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The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been around for a while now and is trusted by many companies worldwide. However, despite the data pointing to the numerous benefits of utilizing cloud computing, many still decide to operate without its capabilities. At MSEDP, we help businesses both big and small operate using the cloud. Enjoy all of the benefits of this service and rest assured knowing you are in safe hands. MSEDP is located on Long Island and hosts many businesses in New York. But we also work with many companies across the United States.

So if you are interested in gaining access to our cloud services, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about this particular service. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation and go over all of the numerous benefits of our cloud computing services. You can also read on for more on the wonderful benefits of using the cloud for your website!

What Exactly is Cloud Computing?

If you asked people 20 years ago what cloud computing was you’d get a fairly muted and/or confused response. However, it has gained popularity over time and is now commonplace. But what does it mean, exactly? Well, in its simplest terms, it is the storage of data at an offsite location. There has been an exponential increase in the use of data use over the years, so it is becoming more and more difficult to keep all vital information, programs, and systems up and running on in-house computer servers. The solution to this problem is, you guessed it, cloud computing!

Cloud ComputingCloud computing operates on similar principles as web-based email clients, since it allows users to access all of the features and files of the system all without having to keep all that data on their own computers. And you are likely using cloud-based services without even noticing it. Applications such as Gmail, Google Drive, Facebook and Instagram are all cloud-based. So on a personal level, the cloud is great. But it is even more valuable for businesses, since they can access large amounts of data over a secure, online network connection using the cloud.

As an example, employees can access customer information via cloud-based software and do so from the comfort of their smartphone or tablet at home. Or access it while traveling. And then turn around and quickly share any information with other authorized parties at the click of a finger.

However, not everybody is on-board yet with the cloud. Many still remain hesitant to jump on board. So if that’s you or someone you know, here are a few benefits of using cloud computing services for your business.

Cost Savings

This is routinely the number one consideration of any business. Of course it is important to weigh the price tag of any endeavor. However, when switching to a cloud-based system it is important to consider more than just the initial price. There needs to be a consideration of the return of investment. Once on the cloud, it is much easier to gain access to your company’s data, which will save you both time and money down the line. And when you choose MSEDP’s cloud services, you’ll only pay for the space you need. There are tiers of storage, so you will only be paying for what you use and nothing more. We want to make this as simple and affordable as possible.

Security

Phishing ScamsThere is always a fear when placing your trust, and important information, elsewhere. Especially when that place is off-site. So it goes without saying that many businesses have security concerns when it comes to adopting a cloud-computing solution. The biggest concern we hear is that if you can remotely access your data, what is stopping a cybercriminal from doing the same?

A valid concern, but there are a lot of safety measures in place to protect cloud-based data. It is our full-time job to carefully monitor security, which is more than you can say about most in-house storage. We use some of the best software on the market to make sure all of the data in our cloud servers are safe and secure. And God forbid there is an issue, our backup and data recovery system is set in place to effectively neutralize the issue. So you can rest assured that your information is in safe hands when you turn to MSEDP’s cloud-based servers.

Flexibility

Every business only has a finite amount of time to focus between all of its responsibilities. So placing your trust in another company to handle your IT issues may be scary, but it also allows you the flexibility to focus on your business and help it grow. While the excellent IT team at MSEDP handles your data and storage.

So you have more flexibility overall when compared to hosting on a local server. And, if you need extra bandwidth, our cloud-based service can meet that demand instantly. This is typically not the case when locally storing data. If you need an upgrade, you likely need a larger server to hold that space. Which is added time and money. When you turn to MSEDP, you will have an improved freedom and flexibility that can make a significant difference to the efficiency of your business.

Sustainability

And last, but not least, is the overall sustainability of cloud servers. We are talking about sustainability within the environment. Companies need to do more to help keep the earth safe and find real sustainability solutions. A recycling bin in the break room is not enough. Hosting on the cloud is more environmentally friendly and results in less of a carbon footprint. So it is a more actionable solution to the environmental issues plaguing the world.

On the whole, cloud infrastructures support environmental pro-activity. This is due to the fact that it powers virtual services rather than physical products and hardware, which cuts down on paper waste and improves energy efficiency. The amount of paper offices still use in 2020 is alarming, but utilizing the cloud is a great way to limit the use of that resource.

And since cloud computing allows employees access from anywhere with an internet connection, it can reduce commuter-related emissions. Air pollution is a major issue not only in the United States, but around the world. So having people travel less means a healthier earth. In the end, cloud computing is not only safe and can save you money, it is a simple and easy way to help keep the environment safe!

MSEDP Offers Affordable IT Services For All Websites We Host

Having an IT team at your disposal that you can trust is a valuable tool to have. When you choose the IT services at MSEDP, you will be getting the best services for your money. Every business, small or big, needs an effective IT department at their side. There are many important benefits of having an IT team you can trust. Below, we will go over a few of the more notable ones. For more information about any of our IT services, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding all that we offer. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation and go over all of the benefits of having MSEDP’s IT services at your disposal!

Day to Day Management

It is important in today’s business landscape to get the most from your IT budget. When you turn to MSEDP, you’ll get system monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting with our all-inclusive managed services packages. We use remote technology to monitor the health of your computers and network around the clock. Our IT team will perform system updates when needed, offer virus prevention and removal, check data backups, and handle all essential maintenance and troubleshooting. All of that without interrupting your typical workday with a support visit.

However, we do offer free on-site support hours if an issue arises. Also included are priority response times and discounted rates for installations and projects (depending on the monthly package you choose).

Quick Fixes to Technical Problems

Any type of software can give you annoying technical glitches. So having an effective IT support team allows you to become more effective in your job. You don’t need to waste time trying to figure it out on your own. Our IT team offers quick fixes and services to these types of issues. So valuable hours from your workday are saved and you are a more productive worker. You handle your business. Let MSEDP’s IT services handle your website!

Safety From Viruses

One of the main functions of any IT department is to help keep your website safe from viruses and other online threats. Here, the role of any IT department is to complete a combination of standard antivirus management in order to protect your devices. Due to this, you get to save your time, money, and other resources.

When you choose MSEDP, all of your data is protected by end-to-end encryption locally, in transit, and in the cloud. We partner with Datto Inc to provide affordable cybersecurity services and to keep your website safe. Datto Inc. has a great reputation for its ability to detect ransomware and other illicit software that could hurt your systems. And to make sure everything is kept secure, we use two-factor authentication so only certain individuals have data access.

24/7 Monitoring

MSEDP offers our clients cutting-edge software. This means we get alerted when systems are acting up or are down, even if its 2 am. Having around-the-clock monitoring allows us to be proactive rather than reactive to ensure that you are running optimally during business hours.

This sort of monitoring is especially true for businesses serving online customers who require monitoring at all stages in order to ensure efficiency and safety for their customers. In the case a business’ network goes down for a few hours, there will be huge financial losses due to reduced sales. However, by having a trusted IT team, those risks go out the window.

Effective Management of Data

For any business, data storage and management are of utmost significance. A sound IT department makes sure the management of your business’ data is seamless. With comprehensive IT support, businesses do not have to suffer from the problems of lost files, virus infection, accidental deletion, and so on. MSEDP stays on top of all these issues so you don't have to!

The Security of Information

It goes without saying that businesses possess sensitive and crucial information. This information includes salary, financial, and HR details. So, having trusted IT services also means keeping confidential information safe from hacking and other malicious attempts, like phishing scams. IT departments are responsible for getting these elements rightly monitored and policed. On top of that, an IT department also makes sure to prioritize data leakage and that staff members do not divulge your company’s sensitive data to the outside world.

June is winding down, which means so is National Internet Safety Month, but we wanted to still raise awareness about another pressing issue that many businesses deal with on a regular basis: phishing scams. Phishing is a form of fraud when a cyber-criminal acts like a real person or a business in order to acquire your sensitive and/or confidential information. This information includes, but not limited to, usernames, passwords, credit card information, and network credentials.

So, you think you're on top of it and this can never happen to you? Well, think again. Internet scammers use sophisticated techniques when they “fish” for your information. Many attacks happen primarily by email. However, they can come in many different forms, including social media, pop-up ads, “vishing” (phishing by phone), “smishing” (phishing by text message), and “pharming” (phishing by directing to fake websites). So it is important to always be aware of a potential scam. One tiny slip and wrong click and you can be compromised. It happens to the best of us.

If you believe you have been compromised, or fear you may be in the future, then please contact MSEDP today. We have years of experience helping web clients deal with phishing scams and other cybersecurity issues. We offer excellent protection and security from phishing scams and other malware against your website and computers. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today! The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation and go over any issues you are having.

Some Tips To Protect Yourself

Here are some general tips to help keep you safe from any possible phishing scams:

  • For the most part, if you receive a suspicious email from a financial institution or online retailer, do nothing. Do not reply to the email, or click on any of the links. Do not give any personal details to the sender. Always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to potential phishing scams.
  • Unless you are 100% certain of a person’s authority and identity, do not provide any personal information.
  • Sometimes these scams ask you to reconfirm your billing information. They come with little to no notice. And if you don't reconfirm, there is the warning that your account will be shut down. Do not reply or click on any link in the email. Instead, you should reach out to the company cited in the email using a telephone number or website address that you know you can trust, most likely off their actual website.
  • Do your best to avoid emailing any personal and financial information in general. Look for the “lock” icon on your browser’s status bar before submitting any financial information through a website. That lock icon is your guarantee that your information will be sent safely and securely.
  • When you receive a billing statement, review it as soon as possible.
  • Check to see if there is an unauthorized charge on it. Also, if your statement is simply late by a few days, check with the bank or credit card company to confirm your billing address and other information. You may have had your information already stolen.
  • It is good practice to be suspicious of any unsolicited phone calls or email messages from individuals asking about employees or other internal information. Always attempt to verify his or her identity directly with the company. And do not divulge any information unless you are certain of the person's credibility.
  • Pay attention to the URL of a website. Many malicious websites look identical to a legitimate one, but the URL may have spelling differences or a different domain (.com versus .net).
  • Never click on hyperlinks within emails. Instead, copy and paste them into the browser. Often with phishing scams, the scammers mask the true URL in the email text.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of work offices around the country. Many jobs have moved to the home. At least the ones that can. However, the stay-at-home orders will slowly come to an end and social distancing measures will be implemented. This will be a tricky situation for many companies. How many people do you allow back in the office? Is anybody staying at home? What about the breakroom and meetings? These are decisions every company is going to have to make. Including right here at MSEDP.

Our IT Services Can Help You Continue To Work From Home

Twitter has recently come out and stated that some of their employees will be working remotely on a permanent basis moving forward. A Twitter spokesperson recently said the following, "We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere. The past few months have proven we can make that work."

Not every company is Twitter and we get that, but this time of working remotely can be used as a positive. Companies can evaluate who needs to work in the office when they slowly reopen and who can remain at home. Either for an extended amount of time or, like Twitter, on a more permanent basis. There are benefits to having fewer people in the office, such as less commuter traffic. And with fewer people in the office, there is less of a likelihood of any sort of sickness being passed around. Not just COVID-19. So everyone in the office can work in a healthier environment.

This only works, though, if you have the proper tools at hand. MSEDP will help you do just that. We help businesses across the country with their tech issues. And we can handle all aspects of running a website. So you can concentrate on other aspects. As part of our efforts, we can help you permanently set up employees to work remotely. We can provide you with all of the proper equipment to set up a complete remote workstation. Our techs will also give you advice on how to best manage your remote workstation. And if you have any issues, you can always reach out to us.

Call MSEDP For Help With IT Services

So if you need help managing the changing landscape, please contact MSEDP today. We can help you with any tech or web issues you may have. And we can provide you with the tools to succeed. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with all of the necessary details to get the job done right.

It is important that you get the most out of your IT budget. When you choose MSEDP’s managed IT services you will be getting the most for your money! Our all-inclusive managed services packages are designed to provide system monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting like a full-time IT staff, but at a fraction of the cost. So please, give us a call today for more information. Learn about all the benefits our IT services can provide! The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. In this call, we will go over all of the various price points for the packages and how they benefit your website and business.

The Best Managed IT Services For Your Money

With a managed service package from MSEDP, we’ll use remote technology to monitor the health of your computers and network around the clock. So you can breathe easy at night knowing you’re in safe hands! We’ll perform system updates, virus prevention, and removal, data backup checks, essential maintenance, and troubleshooting. All of this is done without interrupting your workday with a support visit. However, you can get free on-site support hours, priority response times, and discounted rates for installations and projects depending on the monthly package you choose. We will come to you to help, within reason of course. MSEDP offers its managed IT services out of its Deer Park location, which is on Long Island, New York. So figure reasonable driving distances apply. Select from our bronze, silver or gold managed services packages.

Unlimited Helpdesk Support

When you choose MSEDP, you get our FREE Unlimited Helpdesk Support. This service comes with any of our managed services packages. This affords you the opportunity to call us any time you have an issue with a covered device. And you will not get charged extra. Outlook not opening? Internet slow? Screen upside down? Forgot your password? All of this is covered when you select one of our managed IT service packages. Call as many times as you want for one low price each month. We have bronze, silver and gold packages depending on your allotted budget and needs.

24/7 Monitoring

MSEDP offers cutting-edge software as part of our managed IT services. We get alerted when systems are acting up or are down. Even if it is two in the morning. This 24/7 monitoring allows us to be proactive rather than reactive. And, most importantly, it ensures that you are running optimally during business hours. So no matter what time of day it is, our monitoring services will be able to catch it.

Call For A No-Obligation Consultation

MSEDP has years of experience offering affordable managed IT services that you can trust. We are located on Long Island, New York, but our managed IT services are available for clients nationwide. So please, do not hesitate to reach out and learn more about our capabilities. For more information, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our services. The number for our office is (631) 761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with our pricing options. We look forward to helping you however you need it!

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