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Using Cloud and Managed Network Services to Support Business Growth – Part 2

Posted July 6, 2015

Technology can simplify the infrastructure and services needed for growth and expansion. A phone system, email system, a Local Area Network (LAN), and secure remote VPN access are all essential for most businesses today. Let’s face it, some of the skills needed to set up and manage these services can be hard to find or expensive to hire and retain, and leaving them to an amateur can be downright risky. Why not outsource some or all of these tasks, like so many growing companies are doing?

Using Cloud and Managed Network Services to Support Business Growth

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As a business grows, its requirements change. Expansion or an office move can be difficult and expensive. One area that companies can easily outsource is the set-up and/or expansion of the Local Area Network (LAN). Many companies today opt for Wireless (WiFi) for its simplicity, and to meet the demands of widespread adoption of wireless devices by customers and employees alike.

WiFi or Wireless LAN is a no-fuss way to put your Local Area Network in place. It’s quicker to set up than pulling wire, and the same access points can carry both secure network access for employees and free WiFi access for customers, business partners, and guests.

WiFi can make it easier to collaborate with customers, clients, or business partners. Plus, offering free WiFi to your customers can encourage loyalty and repeat business.

Outsource your Wireless LAN / WiFi. MegaPath WiFi is completely managed by MegaPath. Designed to be turnkey, hassle-free, and remotely managed, outsourced WiFi service is a great way to put Wireless Internet in all your locations.

Another turnkey service that can easily be outsourced is private networking. Anyone who travels even once a year can attest to the importance of accessing corporate applications and data remotely. To help ensure the safety and integrity of company and customer data being accessed remotely, you need to institute policies and practices around secure remote access, and you need to make this access easy to use (so employees don’t develop an unsecured workaround).

Remote access VPN offers secure, cloud-based remote access and extranet capabilities, including access to corporate applications and data files.

Give your remote workforce and traveling employees secure access. By simply connecting through a Web browser using network sign-in credentials, employees using a remote access VPN service are granted full access to corporate network resources over a secure connection, as if they were in the office.

Be Sure to Check out Part 1: Cloud Communications Services

In Part 1 of this post, we covered cloud communications services as part of a business growth strategy.

Manage your Business, Not your Services

MegaPath offers scalable solutions that keep you connected to the people, information, and applications that will help drive your growth. MegaPath’s services and products are designed specifically with growth in mind. Plus, our experts are ready to handle the details of your IT network and infrastructure, voice system, Internet connection, and secure data networking needs so you can stay focused on growing your business.

 

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