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A Kaptec Cloud Strategy and Cloud Consulting Service helps you to accelerate your journey to the cloud. Our service manages the implementation with a key focus on reducing overall operational costs.

Our consultants work with you to assess the suitability of your applications and existing platforms, select the right choice, and define a cloud strategy that offers a solution plan for transformation and growth. Kaptec are experienced in deploying all types of cloud platforms, including hybrid clouds that give you flexibility during transformation and Cloud adoption. We look to drive cost savings, flexibility, security and compliance for business-critical technologies and applications. Pulling upon our own cloud solution components and those of our cloud partners, we will help you choose the best cloud technologies and map out a strategy for your business.

Two popular cloud service delivery models in today’s working environment are a unified communications cloud based service and Data as a Service. What us Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)?

Developing a cloud based infrastructure that allows for system integration requires understanding of the businesses current systems and development of a strategic plan that best fits the organisation. Kaptec have 20 years experience in delivering cloud based technology solutions and managing cloud based technology changes within medium to large organisations. Speaking to a Kaptec cloud consultant can help you to navigate the applications, service and technology that allows for the greatest efficiencies within your organisation. If you are considering the move you should take the time to assess the following six factors:

Consider these 6 critical factors before deciding if you are cloudy ready?

First, you should assess whether cloud services are right from a strategic and operational point of view for your business. You will then need to evaluate your current setup to understand the advantages of moving to the cloud, particularly in areas like:

Strategy

Does your IT demand vary all year round? Is the cost of IT affecting your business’s ability to grow?

Service Delivery

How important are efficiencies, security, reliability and flexibility to your business and the delivery of its service? How well would you rate management reporting in all of these areas?

Governance

How would you rate your operating model procedures? Have you agreed on data and application security policies and guidelines?

Organisational size and structure

How many users within the organisation? What is there geographical distribution?

Cost

Do you have cost transparency for existing applications and infrastructure? Do you provide users with cost allocation?

Migration

What is the number of IT staff for each business user? When did the business last invest in IT infrastructure? Does the business have any contractual commitments that may limit or constrain the migration?

Cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Previously organisations would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.
It is estimated that 80% of businesses will have moved to cloud by 2025 as cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits

Top 10 reasons we suggest the move is best for you and your organisation

Flexibility
Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing bandwidth demands. Ifyour needs increase it is a simple path to scale up your capacity, drawing on the
service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is baked into the service. This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors

Disaster recovery
This is a specialist feature that Kaptec offers its customers and an area we have
great experience in. Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster
recovery. Having the correct system in place can alert an organisation when a threat is imminent and take the steps needed to protect all the data and information on file.

Automatic software updates
A fantastic advantage of cloud computing is that the servers are off-premise.
Suppliers take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates – including security updates – so you do not have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself. Leaving you free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.

Capital-expenditure Free
Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. An organisation can pay as you
go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s suitable to your cash flow. Pair that with ease of setup and management and now you have a robust and well managed
system in place, also headache free when you are dealing with the right partner.

Increased collaboration
Flexibility in today’s changing landscape of business means that cloud computing
makes so much sense on so many levels. When your teams can access, edit and
share documents anytime, from anywhere, they are able to do more together, and do
it more efficiently. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make
updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.

Work from anywhere
Simply put, if you have an internet connection you can be at work, and you are not
restricted by which device you are working off.

Document control
The more you collaborate on documents, the greater the need for watertight
document control. Prior to the use of Cloud systems, workers had to send files back
and forth as email attachments to be worked on by one user at a time. And this is
how you end up with conflicting files. When you make the move to cloud computing,
all files are stored centrally, and everyone sees one version of the truth. Greater
visibility means improved collaboration, and this equals greater visibility and
efficiency.

Security
Lost assets such as laptops are a nightmare for any company. The nightmare
becomes greater when sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater
security as your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what
happens to your machine. And you can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops so
it does not get into the wrong hands.

Competitiveness
Moving to the cloud gives access to enterprise-class technology, for all employees. It allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors.

Environmentally friendly
When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit.
You only use the energy you need and you do not leave oversized carbon footprints.
It is a little green benefit we call all take heart from!

Kaptec's Cloud team will support you in:

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Readiness Assessment

Is your Business ready for Cloud adoption? Talk to our expert team to find out. We assess and document business and IT drivers and determine cloud readiness.

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Cloud Strategy Definition & Transformation Roadmap

Where do you see your Business and its future requirements? We define future state vision and cloud service models for migration to the cloud.

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Cloud Suitability of Assets

What’s right for you at this time? We determine which business and IT assets are most suited for cloud migration and identify cloud services to fit your Business.

WHAT IS UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS AS A SERVICE (UCAAS)

UCaaS is a cloud service delivery model that offers a variety of communication and collaboration applications and services, these services include omni-channel enterprise telephony including; voice, instant messaging, presence, and video that can be accessed via internet connectivity from any location across the globe.

If you are concerned about placing your complete telephony environment into the cloud we have a hybrid cloud solution. Kaptec are experts in providing cloud solution services in line with your business needs and growth plans, ensuring your company has a robust infrastructure in place to allow your customers, teams and users full access where and when they need it. A cloud service model will improve efficiency and productivity across the business.

The technology environment is rapidly changing so it is important that you consult with an experienced IT provider who can guide you through the various technologies in order to find the right mix for you and the future growth of your business.

When you talk to a Kaptec UCaaS Consultant we take the time to understand your business and the expectations and needs around the existing and future requirements of the business. Utilising Cloud technologies within your organisation facilitates on demand flexibility and scalability. We also consider factors such as your ongoing IT management and in-house expertise.

Our Cloud services are ultra secure with in-house monitored data centres 24/7/365.

IT problem resolution if not managed can take over from the core business itself, it is our job to safegaurd you, your team, your customers and your business from any potential system failures. Engaging a managed IT service provider can ensure the business continuity and a superior service delivery for your customers.

As we move closer and closer towards an automated working environment, local and international businesses need technology to run efficiently, to ensure business continuity in the marketplace. We offer technical support, regular maintenance on systems, security and back-ups reducing the risk of system outages that can damage your business. Any loss of productivity can impact directly on customer satisfaction and the bottom line, keeping your systems in full health allows you to focus on your business, it’s growth and sustainability.

At Kaptec we leverage the power of automation to consistently deliver an efficient service for our clients. Our service model is robust with clear service agreements from the outset, ensuring ease of day to day financial management for our clients.

We are a global service provider so in the event you have an IT failure or breakdown our experienced team are on hand 24/7/365, remote monitoring and delivering problem resolutions for our clients.

We partner with your organisation to ensure you get maximum impact from your technology and IT infrastructure.

Let us help you choose the blend that’s right for your business.

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WHAT IS DaaS?

Data as a service (DaaS) is a cloud computing offering in which a third party hosts the back end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment. 

There are many benefits to implementing DaaS as part of your IT infrastructure these include energy efficiencies, increased security and improved business continuity, it reduces your overall IT costs, and increased flexibility where you can move office or scale your business to any size with reduced effort or investment in IT. 

The Virtual Cloud Desktop looks and feels the same as your normal desktop, this ease of use allows your team to work efficiently across the globe and across all time zones. The desktop is accessed from our global data-centres and can include all business applications Including: Microsoft office 365, Google Apps, Telephony & Contact Centre and CRM systems. The Systems can be customised to include machine learning tools which focus on specific performance indicators. 

Instead of the desktop being stored on the hard disk of the computer, the data is processed in one of our highly secure data centres, backed up and available anytime, anyplace or anywhere. 

As busy Financial Directors and Financial managers know, “the devil is in the detail” when it comes to finding cost efficiencies within an organisation. The Data as a Service model provides managers with the data science required to make informed and cost effective decisions. The data is tracked in real time improving the data quality and integrity. 

DaaS has become a very popular solution with growth or large organisations as the service can be adapted for scale and is inherently suitable for modern working environments where workers work remotely. The pricing models are efficient, affordable and tailor made for clients. 

Call Kaptec now to speak to a Daas specialists who can talk you through your business needs and offer efficient and affordable solutions tailor made for you.​

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