Deploying Devices and Software in the Field

Managing the devices and related software and web applications you have deployed in the field can be a complicated undertaking. Now IT Connects has decades of experience managing device and software deployment remotely. Here are a few tips we’ve learned over the years.

Move Essential Tools to the Cloud

If you manage software locally across multiple sites, it’s time to upgrade your management strategy. Keeping software localized to single locations silos data and makes it onerous for your team to collaborate. This setup also makes it more difficult to troubleshoot software issues as they arise.

Instead, upgrade your software to cloud-based solutions. Start with your company’s server network to make data available across all of your locations. We often recommend Microsoft Azure to our clients because of how easy it is to migrate data to Azure. Plus, since your data is on a Microsoft platform, your team can use all of your favorite Microsoft 365 tools to access it and collaborate, wherever they are.

If you have software deployed on mobile devices in the field, cloud-based solutions are indispensable. Web applications and other cloud-based tools can be updated and maintained from a single location in real time, making it easy to keep your team up and running.

Manage Devices from a Single Dashboard

Gathering all the information about your deployed devices and software into a single place is absolutely essential. Mobile device management software, or MDM, allows you to see, track, and manage all mobile devices you own and operate in the field from one place, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. You can locate lost devices, shut down devices, and make software and security updates all from a single dashboard.

Automate Backups, Monitoring, and Alerts

Mobile device management and other IT management tools allow you to automate many essential tasks, even when your devices are spread out across multiple sites. From a single piece of cloud-based software, you can automate data backups and continuously monitor all devices from a central place. Any alerts or emergent needs also come through the dashboard so you can resolve issues quickly, minimizing downtime.

We can help you find the right tools to help you keep track of your assets or take the entire responsibility off your hands. Get in touch with Now IT Connects today to see what’s possible for your company.


A Closer Look at Our IT Services

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Ever wonder with the Now IT Connects team is up to every day? Wonder no more! We have several main IT services that keep us busy throughout the day and week. From backup and cloud solutions to network security and comprehensive managed IT services, here’s a look at how we can help you.

Managed IT Services

Managed IT Services are the Now IT Connects team’s bread and butter. Why try to figure IT out on your own when you can partner with an IT company who provides you with cloud-based solutions, network maintenance, hardware updates, and email troubleshooting?

Through our managed IT offerings, you can rely on us to take care of IT through ongoing device management, monitoring, and alerting services. Our cloud-based managed IT platform allows us to monitor your systems remotely so we aren’t interrupting your day. We can schedule updates overnight so your team experiences minimal downtime, and our alerts system helps us resolve any issues before you even realize they exist. If you want to stay up and running in 2020, the Now IT Connects team has your back.

Network Security

Your network is your business’s heart, brain, and circulatory system all rolled into one. It keeps your business running, your team productive, and your operations moving forward with ease. When your network’s compromised, it can grind your entire business to a halt.

Unless you have IT expertise, we recommend working with an IT service provider like us with the know-how and technology resources to protect your hardware and software from malfunction, misuse, modification, and attacks.

Email and Spam Protection

It’s tough having your email down for an hour, let alone a day or two. Business email systems must constantly defend themselves against viruses, malware, direct attacks, and inadequate storage. That’s why Now IT Connects offers cloud-based email solutions. Cloud-based email and spam filtering systems offer limitless storage and real-time security updates so your inbox is always protected.

Backup and Cloud Solutions

Speaking of the cloud, it’s a powerful, secure place to store your data. One of the IT services we provide is cloud-based data storage and backup. We partner with trusted cloud service providers to offer our clients secure data storage that’s available anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. Cloud computing also helps our clients eliminate the need to manually back up their data to tapes or other local storage devices. Instead, we can automate daily backups to the cloud to ensure your data is always available and safe.

If you’d like to take your IT to the next level this year, we’d love to meet you! Give Now IT Connects a call today at 320-558-6300.