Cloud Services for CPAs
Gain a competitive edge with Hosted Desktops.
The Future of Cloud Services
Cloud services is becoming the standard for running a comprehensive IT department. It is a fast, convenient, efficient, and more reliable solution that allows easy accessibility to data management and applications over the internet. The shared resources help companies mitigate IT costs and optimize virtual operations.
InnerPC specializes in providing state-of-the-art cloud computing services to CPA firms across the country. Our solutions are flexible, secure, and extremely efficient.
Creating a Cloud Computing Platform
InnerPC uses Microsoft Office 365 as the foundation to create a secure and productive cloud environment. Microsoft office 365 can be used to create a hosted virtual desktop, which is the equivalent to working on your computer in an office with its own server. It can securely host emails. However, with Microsoft Azure, you can now host your files and programs in a data center hosted by Microsoft.
What exactly is a Hosted Desktop and how does it work?
Hosted desktops are both flexible and secure. Hosted desktops of VDI’s (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), allow people to log into their personal desktop from anywhere in the world. Whether you are on vacation, at a client’s office, or at home, when using a VDI, you can securely log into the network.
Not only are Hosted Desktops secure, but they are FAST. The programs open up very quickly, and you can access data in folders easily as well. Just like your network at the office, you can create shared folders and permissions to those folders.
Cloud Services – Printing Solutions with a Virtual Desktop
There have been challenges with hosted desktops in the past. One challenge used to be printing documents. As simple as this sounds, it is, in fact, difficult because you are using a printer in your office or home and printing via the hosted server, which might be located hundreds of miles from your location.
Fortunately, printing with the hosted desktop has dramatically improved. The application that you use to log into the hosted desktop also redirects all printers to the VDI. If you need to print large documents, Innerpc can set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to connect printers to the Microsoft servers. A VPN connection prints documents almost instantaneously.
Data Backup with Cloud Services
One of the best advantages of using a hosted desktop or a hosted server with Microsoft is that all of your data is automatically backed up. There are several types of backups that you can use with Azure , VSS, or shadow copy. Azure and VSS are a local backup within the Hosted Desktop; Snapshot backups are restore points for the server and colocation backups, and are backups located in a different data center.
In short, hosted desktops and cloud computing services is one of the most efficient ways to run and IT department. InnerPC offers IT support to clients throughout the nation, with 100% hosted on the cloud.