Like it or not, the “cloud” is taking over. And for good reason. As technology changes at a rapid pace, we all benefit from massive improvements. Some of these improvements include improved productivity with access to “systems” that enable us to work more efficiently, whenever and wherever we are. Others provide capabilities that can scale up or down based on our specific needs. And how about a cost structure that makes it affordable where you essentially pay as you go on a monthly basis.
I realize it can be overwhelming at times. And the point is not to add complexity, or sign up for a service that you don’t really need just ’cause it’s cool and cheap. We don’t have time for that. But to rethink how we operate to discover an easier, more efficient and cost effective way to get it done seems to make sense. Doesn’t it?
Your IDeACOM Network believes this to be true and is one of the reasons we have aligned ourselves with some of the leading cloud-based companies.
If you stop and think about it, we all tap into the cloud in so many ways in our personal and professional lives. And unless you’re planning to move to a desert island, the utilization of cloud-based services is only going to increase. This includes software as a service (SaaS), hardware as a service (HaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and the list goes on.
Consider some of the more common services like Google, Amazon, Dropbox, Evernote, Office 365, SalesForce. Or more personal app’s like iTunes, Pandora, Starbucks, Groupon and Uber. And all the social media sites including LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. How many app’s do you have on your smartphone? I think you get the point…
In my world, we help clients with voice & data solutions. So that’s where a lot of my focus is. And I am happy to report that we can offer some incredible cloud-based voice & data services from some world-class providers. It’s one of the inherent benefits of being part of The IDeACOM Network where membership has its privileges.
For example, there are 2 specific IDeACOM “vendor-partners” that I’ve talked about many times and continue to promote because they are very good at what they do. They’re easy to do business with and their stuff works. It’s that simple. Oh, and they’re loyal supporters of IDeACOM and dedicated to helping our clients. They go the extra mile.
Who are they? Intermedia and Zultys.
Intermedia is the world’s largest single provider for cloud IT services and business applications. Their Office in the Cloud™ solution delivers over 20 secure cloud-based services. Starting with email including Hosted Exchange, file sync & share, online backup, productivity solutions powered by Office 365, collaboration & conferencing services, and voice services including hosted VoIP and SIP trunks.
Zultys is a global provider of advanced voice over IP for business. Their award-winning cloud and premise-based VoIP solutions are known for reliability, scaleability and functionality. Although there are many VoIP providers, what differentiates Zultys from just about everyone else is how easy and functional their applications are to use. Zultys continues to have one of the most useful and well-designed unifed communication systems on the market. Including their powerful MXIE desktop package that integrates voice, chat, video, voice mail, fax, mobile, conferencing, and Outlook at your fingertips (or click of a mouse).
If you want to learn more about the expanding voice & data cloud and how to leverage it best for your organization, contact your IDeACOM representative to schedule a brief meeting or conversation. And ask about our “test drive” program where you can try before you buy.