productivity during the holidays

Productivity During the Holidays: Managed IT Can Help You Stay Ready

Oct 6, 2021

It’s that time of year again — the holidays are coming up! 2021 continues to be a rollercoaster of a year and you are likely looking forward to some well-deserved downtime. But as the season approaches and employees take leave, it can be tough to ensure that your business stays productive and ready to tackle next year. How do you drive productivity during the holidays? And how do you ensure continuity and growth into 2022? Leveraging managed IT is a solid option to consider.

Your IT infrastructure is, fundamentally, what makes work “happen” when your team is remote. From communication to data access to collaboration, IT is the key enabler.

In this piece, we’ll be walking you through how Amnet’s managed IT services can empower your business to stay productive this holiday season and into 2022. Let’s find out how!

Cloud Services – Managed IT

Many of your employees might be working from home right now. During the holidays, most of them will likely be off-premises. This makes data access critical to maintaining your productivity. How do you empower your staff to have reliable, secure, and high-speed access to data, wherever they are?

This is where Amnet cloud consulting comes into the picture. Amnet’s cloud services can help your organization migrate your critical data and applications to the cloud, meaning fast, reliable, and secure access from anywhere.

How cloud computing can help boost your productivity

There are a number of ways in which Amnet cloud services and consulting can help your organization stay productive this holiday season.

  • Remote access means your employees can download and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations while off-premises.
  • Cloud-based collaboration and conferencing tools can streamline decision-making and communication, giving you a direct line to your team even when they’re not physically present.

These solutions are augmented by secure backup and disaster recovery tools. Cybersecurity threats are an even greater issue when your employees are working off-premises from unsecured networks.

Cloud-based backup and recovery

Amnet’s secure backup and recovery solutions help you store and archive critical files, isolated from your main network. This means that in the event of a data breach or other security incident, you’ll be able to ensure continuity and restore critical operations with minimal lag time and data loss — especially important if you face emerging threats like ransomware.

Microsoft Office 365

The Office 365 suite is another key part of the remote productivity puzzle. As the cloud-based successor to legacy Microsoft Office solutions, the Office 365 suite gives your team anytime-anywhere access to Office apps and powerful collaboration capabilities with files and documents on the cloud.

Remote collaboration makes Office 365 especially important to maintaining productivity over the holidays. Your team will have access to all the files they need, even if they’re working from home or on the road.

Seamless Office 365 Migration

Migrating to Office 365 from legacy MS Office versions can be a complex process. Working with Amnet can help mitigate delays and pain points. We’ll help you build and execute an Office 365 strategy that prioritizes cloud security, minimizes downtime, and scales your Office costs to carefully match your needs.

Anywhere, Anytime Access and Collaboration

The Microsoft Office 365 suite is the Office you’re familiar with but on the cloud. What this means is that, in addition to accessing all the apps you’re familiar with, your team has reliable, high-speed access wherever they’re located.

This is particularly important during the holiday season. Your team is no longer limited to Office licenses tied to specific on-premises machines. Better still, Office 365’s collaboration capabilities mean that different team members can work simultaneously on documents — real-time commenting and markup capabilities enable collaboration that’s equally effective both remote and on-premises.

IT consulting and support

When your team is out for the holidays, your IT infrastructure keeps your team, apps, and files connected, enabling continuity. This means that a great IT strategy is key to ensuring productivity over the holidays. Amnet can help you build an end-to-end managed IT strategy, from the cloud to security to access management, helping you optimize for a fully remote work environment.

Unlimited maintenance with Amnet IT consulting means that your IT systems and applications work the way they’re supposed to, even when you’re not on-premises.

Proactive cybersecurity means that potential security threats are identified and mitigated before they become a problem for your organization. At Amnet, cybersecurity isn’t just a value-added extra alongside other IT services. We build your cloud and managed IT infrastructure with security in mind and provide security monitoring services to reduce the impact of persistent cyber threats.

Stay More Productive This Holiday Season and Beyond with Amnet Managed IT

Kick back and relax this holiday season, you deserve it! At the same time, though, work with Amnet to empower your team with the IT and cloud solutions they need to stay productive and ready for 2022.

From team collaborations via Office 365 to anytime-anywhere data access on the cloud, to managed IT and security services that tie it all together, Amnet can help you build a holiday-proof productivity strategy to keep your business going strong into the new year.

Reach out to Amnet today to get started!