Why Moving to a Private Cloud is Essential for Professional Services


 If you work in professional services, then you will have seen firsthand the challenges when it comes to ensuring your clients data is secure and properly managed. Your IT processes and systems are a vital first step to ensuring this security.  

 At Radius, we always recommend the private cloud to customers who are seeking a safe and simple way to manage their IT security.  

 But what is private cloud and what are the benefits? 

Private Cloud 

If you haven’t come across the term before, private cloud is a cloud computing solution that is used exclusively by one organisation and is set up specific to their needs.  

If your business has a private cloud, you have the same virtual resources as a public cloud system, but access is restricted to your workforce. It gives you direct control over your virtual work environments, ensuring security, flexibility and compliance.   

What are the Benefits?  

Security  

With a private cloud solution, Radius offer a fully managed and protected environment for all aspects of your organisation. It effectively creates a secure bubble on your employees’ devices, in which they can safely use software applications, access email, manage documents and collaborate.  

For professional services companies, this is of particular benefit when it comes to mitigating against fraudulent payment requests on the back of a hacked email account. Access to the private cloud can be set up in conjunction with multifactor identification to reduce the impact of phishing attacks and increase the security of your team’s email accounts.  

If you are managing sensitive data, you can also rest assured that no matter where staff work from – remote, hybrid or office-based – your client data never leaves your private, secured cloud.  

Flexibility 

As the last year has demonstrated, agile systems are key to dealing with the unexpected. A well-structured private cloud will give your organisation the strategic flexibility it needs. It should have built-in scalability that can evolve with your organisation as it grows.  

As your employees will have access to their secure virtual desktop from anywhere, it allows for working from home and hybrid working models. Our private cloud is fully customisable to your business and IT needs. The Radius team work closely with our customers to ensure their private cloud matches and delivers their current business objectives.  

 Read our case study on moving DJ O’Meara Solicitors to a Private Cloud. 

Compliance 

By virtue of using a virtual desktop through a private cloud, you are in full control of your data and can trace how it is stored, where it is hosted, who has access and how long it is retained. This will be invaluable in helping you demonstrate GDPR compliance, in the case of a breach.  

At Radius, our physical servers are in a secure Tier 3 data centre in Dublin. Our data centre specifications feature 99.982% of uptime with no more than 1.6 hours of downtime experienced per year. In 2020, Radius Cork was certified  in both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, demonstrating that we have the systems in place to ensure your organisation’s data and security are always prioritised while providing unparalleled customer service.   

Partnering with Radius ensures your organisation can  work anytime, anywhere, without sacrificing efficiency or security.  For more on how Radius can help you keep your organisation’s data secure, call 0818 592 500 or kevin.oregan@radius.ie in our Cork Office. 

 


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