servers and upgrade hardware? Those costs and especially the hidden ones can give your bottom line a heart attack. Other than equipment costs, have you considered the price tag of the time and resources needed to migrate your data to the new equipment? Have you factored in your future requirements as well as current computing needs? Cloud computing offers a cost effective and scalable solution that grows as you do.

Computer Lab

Did you know that the average computer lifespan is now only two years? As newer more memory intensive software is released and old files continue to accumulate on your hard drive, your computer gets slower and slower… remember that old clunker! Having to replace computers every two years can have quite the negative effect on your company’s operational expenses – see above. Perhaps it’s time to switch to a thin client?

A thin client is a desktop terminal with no hard drive. Thin clients come with all of the same features typically found on a standard desktop PC, but the data and memory are stored in the cloud. With thin client, you can immediately access any virtual desktop or virtualized application; they’re secure, scalable, and a cost-effective way to create a virtual desktop infrastructure. The cloud is looking more appealing now – right?

Backup

Are backups being done in a timely manner ensure that everything is complete and safe? You know what a time consuming and monotonous task that can be, unfortunately it’s a necessary one. Polleo Systems offers a cloud backup solution that will not only safeguard your vital business information but will also get you back to doing business quickly in the event of any downtime. With Polleo’s Cloud Replication Device in place, you can recover your environment quickly and get back to business!

Disaster Recovery

Does your organization have an up-to-date disaster recovery plan in place? Please don’t tell me you haven’t taken care of this. An effective plan will document the policies, procedures, and actions that would need to take place to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster. Just think about the plan you would put in place for your family if a super storm was heading your way. Doesn’t your business deserve the same level of protection?

For the health of your business you need to make sure that your data is safe in the event of any disaster or hardware failure with Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR). CDR ensures that copies of your company’s electronic records are safe in a secure cloud computing environment and can be accessed at any time, rain or shine; all you need is an internet connection! Now aren’t you breathing a little easier knowing that you don’t have to worry about disasters that can be avoided?

Polleo Systems provides cloud computing solutions that effectively align IT environments with business objectives. Contact us today!