The world of small business is littered with jargon, and the explosion of cloud-based solutions has done nothing to reverse this trend, especially for those business owners who are not technically minded or simply don’t have the time to read up on what all this new terminology — such as cloud services, cloud platforms, cloud technologies — means and why it applies to them.
The State of Play
In an ideal world, each small business would have an in-house IT professional to make sure all your company’s systems are in check and that you’re protected and optimized to suit your particular needs. Of course this is pie in the sky for many small companies who might not even have thought about IT security.
So how can we expect small businesses such as these to pay for expensive IT solutions which have been built with large enterprise in mind? Simply put, we can’t. We need to concentrate on offering value-for-money, opt-in solutions that small business users can benefit from quickly and easily.
Money and man power are so often at a premium for small businesses that I feel there’s a real need for solutions that simply do what they are supposed to with the smallest amount of fuss and complication.
New Customers in One-Click
It’s these core values of being time and money efficient that are at the heart of AVG CloudCare. A simple, no hassle approach to IT security and management specifically designed for small business customers.
Securing new business customers has never been easier or quicker as AVG CloudCare has one-click customer and service activation so that you can take a potential sale into a fully operation client in no time at all without the need for painful and costly on-site visits and set ups.
Remote Management will make your life easier
When you’re operating on a tight schedule with limited resources, managing your existing customers can take up even more time than scouting out new business.
I think this struggle between serving existing customers and finding new ones places unwarranted stress on you, requiring you to run at full speed just to stand still. In order for growth, something needs to be done to help manage existing clients so that time and effort can be put into finding new business and developing forward momentum.
AVG CloudCare helps with exactly that, with a full customizable remote management platform, you can cast an eye over your entire client portfolio at a glance, in real-time. The remote Administrative Platform makes updating client end systems, renewing their licenses and tweaking their content filtering settings a piece of cake.
Pay as You Go
We can all appreciate that small businesses need to be quite particular about which systems they invest in and it’s important to understand that for many IT may not be their highest priority. Of course this isn’t helped by the seemingly limitless choice of IT security and cloud solutions which can be confusing and ultimately lead to businesses not taking any precautions at all!
All of the services included with AVG CloudCare are available on a Pay-As-You-Go basis meaning that your clients can custom fit their IT solution to their needs and that they’re not forced to take an oversize package designed for a much larger enterprise.
AVG CloudCare comes with a host of templates for security and content filtering which customers can utilize straight out of the box so that you can spend less time on client management exercises and focus on the strengths of your own business.
Onwards and upwards, together
I completely agree with AVG’s CEO, JR Smith when he said “Small business owners already have enough to think about without having to deal with complicated IT administration. Now, AVG CloudCare allows them – through their preferred IT provider – to have managed, pay-as-you-go IT services so they can fully concentrate on their businesses, knowing their IT is in good hands.”
So with the worldwide economy still under strain it’s more important than ever for each of us to secure our own future and that begins with small business. After all, a lot of people believe that our small businesses will play a key part in any economic recovery. What could be better than helping them keep their data protectedand their workforce efficient while freeing up more time to grow your own?
Check out the video below to see how AVG CloudCare is already helping our partners in the US with Bolder Designs, Philadelphia.
AVG CloudCare is available exclusively via AVG resellers in North America, the UK and Ireland. To find out more and become an AVG CloudCare partner, go to www.avg.com/cloudcare.