Whether you are a small business or a multi-location cooperation, managed IT services can help your business optimize its processes, secure your information, and allow you to focus your efforts on what matters most- growing your business. Here, at Quarterhorse, we work our clients on their unique IT needs. Our main priority is to find solutions that best fit each individual business. Our solutions are created to: Fortify the... Read More
The cloud helps many organizations expand their territories beyond simply the physical workplace. Employees can now access data and applications on any connected device. Your office can benefit considerably from cloud-based resources, with email in particular being a standout solution for the cloud. If you’ve never used a cloud-based email solution before, it can seem a little intimidating. We’ll help you make the jump as easily as possible. Here are four topics to consider when implementing your own cloud-based email solution. How is Your Email Going to Be Hosted? Depending on your business and its priorities, you’ll have a choice to make right from the get-go. Do you want to host your email on an in-house cloud server, or would you rather have someone else manage and maintain an off-site server? The choice is yours, but Quarterhorse Technology Inc. can help in either situation. Consider Archiving and Backing Up You’ll want to prioritize taking backups of your business’ email correspondence. After all, you never know when it will be needed. Furthermore, when you’re sure you no longer need your stored emails, you want the option to archive them away for future use, just in case. This should be a routine maintenance procedure, not something that is done every so often without any real governance. Keep Security in Mind Storing anything online these days comes with a gamble. While it’s true that there are many security threats to deal with on the Internet, the proper security solutions will be enough to keep your organization’s email as secure as possible. The standard enterprise-level Unified Threat Management solution can provide a firewall, antivirus, and even encryption to keep your email databases as secure as possible. Take the Devices Into Account Which devices are you using to access your cloud-based email? You should consider solutions that have user-friendly mobile applications so your employees can take their email with them on the go. Of course, this also asks them to subscribe to your organization’s Bring Your Own Device policy, which can be a whole other monster in itself. To learn more about how to effectively move your business’ email to the cloud, reach out to Quarterhorse Technology Inc. at (646) 722-6500.
- Written by Ken Fletcher
- Published: 26 Oct 2018