On-site equipment is not a flexible investment. If you find yourself in need of more powerful IT infrastructure, you’ll have to get additional hardware, which requires a hefty upfront investment and also never-ending maintenance and electricity expenses. And when business slows back down, you won’t even have a use for your shiny new server.
Hosted solutions will adjust to fit your ever-changing needs. You can scale service up with just the click of a mouse, and you can scale back down to save money should business ever taper off.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire regularly see snowstorms that wipe out power. A powerful nor’easter hit the region in January 2015, burying much of the two states under 2 – 3 feet of snow. Streets flooded with seawater and ice. Many businesses went down for months. Cloud-based backup protects you from losing everything when your original files and your on-site backups go down together.
You’ve heard of Dropbox. But name recognition doesn’t make Dropbox your best option for cloud-based storage. For one, Dropbox doesn’t have many service options, so you’ll end up paying for more space than you need. CEN Associates will collaborate with you to work out a service plan customized to fit your exact needs and make the smallest dent possible in your IT budget.
There are also security concerns to consider with Dropbox. The well-known brand name attracts a lot of attacks, and their encryption protocols are notoriously weak. CEN Associates knows how to prevent your off-site data from being accessed by unauthorized users.
Running a business can get hectic, but don’t forget to set aside some time to plan for the future. Our expert consultants are able to accurately project what kind of tech upgrades you’ll eventually need, when you’ll need those upgrades, and how much of your budget you should expect to dedicate toward IT to accommodate future growth.
The CEN staff is one of the most knowledgeable service staff we have encountered, are solution oriented and they always find the most economical solutions to resolving our issues. Most important they are most timely in the resolution of our problems. We would certainly recommend their services to any company.”
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