Hosted services require your data to be kept in a data centre facility but don't stress because it is highly secure and fully redundant. Quiptek use local data centres so if your operations are in Perth, then your data will be stored in Perth and likewise for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane.
You also don't have to feel like your data is out of your control once it becomes hosted as we provide what is known as remote replication, where we can replicate a copy of your servers to your office on a daily or real-time basis.
If you are looking for the highest security and performance with your IT network then Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is the choice for you. VDI enables users to login and work on a virtual desktop as if they are working locally and it prevents data being saved outside of the server. Pixels are encrypted and displayed to users over high speed links so the performance is better than traditional remote desktop services. Horizon View is a VDI product by VMware that we recommend at Quiptek.
Fully managed IT services may not be suitable for small businesses but there are also partially managed options available. It is important for all businesses to have at the very least - monitored backups, anti-virus, email spam filters and access to expert advice. For companies that have a defined IT budget it becomes an insurance policy to try and include a range of extra services such as single sign on, anywhere access, enhanced security, software assurance, internet assurance and fast response times. The cost benefits of improved productivity and disaster prevention become an asset to the company.