Curious how cloud computing can upgrade your existing communications systems, security devices and workflows? Then let us at Taylored be your hosts — in more ways than one! At the next Lunch and Learn, Taylored’s regular technology education series, we’ll be discussing the ways you can move existing systems and even equipment up to the cloud — and leave the maintenance to us.

Hosted Servers: Cloud-based Solutions for Powerful Computing

You’ve heard of a little thing called the cloud? A hosted server is exactly that: remote server access using hardware housed in an offsite data center. At our June Lunch and Learn, we’ll be talking about some of the advantages of this solution, including how hosted resources offer scalability. Using cloud computing, it’s easy to add additional servers or additional space.

Offsite resources also improve the stability of your site. Maintenance falls to your provider, allowing for more predictable IT spending. Meanwhile, your technical staff can focus on what they were hired to do: adding value to your business. And with automatic backups, upgrades and other features, the power of the cloud is certainly reflected in your business processes.

Of course, hosted servers aren’t a good fit for every workflow. At June’s session, we’ll cover the type of data that works well in the cloud, and what would be better handled with an on-premise server or hybrid cloud.

Hosted VoIP for Hardware-free Communications Systems

At this point, VoIP isn’t just about phones; with unified communications solutions, you can manage instant messaging, call recording and call logs, web conferencing and advanced call management, all through the same desktop client. In the long run, that saves a lot of confusion and redundant work for employees.

Previously, these benefits were only available through an on-premise VoIP system, where all hardware was housed onsite. However, this option isn’t always the most cost effective or sensible for a small business, giving enterprise organizations a significant technological edge. In June, we’ll talk about how hosted VoIP levels the playing field, offering the benefits of on-premise VoIP systems and unified communications without dedicated on-site hardware. We’ll discuss how hosted makes that possible — and how these benefits can streamline your business communication systems.

Hosted Security Solutions for Painless On-site Safety Controls and Surveillance

Precision surveillance and smarter access controls offer employees, clients and visitors the security they need to come and go in your brick-and-mortar locations. They also give your business the professional presence it needs to succeed. However, top-tier surveillance controls often come with high computing demands. To ensure that you can access relevant footage when you need it, it’s necessary to hold onto large video files for months or even years at a time. And that certainly eats into your storage capacity.

This is where cloud-hosted surveillance systems really shine. The same scalability that gives cloud servers their edge is also reflected in cloud-based surveillance systems. Storing surveillance footage in the cloud allows you to scale your storage up and down as your security needs and budget change.

Meanwhile, hosted access gives you the flexibility and real-time controls you need to manage facilities quickly and conveniently. Permissions and users can be managed through the cloud, giving you powerful control over who’s allowed where.

Hosted Applications and Software: Modernizing Your Operational Workflow

The cloud may not be the right avenue for every workload, but it’s certainly an effective technique to ease the burden of communication between teams while allowing for automatic backups and application upgrades. At June’s session, we’ll be discussing the advantages — and drawbacks — of using the cloud, and talking about which kinds of workflows make the safest bet for the cloud.

Of course, all work and no play would make our Lunch and Learn a pretty dull seminar indeed, so we’re taking it outside with a cookout and picnic including hot dogs, hamburgers and more. This month, we’re celebrating the spirit of America’s favorite pastime, so be sure to root, root, root for your home team! Come dressed in your favorite baseball team apparel, and you’ll be entered in a raffle for the chance to win some hall-of-fame-worthy prizes. So start practicing your wave, and get ready to learn about how hosted technology can hit a home run for your business!

June 2018 Lunch and Learn: All Things Hosted!

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

(11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Where: Taylored Systems

14701 Cumberland Road, Ste. 100

Noblesville, IN 46060

Visit our Lunch and Learn page for more information and to register for the seminar. See you there!