Certain business applications are market-leaders for a reason. Applications like QuickBooks and Microsoft Exchange provide tools to help businesses run that less expensive or free programs just can’t.
But many small businesses struggle with the choice between the software they want and the price of licensing and hosting that application themselves. It’s a catch-22 of needing advanced software to run their business effectively, but the cost being a drain on their budget.
What if there was a way to get the software tools you need but without the high costs?
That’s where Off-site Hosted IT Solutions comes in! Technology Visionaries provides a service that gives you the power to take advantage of high-end applications for your business at a much lower cost, because we host them for you.
Hosted IT solutions allow you to use the software you want without making compromises and going with a lesser IT tool just because of the cost.
Interested in learning more? Read on to learn how it works and how your business can benefit.
How Do Off-Site Hosted IT Solutions Work?
When you work with applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, the benefits include handling your email system securely, preventing spam, and the safe archiving of all emails. But if you’re hosting it yourself you’ve got the following costs for it to work correctly:
- Purchase of a server to run the software (Ranges between $3,000-$5,000)
- License the server software (Ranges between $501-$6,155)
- Ongoing maintenance and upkeep for the server (Varies, can range between $600-$2,8000/year
That’s a big upfront cost for any company. Our Off-site IT Hosted take care of the hosting, licensing, and maintenance for you, which gives you the ability to use a variety of business empowering applications at a much lower cost.
With hosted solutions, Technology Visionaries manages your applications and the hardware infrastructure required to run them, taking care of connectivity, repairs, updates, and maintenance so you and your staff can work unencumbered and without worrying about IT issues.
What Types of Software Platforms Can Be Hosted Off-Site?
We can host just about any type of software application offsite, including but not limited to:
- Microsoft Exchange
- Microsoft SharePoint
- SAP Business One
- Custom Applications tailor-made for your business
The Benefits of IT Hosted Solutions for You & Your Company
No matter what size business you have, the technology you use can either make it run better or hold you back. Technology infrastructure, including the applications you use to get work done on a daily basis, have a huge impact on your bottom line.
Technology is a secret to small business growth. (Salesforce)
Successful businesses have software that helps them automate processes, getting more done in less time which allows them to bring more money in the door while keeping costs at a minimum.
Here are a few of the benefits of using an Off-site Hosted IT Solution.
Savings on Hardware and Support Costs
Once you purchase a server, you not only have the upfront hardware cost, you have to have someone manage it and know how to properly apply updates, patches, and troubleshoot when something goes wrong.
That ongoing server support takes more than just that one employee that’s good with computers, it takes expertise specifically with business servers.
A hosted IT solution with Technology Visionaries, doesn’t only save you the cost of a server, but all that ongoing tech support and administration costs as well, because we do all of that for you!
Using an off-site server solution means you don’t have to dedicate an area in your office for a server room, freeing up more space to use for your business operations.
Servers also need to be kept in a cool space, with optimum temperature being between 68F and 71F for a server room. That’s a drain on your budget over time through higher A/C costs when you consider the 24/7 temperature control needed for a server.
Your Business Keeps Running Even if Power’s Out
When you have an onsite server at your office that hosts your business applications, a power outage or natural disaster can take your whole company offline for several hours or days.
By using an off-site hosted server solution, your company can stay up and running even if your physical office is without power or has had damage from a fire or flood. All you need is an internet connection and computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can connect to your software and data from anywhere and keep customers handled and sales going.
If you’re running your own server at your office, one hack and you could be the victim of a data breach that could impact any device connected to that server. Security controls need administration and constant monitoring, something that can be a drain on your staff resources.
Using a hosted IT solution means you don’t have to stay up at night worrying about your network security. Technology Visionaries keeps all hosted server solutions updated with the latest in security protection and is constantly monitoring for any threats, so we can block them proactively.
Learn More About our Affordable Off-Site Hosted IT Solutions
You shouldn’t have to choose between having the right software and the cost of hosting it yourself. You can have the best of both worlds by signing up for an Off-Site Hosted IT Solution.
Give Technology Visionaries a call at 732-587-5960 or contact us to get started today!