Cloud Assist is now able to offer you Team Shepherd; hosted Microsoft email services in the Cloud. A secure hosted enterprise-class communication (email and a whole lot more!) and collaboration service designed to make it possible for you and your employees to work together anywhere, anytime with total peace of mind all without having to invest significant expenditure in an expensive on-premise server solutions and worry about maintaining them - we do that for you for a simple inexpensive cost.
Greater productivity with Team Shepherd
Productivity is a great word that management-consultant types love to use. In the real world though, productivity can be summed up in a simple question; can you do your job easier or not? We have partnered with a leading software vendor who has invested heavily and spent a tremendous amount of time trying to make the user and administrator experiences of Team Shepherd as easy and simple as possible.
The idea is that increasing simplicity yields greater productivity. Whether it is an administrator setting up a new employee or a business analyst writing policy and procedure documents. When the technology gets out of the way and you can focus on your job, you become more productive. Try using a typewriter instead of a Word processor. Whoever thought copy and paste would be such a game changer?
With Team Shepherd you can use Microsoft Office Web Apps to view, edit, and share documents from virtually anywhere. You can also attend meetings online through video, call, or instant message with Microsoft Lync. Tools powered by Microsoft SharePoint enable you to collaborate on the web via dedicated websites. You can also access your data with Access Services, and safely share large files online. And there's no compromise in email. With Team Shepherd you get a 25-GB mailbox and the capability of sending messages up to 25 MB.
Promoting Brand Identity
Use Team Shepherd to promote your brand identity by joining up the domain name used by your website to with your email addresses, this means that any emails sent to and from Team Shepherd will be sent to and received from @yourdomain.co.uk addresses - as stark contrast to any free or ISP-provided email accounts that look unprofessional in today's market.
Access from anywhere with Team Shepherd
Accessing your enterprise software over the Internet has some big advantages. For one, all you need is your computer - desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone - and an Internet connection or phone coverage. Because the software is running in a secure data center, you simply connect to the Internet to access the software.
Another benefit of accessing centrally located data is that you always have a single source of the truth. If you make a change to a document from your tablet at home and then your colleague views the file from their phone, she will see the most up-to-date document. Gone are the days of emailing documents between computers with long file names.
With SharePoint Online (part of the Team Shepherd package) a single file, say Forecast_Q1_2011.xlsx, is stored in the cloud (meaning in the secure data centers). Because the document lives in the cloud, the security permissions can be set up to allow anyone in the organisation, regardless of geographic location, to view the document.
Security can be as strict or as lenient as desired. For example, you may want everyone in the organisation to be able to view a company policy document but only want a select group of individuals to edit the document. In addition, SharePoint takes care of all the versioning and even lets you check out a document to edit so that nobody else can edit it at the same time.
Need to collaborate on the document in real time? No problem. You can do that by using nothing more than your web browser.
Work with what you know with Team Shepherd
Team Shepherd hasn't changed your favorite productivity tools one bit. The only difference is that now they are seamlessly connected to the enterprise software hosted in the cloud. In other words, your favourite applications are "cloudified".
One of the coolest features about SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 is that you can work with SharePoint without ever having to leave the Office applications. For example, you can fire up Word, check out a document stored in SharePoint, make some changes, check it back in, review versions, and even leave some notes for your colleagues. All without even having to know that SharePoint is handling the content management functionality behind the scenes.
Robust security and reliability comes with Team Shepherd
With Team Shepherd you are letting go of the management of a complicated solution to subject-matter experts along with all the responsibility for security and reliability - this frees you up to get the most out of enterprise software. You can also count on professional performance and availability thanks to Team Shepherd's guaranteed 99.9% uptime.
Call us now for a simple to use and cost-effective Business-in-a-box Communication & Collaboration Solution.