Setting up a small office with an internet connection can be straight forward but what happens when your business starts to grow? Additional users, business locations and constant updates can make managing your business IT network a real headache.
You’ve got you and a few employees set up on the same network and connected to the internet. You’re able to share your files across the office and make manual updates to each PC as and when they’re needed.
But now your business is starting to grow and not only do you need to add more users to your network; you may also need to give your remote clients access to the system, or your employees may need to work remotely and suddenly those few updates are turning into 30 PC’s having to be updated weekly!
With MyQuickCloud it’s easy. All of your data and applications live on one computer, we call that computer the host. Everyone then uses MyQuickCloud (no matter where they are) to log onto that computer simultaneously and work from that same computer.
You all access the same data from the same location making it easy to collaborate and update information without having to copy or send it elsewhere. If you need to update your applications you only have to do it once on the host (and you can do that from anywhere). If anyone has an issue, you can log on to your host remotely to resolve the issue.
As new or remote users join your business, you simply add them as MyQuickCloud users and they can work alongside everyone else!
Lots of businesses start out with all of their computers on the same network. In the video we go through the drawbacks of this as a set up and describe how MyQuickCloud can help.
In the video we use Jack’s PC as the host, instead of using a PC that someone else is using, you could use a dedicated PC, server or one of our managed cloud servers.
The questions to ask yourself are: how many users are going to simultaneously access the computer with the necessary programs installed on it? Do you have a computer that can handle that many people working on it? And do you have someone in the office who can take regular back ups and look after that machine if anything goes wrong?
If you are working across multiple locations with lots of users, these requirements can demand a significant investment. With a Managed Cloud Server all of those worries are taken away. We set it up, back it up, maintain it, update it and make sure it’s always available to your team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If however, you already have a PC or server big enough for what you need it for then go with on-premise!