Cloud services

Dorchester IT has migrated hundreds of businesses to the cloud, and there are many good reasons to do this.

However, the cloud is not the panacea many businesses think it is.

Cloud environments still need maintenance, backups and security protocols.

And even in cloud land, there are many business cases where the best solution is a marriage of cloud and on-site servers.

The key to success is designing the IT infrastructure that best suits your business needs. This is where our business cloud services and solutions come in.

We work with you to determine your business needs first. We identify the benefits and costs, including the impact on your people and business.

Then we develop the cloud solution that best serves your business.

Cloud maintenance

Many businesses come to us after they have migrated to the cloud but are frustrated that it is not the promised land.

The following issues need constant vigilance.

  • Updates

    The cloud can get out of date. All technology environments are fast-changing – the cloud is not a set-and-forget system.

  • Backups

    You can still lose critical business information. It should be backed-up in a separate environment and have strong user access protocols.

  • Storage

    It is easy for data storage costs to blow out but hard to work out why. This needs regular root cause analysis to keep these costs under control.

  • Security

    The shared responsibility model that the likes of Amazon, Azure and Google use is technical and difficult to understand. There is often a big gap between what they accept responsibility for and your full exposure.

  • Applications

    Many applications are not full SaaS that include backups and replication. This can leave you exposed.

If you are at all concerned, just get in touch. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is one of the most popular business cloud services.

It gives smaller businesses access to enterprise-level Microsoft solutions and is accessible on any device anytime and anywhere. With inbuilt email and data protection capabilities, it can be your first level of cybersecurity.

It is also scalable – you only pay for what you use.

We can help you leverage the power of this technology to support your business needs.

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