Managed Services and Business Continuity Meet Calgary’s Go-To Source

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Disaster Strikes – Data Loss!

It’s the worst nightmare of any small business owner – you get a call in the middle of the night from someone on your team, telling you the server is down and some data may have been lost. Every hour a server is down means that your business is at risk. In a worst-case scenario, lost or compromised data could impact a mission-critical business process. Every business needs a managed services provider or a tech team. Because nowadays computer data stores a lot of important information.

You need the peace of mind from knowing that every aspect of your IT infrastructure has been backed up and can be restored easily, even if there’s been physical damage. That’s where Calgary-based SOS Computer Services can play an important role in putting those fears to rest. Since 1994, the company has been working with Calgary-area small business owners who trust them to protect their business and their data, 24/7, 365 days a year.

How Does SOS Computers Help Your Business?

Our company can restore any server in an hour with the right solution. If a server gets a virus, SOS can go back to where the virus hit and restore data. That’s the type of security guarantee that you need as a small business owner – that your data won’t be compromised, and your small business won’t suffer any downtime.

To make that possible, SOS Computer Services maintains a help desk that can assist people with any computer issue. Even if it’s just a slow computer, SOS can ensure that the productivity of your business won’t suffer. In the event of physical damage to IT hardware, SOS can ensure that your business won’t suffer from downtime. As you know, business continuity and managed services can play a very important role in the success of a company.

Who Benefits From Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery?

Business continuity and disaster recovery is a service that can be used by every business large or small because you never know when disaster will strike. While small business owners are most concerned by a man-made disaster – a careless employee somehow compromising or even deleting important information– there’s also the risk of a natural disaster that could bring your business to a screeching halt.

Remember the Alberta floods? In June 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding that was among the worst in the city’s history. Over 100,000 people were displaced as a result of the flooding. Total damage estimates were close to $5 billion – and among that damage was the vital IT infrastructure that is at the core of any successful business. Since the extent of the damage was so massive, it meant that even traditional back-up tools deployed by small business owners were often not enough.

Affordable and Effective Managed Services

What’s needed is the type of backup solution that, until relatively recently, was only available to the largest corporations. SOS is at the forefront of providing this solution via its Managed Services approach to IT, in which services once provided by an expensive, in-house IT team can be provided faster, easier and at a fraction of the price by an experienced third-party business.

If you are a small business owner, you’re most likely more concerned about finding new clients, increasing revenue and boosting profitability – and you want to be able to hand off all the behind-the-scenes IT work to someone else. A large corporation might have the in-house expertise and financial resources to deal with these problems, but most small businesses do not. That’s where SOS Computer Services can help.

SOS Computers’ Full Customizable IT Service For Small Business

The track record of SOS Computer Services speaks for itself. The company has expanded since its formation in 1994 and now offers a full suite of IT services, including those related to security, storage, email, server and network infrastructure, back-up and disaster recovery, and of course managed services. SOS has helped over 7,000 clients solve over 10,000 different issues. The company also creates and maintains servers and networks as part of its commitment to providing total IT solutions for its clients.

Based on its more than 10 years’ worth of experience in the Calgary area, SOS Computer Services is able to customize its IT solutions to the specific needs of a client. No job is too big or too small – even if all you need to do is find how to unlock an unresponsive tech gadget – SOS has the depth of experience to make that possible.

SOS Computers’ Backup and Disaster Recovery Service

Of the Managed Services provided by SOS Computer Services, the one most sought after by small business owners are those related to back-up and disaster recovery. Many of these businesses are already running in the cloud for cost and efficiency purposes, but that doesn’t mean the data is safe when a server goes down. SOS makes sure that, no matter where data lives in the cloud, it’s safe. Every backup is tested and verified.

As a result, SOS Computer Services can become the IT staff of a small business at a fraction of the price. This includes computer repair and help desk – anything that would fall within the purview of an IT department. SOS is focused on total solutions. The company picks up and delivers at no charge. The company can also do data recovery from any device, whether it’s a hard drive, tablet or digital camera.

The Era Of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) And The Cloud

This total solution approach is especially important in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era, in which employees are allowed – and even encouraged – to bring their own devices to the workplace. The previous paradigm had been that a corporation would decide which IT vendor they would work with, and then all the equipment and devices would come from that IT vendor. The logic was simple: if everyone was running IBM, you knew exactly who to call when something broke.

That’s no longer the case. Look around your office – your small business may be running an email system that some employees are accessing on their Apple iOS devices, but that other employees are using on their Android devices. Some employees may be working with laptops, others with desktops. The point is: the era of the cloud, Big Data and BYOD has created as many risks as it has opportunities. Your small business needs somebody it can call in the middle of the night if something goes wrong.

Contact SOS Computers Before You Need To Send Out a Real SOS!

That’s where SOS Computer Services can step in and give you the peace of mind at a cost that’s competitive. If you’re a small business owner in Calgary, if you don’t know what’s happening to your data in the cloud, or are concerned about what would happen to your business in the event of a man-made or natural disaster, now’s the time to contact SOS before you need to send out a real SOS. Try our managed services. Too late for that? We can recover lost data as well.