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Why Office 365?

Why Office 365?

Many of our customers have come to us with the question “Should we be adopting a hosted email solution?”

The answer is rather simple, yes. With Office 365 from Sleepless it has never been easier to make the move to a hosted email solution. There are many reasons why this is the case, we’ve highlighted the key ones below:

Work from anywhere from any device:

Being cloud based, it is now possible for employees to work on the go. Office 365 can connect with your mobile, tablet and laptop on the go securely using Microsoft’s comprehensive security measures.

Flexibility:

As a monthly subscription, Office 365 is easily expandable. As your business grows, you can simply add any additional services that you require to your subscription. This means you will only be paying for services that you require.

Information Protection:

For a small monthly fee, you can control and secure emails, documents and sensitive data that is being shared outside of your business. Using a detailed tracking and reporting, it is very easy to revoke access to any threats to your files

Rights Management:

Azure Rights Management allows you and your employees protect information from unauthorized access, both internally and externally. Capabilities include “Do Not Forward”, “Company Confidential” and “Email Encryption”, which allows you to send encrypted emails to anyone easily.

Data Loss Prevention:

As Office 365 is a cloud based solution, data protection and backup give you peace of mind that you will never lose the data and documents essential to running your business.

To see how Sleepless and Office 365 can help your business, please click the button below.

 

 

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Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Enhanced Security

One of the most important features of cloud backup is the security it offers you and your customers. Data loss can be detrimental to Businesses. Files that are selected for backup are encrypted before they are transferred to the cloud and will remain encrypted when they reach it. It uses military grade encryption that only allows the user to view the data. These security measures are far more efficient to on site data backup and recovery systems.

Simple to use

Cloud backup solutions save time and money while making ongoing management and restoration easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse, backed up files can be easily found, accessed and restored. This eliminates hardware, software and cuts maintenance costs. Meaning you don’t require a big IT department and you will be given a portal to backup files to. 

Automatic Replication

Having Data in the cloud allows you to access it anytime and anywhere. As long as there is access to the internet. Our team of engineers can set your files to automatically backup at any time required. This saves time for Businesses whilst giving you peace of mind that your files are safe.

Affordable

Small to medium size Businesses don’t usually have an unlimited IT budget in place. It’s important to use a solution that makes sense financially to the company. A cloud back up, recovery and restore solution takes advantage of your current setup so you don’t need to buy or install any extra equipment that would incur extra charges.

Improved reliability and Speed of Recovery

In today’s world getting access to backed up data when you need it is critical. Having a cloud and recovery solution will instantly restore data files and you can determine different recovery points depending on your businesses requirements.  We can offer a wide range of options for data recovery to ensure backup and restorations are handled speedily and efficiently.

 

For more information on this service, call us on 1890-511444 or click the button below.

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Email in the Cloud: No Brainer

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Email is the backbone of any modern businesses and is an integral part of customer acquisition, retention and communication, but many business owners don’t give it a second thought.

Many people regularly use cloud based personal email, such as Gmail or Hotmail, but haven’t considered cloud email for business. Onsite email regularly causes headaches and slowdowns within a business and can even result in lost business in the case of lost emails and server failures. This can lose businesses money, and can cost hours of valuable company time.

The time and energy needed to set up onsite email servers can be costly. The modern need to protect against malware, span and trojans can be an arduous burden, and software licenses can become expensive. There could also be a potentially devastating loss of data were these servers to fail. These problems can all be offset through the use of a hosted cloud based email service.

Outsourcing your confidential emails to an external company can seem scary but is, in fact, the safest, most secure option available. Cloud email is encrypted and off-site, meaning that sensitive company details are kept away from the centralised workspace, ensuring immunity from physical and digital theft.

What can Cloud Email do for my Business?

Aside from security considerations, cloud email can provide businesses with a multitude of added benefits. The ability to access work email from anywhere can greatly boost staff productivity, allowing instant access to the emails you need, wherever and whenever you need them. Importantly, even if a business’ main server is down, their emails are still accessible and functioning. This means that essential work can still be carried out whilst repairs to onsite servers are made. This would not be possible with an onsite email strategy without separate onsite email servers, which would be expensive and would take up more space and power, whilst providing the same functionality.

When cloud email is paired with a virtual server, staff have the ability to take all of their work on the go, allowing them to access all essential work files whilst away from the office. Modern businesses are increasingly decentralising in order to increase efficiency and productivity, and cloud based email and servers are a panacea in this respect.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is Cloud Email Safe?

Yes: Sleepless Cloud Email utilizes military grade encryption, anti-malware and anti-phishing technologies to keep your data safe. All of our email servers are based in Ireland, meaning all of your organization’s sensitive information never leaves the country. This keeps your organization compliant with EU data legislation.

Can I Use Cloud Email at Multiple Sites?

Yes: Cloud email unifies email across sites, allowing staff to access their email from anywhere in the world. The cloud also enables businesses to sync calendars and notes between sites, ensuring greater cohesion.

What are the Costs of Cloud Email?

Cloud email cuts out the technician, meaning that business need only pay one low monthly fee for their email services; no expensive servers, no costly repair bills. Sleepless Cloud-based Email Hosting starts from as little as €2.00 per mailbox monthly.

If you have any questions regarding cloud email, please feel free to contact Sleepless.

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Cloud Mail – How To – Password Reset

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This Tech Tuesday we decided to put a quick post together for our customers in relation to one of the most common requests we see on our help desk. “How do I reset my cloud mail password?”

To change your email password follow the simple steps below:

Cloud Mail

  • Once logged in near the middle of the page you will have the manage section, click on manage to enter your account.

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  • Click on Mailboxes

Microsoft exchange

  • Click on the Display name of the mailbox and then click on Set Password

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  • Your password must be minimum 8 characters long and must have one capital letter and one small letter. Must contain at least one numeric value and one special character. Click Set password and you’re all done.

Sleepless Business Email Hosting gives you all the advantages of Microsoft Exchange without the headaches & cost of managing your own Exchange Server. If you would like more information on Sleepless Cloud Mail please contact us.

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Sleepless – March FAQ

March FAQ

Every month we publish a list of the most frequently asked questions from the previous month. So here’s our FAQ from March.

What is PBX hacking?

This is when your telephone systems is accessed by unauthorised individuals that rack up thousands of euro in charges by running calls through your lines. They usually gain access through weakly secured voicemail inboxes, maintenance ports or unsecured networks.

 

How do I protect my telephone system?

The best way to prevent your system from getting hacked is to;

  1. Make sure your employees are not using obvious pins on their voicemail, 0000, 1234 etc….
  2. We would recommend placing a bar on all international & premium calls outside of regular business hours.
  3. Make sure your systems has the latest software & patches installed. Along with increased security, the latest software versions also offer 6 digit pins for voicemail.
  4. Get in contact with your line provider to ensure there has been no unauthorised activity on your bill.

 

What is an Edge Gateway?

An Edge Gateway acts as a virtual router for your VDC networks.  Much like a physical router, they can be configured for network services like DCHP, VPN, Firewall etc.

 

What is DCHP?

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DCHP) is a network protocol that allows Dynamic IP Addresses to be automatically assigned to any device connected to a network.  It is used to simplify network administration by keeping track of IP addresses and making it unnecessary for administrator to manually add an IP address every time a device is connected to the network.

 

What is the difference between Disaster Recovery and Online Backup?

Simply put, online backup is used to secure files and systems that can be restored in the event of data loss or corruption. Disaster recovery allows the replication of entire systems, and in the event of a disaster, these replications can go live keeping your businesses running and preventing downtime.

 

Can you access Sleepless Email on mobile?

Yes, sleepless’s email can be accessed by setting up your email account on the integrated email application on your mobile phone. Alternatively we recommend the outlook app which is free from your app store and published by Microsoft it has the simplest setup and you can access your email in minutes while on the move. All you need to know is your email address and password.

 

If you would like more information on any of the above topics, please contact us today!

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