Cost-effective. Migrating to the cloud does not require you to have a physical server in your office. Physical servers often require much upkeep and patching, which can get expensive over time, not to mention the additional power required to run and cool them. Servers are hardware, which can break, and replacing those pieces of equipment can be costly at an unexpected time.
Time. Instead of constantly putting out IT fires and not focusing on the real tasks at hand, you can put more time into your business. Moving to the cloud, in some cases, puts the burden of the software up-time on someone else.
Trouble. As mentioned above, there is no physical server needed. You will no longer experience long amounts of downtime and the loss of productivity that comes with it. With cloud computing, your important data will also be more secure because it would remain accessible even if a disaster were to strike. If an employee were on vacation or working remotely, they could also access their work from a virtual desktop, assuming there is Internet connection.
Ready to make the switch? Contact Avende today! We will be more than happy to help you begin the transition.
Nonprofit and government. Nonprofits are very budget driven. Our IT by Design services help with managing budget demands as well as technology planning. In addition, we understand association management, constituent and donor management systems and how they integrate with accounting and marketing applications. We work with many levels of nonprofit groups, from very small city-based nonprofits to large statewide associations. We also have worked with state and local agencies.
Manufacturing/wholesale distribution. The special challenges of manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies include inventory management, shipping and receiving, order processing, demand planning Raw materials forecasting and ways to reduce loss. Our IT by Design solutions can assist with basic IT needs such as network connectivity as well as more complex software designed for these special industries.
Food services. We support entertainment and food services industries in both the corporate office with HR and payroll, order management, and basic IT support as well as working in the restaurant facilities themselves, implementing patron wireless systems and working as first point of contact with restaurant management applications and credit card system vendors.
Financial services. We support financial advisor and holding companies including their complex reporting and accounting needs, as well as government-mandated compliance programs for IT with regard to security and backup management.
Medical. Avende can help your office network become HIPAA-compliant and will keep you up and running. In addition, we strive to get your office EMR ready, and even offer a free EMR readiness assessment to our clients.
Regardless of your industry and its specific needs, contact Avende to determine if we are a fit for your business. We work to fit solutions to your unique business needs.
Business Continuity With a disaster recovery plan in place, you can be confident that your business will continue on after a disaster. Recently one of our clients lost a facility in a fire. Fortunately we had a complete inventory of the equipment at that site (both to replace the equipment and to provide to the insurance company) along with co-located servers, so that all critical data remained available.
Reduces need for decision making. In the event of disaster, you will not have to make quick decisions regarding your infrastructure—you’ll know what needs to happen from an infrastructure standpoint and can keep your focus on rebuilding the other parts of your business and meeting customer needs.
Prevents financial loss. Even being down one day can cost your business a lot of money. Disaster recovery plans protect your important information so you can be sure your business will have the ability to operate—even if your building is destroyed.
Ready to keep your business safe? Contact Avende today where you will find our personalized approach to your IT refreshing.
We only work with companies who have a proven track record and have demonstrated that they are inventive, dedicated to their work and possess staying power in the field of technology. Just who are some of Avende’s extensive list of partners?
Microsoft. Microsoft is one of the most recognizable names in the world of technology and is also the largest software provider. We are a Microsoft Certified partner, and have earned competencies for network infrastructure and business solutions, as well as the Small Business Specialist certification.
Sage. Sage provides businesses software solutions worldwide. We are certified to support the Sage ERP 300 (formerly Accpac) line of mid-marketing financial management solutions, in addition to Sage CRM.
VMWare. A leader in server virtualization technology, VMWare offers a host of solutions which help companies save energy, space and money while increasing uptime and network reliability.
Cisco. Cisco is a worldwide leader in the designing, manufacturing and selling of equipment for your network. We offer training on various products made by our partners, including routers, switches and servers.
Want to partner with an IT provider who fits their services to your business? Contact Avende today!
Complete software implementation: A company’s software is a crucial lifeline for day-to-day operations. For a company to install new software, it usually means a lengthy implementation process. At Avende, we can help make this process smoother by keeping you productive and staying on budget.
Maintenance and break/fix support: Once the software is installed, we won’t disappear. We are there to make sure everything remains running smoothly and are there to help if any problems arise. You can choose to leave all IT services up to us, or simply call us when there is a break/fix issue. Either way, we’re there if you need us.
Needs analysis: Hopefully, your company plans on growing. This is where a needs analysis comes in handy. When growth does occur, how will this affect your current technology needs? With our experienced staff, Avende can help you in times of growth by keeping you updated on all of the latest technology trends in your specific industry.
All of these services are available in a variety of practice areas. Are you thinking of implementing new software or using a managed IT service? Contact us today for more information!
which will allow you to better manage your relationships with customers, partners, constituents, members or whoever you need to reach. With Avende’s customer relationship management services, we maintain and improve your customer relationship management (CRM) practices and assist in planning future CRM goals.
Know your client. Because each account has different needs, Avende’s CRM offerings help keep track of every piece of the business that connects you. From account management to the support systems in place, our certified technicians keep all CRM software updated and easily accessible on your company’s servers, or living in the cloud if you prefer.
Past, present and planning. Your customer database is one of your most valuable assets. Doesn’t it make sense to treat it that way? Let us help you design a system where you can keep records of all your customer interactions, ensure that you stay connected and top of mind with them, and keep them as a customer long into the future.
Are you ready to create a tailor-made IT service that is sure to keep you and your clients happy? For more CRM software advice or a consultation about our CRM services, contact your local IT technicians, Avende, today.
Constant security that’s rock solid. From virus protection and network security management to software updating and traffic control, Rock Solid provides constant protection for your server and individual technology devices. You’ll also receive a monthly updated report on your network safety and security. This report will highlight items that need to be monitored.
A long-term investment with virtual CTO. This program is designed for small businesses that use high-end technology or are already planning for the long road ahead of them. Our virtual CTO plan implements application settings and support, long-term planning and assistance with insights to future technology.
Your very own watchdog. As an easy to use ticketing system, we’re accessible for technology assistance through your team directly or through your personal IT department. With the Watch Dog system, we’ll be available for 24/7 monitoring and reporting.
At Avende, we believe in providing your small business with the most secure network systems and educating your whole team on the step-by-step process for any technology emergency. Is your business ready to invest in a personalized IT service? Contact us today and receive a consultation for your technology needs!
Rather than continuing to try to update the aging and (justifiably) maligned Hotmail service, Microsoft decided to start fresh. Outlook is a whole new Web mail service, and it’s an impressive product that deserves your attention. Really, I can’t overstate how cool and useful the new Outlook is. It’s Web mail done right, and is in most ways a significant improvement over Google’s Web mail offering, Gmail. Currently, I’m actually forwarding my Gmail to Outlook because I prefer the new service. Here are my top five reasons you should consider trying it yourself.
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Virtualization explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP9S-PaXZtM