Hosted cloud solutions allow you to work-from-anywhere and avoid expensive hardware purchases. More and more services are moving to the cloud, and it only makes sense for many businesses to take advantage of the benefits cloud solutions offer. They can be very cost effective and scalable as well as requiring less up front investment in IT infrastructure. You can get what you need in a short time frame and without the administrative burden of maintaining the hardware and software.
BEMA practices what it preaches and utilizes Microsoft Office 365 for our own needs. Office 365 is a hosted solution that includes Exchange for e-mail, SharePoint for document storage & collaboration and Skype for business for communication. It also includes licensing for Office desktop software as well as Office Web Apps, which are online browser-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
BEMA can host your physical servers in our data centers to ensure proper maintenance and reduce your server storage needs, or we can implement secure cloud storage solutions to meet your needs. We can provide scalable storage space without you having to add hard drives or hardware to your own servers. We can also offer you cloud based backup services to prevent the loss of data that is vital to your organization.
If you have your own internal e-mail servers, you pay for hardware, installation costs, software licensing and upgrades as well as Anti-virus and Anti-spam solutions. If you would rather not continue to invest in your own email servers, then hosted e-mail is a great choice.
BEMA has implemented Microsoft hosted Exchange e-mail for numerous clients as an alternative to having and managing on-premise Exchange servers. This has proven to be a cost-effective solution for many of BEMA’s clients and the various plans offered by Microsoft are based on a modest monthly subscription fee. You simply pay a monthly fee based on how many users you have and your email simply becomes a service that you benefit from.
As an alternative to hosting software applications on your own servers, you can have your applications hosted in the cloud at a secure data center. This can provide a more reliable and more easily maintained application platform for your users. Some examples of hosted applications that BEMA has implemented for clients are CRM solutions, accounting systems, church management systems, and internally developed business applications. As another example, BEMA utilizes it own Remote Monitoring and Management application on a hosted platform at a secure data center.