A Simple, Affordable Business Continuity Strategy
Today’s SMBs are faced with many challenges. Business continuity applications are crucial to a company’s survival. However, the start-up costs and the need for specialized IT staff sometimes prevent or delay a timely BC deployment until it is too late. Fortunately, today’s subscription-based service industry makes it easy and affordable to deploy a BC plan quickly. These solutions are generally referred to as SaaS (News - Alert) or cloud computing. Some service providers support reseller channels to make it even easier for SMBs to acquire these technologies.
GreenAppX is a good example and, as the name implies, offers green solutions. All enterprise applications are accessed through a browser over a user’s existing Internet connection. The company offers a wide range of choices, including best-of-breed applications from Microsoft, Research in Motion (News - Alert) (BlackBerry), Cisco and McAfee. Partnering with companies like AB&T Telecom allows GreenAppX to extend their solution portfolios even further yet retain the high level of security and reliability critical for a BC solution. When a customer’s business requirements change, they can simply add or cancel select services.
Subscription-based technology keeps start-up costs at a minimum and software applications now become a predictable monthly operating expense. Easy to budget, easy to implement and the time-to-deployment is very rapid.
Another advantage of subscription-based services is they are usually housed in secure, redundant data centers with SAS (News - Alert) 70 Type II compliance and 128-bit AES encryption. Full 24x7 IT support including patches, upgrades, version management tasks plus anti-virus and spam protection are generally included as standard features. Some companies, GreenAppX included, provide direct customer assistance, thus making the process even simpler for customers and resellers alike. IT