Are you moving to the Cloud? If you are, you’re not alone. More and more businesses see the Cloud as a way to cut costs and boost customer service. Some are using private Clouds. Others are using public Clouds. And then there are those using Hybrid Clouds. But leveraging the cloud these days make sense. Many experts agree.
“The 2016 State of the Cloud Survey shows that cloud adoption is growing and hybrid cloud adoption has now hit its stride. The strong growth in the use of private cloud, combined with the ubiquity of public cloud means that a super-majority of organizations are now operating in a hybrid environment,” writes Kim Weins, the vice president of RightScale, which conducted the survey.
But outsourcing to the Cloud has one huge disadvantage. Lack of control. You lose some control of your data with the Cloud because you’re using a shared infrastructure that minimizes customization to achieve the Cloud’s economy of scale—lower price. If you’re a security-conscious business, however, having less control over your data is a risk you might not want to take.
That’s where managed service providers (MSP) can help.
MSPs can provide cloud integration or cloud connection services that let IT deploy assets in a combination of managed services and public cloud services, all going through a single MSP,” says David Linthicum, a columnist for Infoworld.com and industry recognized expert on Cloud technology. “That is, the MSP provides the management layer between the enterprise and the public cloud, as well as to those assets running at the MSP.”
Benefits of Managed IT Services
In the past, cost savings was considered the key benefit from managed services. But that’s now being considered just table stakes to get in the game. Today companies realize that they can get more from managed IT services—a lot more. Added benefits of managed services include access to professional IT staff, predictable spending, faster response time, tighter vendor management, and improved security and compliance.
“It also important to note that while companies are increasingly relying on outside providers for part of their IT needs, MSPs generally complement rather than replace internal IT,” writes Thor Olavsrud, senior writer for CIO.com in an article on the site. “Instead, especially in larger companies, bringing an MSP into the mix frees up existing IT staff to focus on more strategic projects.”
Here’s what else you get when you use managed IT services:
- Improved budgeting for your IT infrastructure
- Enhanced network security and compliance
- Maintained data availability for critical applications
- Optimized IT staff efficiencies
- Better managed data backup/disaster recovery activities
But to benefit from a managed IT services program, you need to work with the right MSP, one that’s flexible enough, and responsive enough to meet your needs—whether you’re a large enterprise, a mid-level organization, or a small business.
What you need is Acrodex.
Acrodex Managed IT Services
Acrodex is Canada’s premier provider of Managed IT Services with a worldwide reputation for delivering efficient, highly responsive service. Headquartered in Edmonton, Acrodex has key data centers strategically located throughout Canada—with satellite offices in Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Toronto. We closely with our clients to help them optimize and maintain dynamic IT systems.
We feature a full suite of Managed IT Services designed for organizations looking to free themselves from the day-to-day grind of managing their IT infrastructures. Designed to help you cut costs, these services are flexible and customizable so we can tailor them to fit your exact needs. We also provide Managed IT Services specifically for small business. When necessary, we’ll partner with some of the most respected names in IT, like Microsoft, HP, Cisco, and VMware to help solve your IT challenges.
Our Managed IT Services feature a 24/7/365 monitoring service that detects IT problems before they occur. We then address those problems before they cause a problem.
Our monitoring service ensures that you have all the resources you need for procurement, deployment, maintenance, and IT support. It also ensures that your IT system is fully optimized to meet your organization’s daily demands.
Our Manage My Enterprise Infrastructure offering provides you with an enterprise architecture roadmap and hosting solution that gives you the information and hardware you need to extend your IT infrastructure without investing in additional on-site resources. This solution includes a full menu of services that help you manage and optimize key business requirements.
Acrodex Toronto and Managed IT Services
Acrodex Toronto is known for its in-depth IT expertise. Our IT solutions-based team will work closely with you to help meet all your IT challenges. They’ll pinpoint inefficiencies in your system and reduce your need for in-house IT staff. Here are some of the managed IT services the Toronto office provides:
- Manage end-user devices
- Manage print
- Network management
- Service management
- Unified communications
This office also offers a wide variety of consultation services that will help you determine your IT and businesses needs, deliver scalable solutions, and transition to the Cloud. Our knowledgeable, high skilled IT consultants will come right to your office of necessary to support your project or development needs. These consultants will also review your procurement, deployment, and maintenance processes to make sure you have all the resources necessary to transition your IT system seamlessly into the future.
Delivering Best-In-Class IT Technical Services
Acrodex prides itself on delivering award-winning IT support services that help you achieve results. We’re able to deliver this kind of service because of our company’s core values, leadership, and unique quality management system.
A company’s core values are its heart and soul. They’re what separates the leaders in an industry from the also-rans. At Acrodex, our core values include:
- Uncompromising integrity
- Commitment to excellence
- Passion for our customer’s success
- Corporate social responsibility
Meanwhile, our executive team averages more than 25 years of experience in the IT arena. This experience—which includes in-depth business and technical expertise—drives everything we do. It’s also available to clients when making strategic decisions.
Acrodex is one of only a handful of companies whose management system is ISO 9001: 2008 certified. This certification assures clients that our quality management system is designed to enhance customer satisfaction through the system’s effective application.
But our ISO certification isn’t the only one way we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing best-in-class service. There’s also our advanced technology certifications from companies like Cisco (CCIE, CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CISSP), Citrix (CCEA, CCA), HP server and storage (HP ASE), Microsoft (MCSE, MCSA, MCP, MCTS), and VMWare (VCP).
Then there are our strong partner alliances with some of the best-known names in information technology including IBM, Lenovo, NEC, Tandberg, and Toshiba. We work closely with these companies to ensure that you get the kind of service you need and demand from our company.
Acrodex also features Managed IT Services for larger enterprise, mid-level organizations, and small businesses throughout Canada, including Alberta, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
Planning to move to the Cloud? Contact us today. Our Managed IT Services program can provide more control over your data while enabling you to leverage Cloud technology.