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If your company has fewer than 100 employees, why would you ever want to run your own IT department and service? The downtime and backup headaches, staff management, unknown capital expenses, and overall costs, can be overwhelming. You end up relying on a small support staff that can’t be experts on everything and they end up frustrated and unable to meet your needs. You’d rather just have things work and have more time to focus on your business.
You’ve been hearing about cloud computing for the last 3 years or so and, as a small business leader, you might be wondering “Does it really fit for us?”… What if there was a solution that ran in the cloud and would run all your applications, provide 24×7 support for all your employees, allow you to work from anywhere, and have Disaster Recovery built-in?
The huge storm that just blew across Central and Eastern United States brought to mind the struggle of how you handle normal operations when you can’t get into the office. Most likely you can get to your email, voicemail, your online web-based systems, but what about everything else?
No files and folders unless you have a really slow VPN solution, but even then, that doesn’t really work. What about your key application, ProTracker, AXYS, Portfolio Center, or your other applications? No real access to them… Unless…
With IVDesk, we host all your applications, files, folders, and make it easy to work from everywhere. If you’ve got an Internet connection, you can get to everything, day or night, sun shine or show, anywhere. You login and it’s the exact same Windows desktop that you have at the office. All for just a monthly fee per user. No more servers to buy, no IT employees, no surprises. You call us once a month or hundreds of times, it’s all included.
Get out of running your own IT service inside your company and go back to focusing on your business. Stop worrying about storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other things that keep you out of the office. Yes, many are touting Cloud Computing as a new exciting thing but we’ve been doing this for almost 10 years and continue to constantly add customers.
So go with someone with the experience and ability to run all your applications now and into the future. We provide the Microsoft Office licensing as part of the solution so that’s all covered as well. Move to Office 2010 now without the big upfront costs. Get started today!
CEO – IVDesk.com
We are continuing to see the aggressive move of Financial Service companies to hosted computing in our IVDesk service. By outsourcing their technology needs to a hosted service provider, they are reaping all the rewards of Cloud Computing without the risks or costs. Whether the firm has 80 people or just 12, moving applications like Advent’s suite, their CRM package, Portfolio Center, and others, makes dramatic sense.
Instead of constantly worrying about local servers, backups, email, and remote access, our IVDesk customers go back to focusing on making money for their customers. With IVDesk, it’s a monthly fee per user and no additional capital costs. Get out of the hardware and IT business and back to really focusing on what makes you money.
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You’re walking out to your car after a normal work day and you notice a USB drive in the parking lot. It hasn’t been run over and looks like it’ll work. You pick it up and notice it’s a 6GB drive, hey that’s a lot of data! You think that it would be great to use to move things back and forth from laptop to PC or maybe just bring some music into work… What a nice find!
Or is it!!!
It’s not! USB thumbdrives are now very inexpensive and one of the interesting things about them is that when plugged in, they can run a program. When new, sometimes this is a backup program or a music one, something that comes with the drive. But, what if the program that starts is a virus that runs when you plug that USB drive in? What if you bring it home to “take a look”, plug it in and now someone else ends up with access to your PCs, bank information, Quickbooks, taxes, everything? What then?
So never ever ever plug a USB drive into your computer unless you know exactly where it came from and what’s running on it. NEVER! There are so many ways to get access to your personal data, don’t fall for this one. It happens every day.
Targets are financial institutions, banks, companies others are interested in targeting, could be anyone’s parking lot. If you want to do something constructive with it, pick it up, break off the USB connector, and throw it away. Just get rid of it so that someone else doesn’t get caught with the attack.
The tip of the day: Find a USB Thumbdrive, destroy it!
We have a number of clients that use Laserfiche for their document management solutions. We’ve been running it in IVDesk on virtual desktops for a few years and things have gone extremely smoothly. We setup local scanners as needed and they work through RemoteScan to be completely connected. RemoteScan allows you to connect any local scanner to remote hosted desktops and any application. Fantastic Product!!!
It works just as it did locally but now, completely in the cloud. Access from anywhere, support, and simple and direct scanning. Whether you’re a law office, title company, financial services firm, or someone else using Laserfiche, IVDesk can include it and run it with the complete IVDesk solution. No more local servers ever again.
It’s an interesting industry phenomenon that’s taking place for mid-sized Financial Advisor firms; they’re moving to the Cloud in droves! How can that be you ask??? Junxure doesn’t run in the cloud… Portfolio Center doesn’t run in the cloud… My rebalancing solution doesn’t run in the cloud… Oh YES they DO!
We’ve been moving a number of advisor firms to our completely hosted and virtual IVDesk solution. We install all of their applications in our environment, provide Microsoft Office, Outlook, unlimited files and folders, and a Windows Virtual Desktop so that everyone can login securely, get a virtual Windows Desktop that looks just like their local PC. All their applications are there, in their full desktop version, as well as all of the offices tools they’re used to. We provide 24 x 7 Helpdesk for everyone in the organization and the solution allows each person to work from everywhere with the same great experience.
So, looking at having to move to the vendor’s hosted version to get flexibility but really want the full version? We can just run it for you. You get all the benefits of the full versions of each application with a complete virtual desktop/network environment. All for a monthly fee per user.
Why not get started reviewing it today instead of running your own servers and support staff. Take a look and let us help you review the option that your competitors are taking advantage of.
(hear what others are saying by searching YouTube for IVDesk)
In the last few months IVDesk has added a number of customers in the Financial Services industry. Whether brokers, advisors, broker/dealers, fund managers, or other financial service providers, IVDesk has allowed them to get out of the IT business and just focus on their customers and services.
We’re hosting a number of different applications including: Junxure, Advent AXYS, Schwab’s suite of applications, Laserfiche, Morningstar, iRebal, Portfolio Center, OnContact, and others. By getting these applications into an industrial data center and stopping the spending of capital on computers, all these new clients are able to stop the distractions and focus on their missions.
Not only that but they get all the “typical” benefits of IVDesk as well; Working from any Internet connection anywhere and seeing your complete desktop, complete Disaster Recovery, 24 x 7 Helpdesk for all employees, backup and redundancy that they could never afford, and continued variable costs based on usage. Pay for what you use, now that’s important as well.
Take a look at IVDesk for your financial services company and get out of the IT business that you never wanted to be in! Focus on your customers and we’ll focus on keeping you productive.
(hear us on YouTube by searching for IVDesk)
The company is made up of one or more central offices and the Executive and Sales team is very dispersed. Or, the company is going through a development phase and everyone’s traveling all the time. How do we keep everyone connected and with access to all our corporate applications?
We know how it is; as the end of year approaches you’re reviewing your budget compared to actuals, looking for ways to make a change to the better for next year. In looking at overall IT expenditures, it surprises you how much capital and new PCs you’ve bought this year, unexpectedly. So how can you get a handle on making IT spending consistent and predictable?
The answer is simple; Move to IVDesk. You can change your IT environment to a monthly fee per user and extend the life of your investment in PCs now. Additionally, you get a complete Disaster Recovery solution, 24 x 7 Helpdesk, no more capital spending on IT, ever, and the assurance that you can get out of the IT business all together. Focus on growing your business and always know that IVDesk will be a predictable cost and fantastic service that takes care of all your IT needs. No more concerns, always up and available from anywhere there’s an Internet connection, and help when anyone on your staff needs it. We don’t sleep, go on vacation, go to lunch, or get sick. We’re always there serving you for a predictable cost per user per month.
So next year, you’re reviewing how the budget to actuals look, you scan down to the IT section and notice that it matches! It matches completely! No over spend, no surprise capital cash needed, predictable. You then remember your actually working in IVDesk right now, it’s fast, consistent, and always available, even from home at 11pm, the day before the annual budget review.
Give us a call or take a look at our website http://www.IVDesk.com or see us on YouTube by searching for IVDesk and hear what our customers say about us.