Outsourced IT Services give you the ability to offload specific IT functions to a managed service provider. A Managed Service Provider can play a key role in the success and continuity of your business. Information technology today is crucial and simply ubiquitous. A business could not possibly survive or live up to its greatest potential without some degree of technology; whether it be company smart phones, computers, networks, websites, business specific applications, backups of company data, etc. A managed service provider usually assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and upgrading your company’s IT systems on your behalf. This gives businesses Read more
The concept of having a third party assist a company with day to day task around Information Technology is not a new process. It’s steadily growing and becoming the norm.  Companies are slowing moving away from the traditional in-house IT department to a more outsourced IT approach. There are numerous advantages to this as well as the not so obvious disadvantages.  The biggest and popular reason to outsource your IT is to cut cost, there is big saving advantages by eliminating a dedicated staff to work and maintain your IT environment. This alone should not be the sole reason as Read more
All businesses are looking for ways to reduce cost and increase profit but that does not eliminate the need for practices that will improve and grow your business. There are few people who have the expertise to manage IT environments and because of that a certain percentage of budgets should be allocated to IT infrastructure and maintenance. This is where Outsourced IT Services benefit small and medium businesses. Below are some of the main reasons companies are turning to Outsourced IT Support to help manage their IT environment and reduce cost. Competitive Prices In most cases when you want to Read more
Office 2016 is packed with new features designed to improve productivity and collaboration that help support growing businesses. In this article I am going to talk about Office 2016 and what is so exciting about it. Word 2016 co-editing with chat: Office 2016 adds this ability to Word and integrates Skype video chats. Works with Macs: Office 2016 works with Windows 7, 8 and 10, and is available for Mac for Office 365 users. All in cloud: Microsoft continues to promote Office 365 as a more complete set of Microsoft products than non-cloud Office 2016. Storing documents in the cloud Read more
Email communication is absolutely crucial to any organization. Without email it would be very difficult for a business to function. Exchange Online with Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud based email service that has many benefits. If you are an organization who already has a hosted Exchange environment and are looking to migrate over to Exchange Online there are a few migration options to choose from, each having their own requirements and benefits over the other. There are three types of email migrations that are possible from a Hosted Exchange Server: Cutover Migration: A cutover migration is a solution that migrates Read more
Maybe you believe your business has no need for a disaster recovery plan. In this article, I am going to talk about the benefits of a Disaster Recovery Plan and utilizing Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS) that can change your mind. Here are a few reasons you should consider implementing a disaster recovery plan that you may not have considered. Data Asset Inventory Key Management: When it comes to backup and recovery you need to understand the equipment inventory and have it documented. This helps to identify all the equipment in your environment. So if there is a small Read more
Windows Server Core has a stripped down interface unlike the other versions which have a GUI. Server Core loads only roles and features needed to run your critical Microsoft services such as Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Hyper-V and File Services. Other applications like internet explorer, start Menu, and Windows Defender are not installed in this version of the OS. Server Core installation requires less RAM, gets fewer updates and is easier to manage. There is a lot of benefits especially if you are running it in a virtualized environment, this can help out greatly and has increased stability. Since Server Read more
System Architects’ Managed IT Service is part of a comprehensive outsourced IT support model that provide clients with remote and onsite support at a low cost, hourly rate. Clients benefit from the flexibility of the service with the ability to access resources for projects and moves when they arise. Clients also benefit from SA’s key partnerships with all major IT vendors and distributors. Finding the right products and services help clients save time and money and allows them to focus on their business goals. Proactive & Preventative IT Maintenance Even though managed IT service comprises of reactive, proactive and strategic Read more
System Architects’ Outsourced IT Support provides a blended support structure that provide businesses with a better, cost effective approach for managing their IT environment. System Architects’ clients benefit from this support structure and the associated services that are customized to fit any small or midsize business needs. Outsourced IT Support has many facets, from providing your staff with help desk support and monitoring and managing your company’s IT infrastructure to assisting, recommending and procuring hardware and software products and services that best suits your company’s requirements. Every client has its own individual IT environment, which should be based on their Read more
There are many reasons why Cloud Hosting has become so very popular. With increased capabilities in hardware performance, higher data transmission speeds, cheaper storage, smaller devices and environmental ramifications are just some of the reasons cloud solutions are trending. For everyday personal and some business use public cloud storage is a great option for users. It is typically cheap, accessible from anywhere and compatible with more and more devices. There are downsides to using a public cloud solution: Lower Security and Privacy Sarbanes Oxley, PCI and HIPAA compliance is not possible with a shared public infrastructure. Security and privacy are Read more