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Over Two Thirds of United States Governors Have Issued Stay-at-Home or Shelter-in-Place Orders… How Are You Helping Your Clients Manage to Stay Operational?

On March 29, 2020, President Trump extended COVID-19 travel guidelines for another four weeks. All across the nation, individuals are expected to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, avoid non-essential travel, maintain social distancing, and of course, shut down their businesses or embrace remote work if they’re not considered an essential service to the public. MSPs have an incredibly important job – helping local businesses continue their day-to-day operations using the latest tools and technologies during this difficult time.

An MSP’s Role During a State of Emergency

A state of emergency due to a pandemic is no different from any other business disruption and needs to be treated as such. Businesses around the world are exercising their business continuity strategies to comply with stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders the same way they would exercise their business continuity strategies in the event of:

  • A natural disaster
  • A human error
  • A business interruption of ANY sort

But here’s the thing with a pandemic… It’s a more uncertain time that can drag out for months and months. As an MSP, you know it’s your job to ensure your clients are prepared with business continuity strategies in place. More often than not, the cloud simply makes sense as it presents a low cost option for continuing operations in another location.

Are You Promoting the Cloud as a Low Cost Option for Continuing Operations?

Right now, it’s not about selling the cloud but promoting the cloud as a way for your clients to continue their operations from home. While the cloud delivers a range of benefits, there’s one benefit that outshines all of the others: the ability to work from any device or location with access to all of your documents, applications, and files.

The cloud offers incredible insurance against disasters, outages, and yes, pandemics…

It’s important to talk with your clients about how cloud computing helps them benefit from the following during this difficult time:

  • Rapid deployment of resources with minimal face-to-face contact for installation required to set up employees.
  • Greater cost savings due to paying a flat-rate monthly fee with no unexpected maintenance and/or upgrade expenses.
  • Simplified accessibility to data, applications, and systems from any device or location while working from home.
  • Advanced security controls, including encryption, multi-factor authentication, and more to keep sensitive information safe on home devices.

Don’t Forget the Opportunity to Mention the Cloud’s Ability to Help Them Come Out of the Pandemic Stronger and More Agile Than Ever Before…

In addition to covering the business continuity side of the cloud, it’s important to review the cloud’s ability to help them come out of the pandemic as a stronger, more competitive and agile company. This comes from:

  • Access to the latest hardware and software without the high upfront cost of upgrading physical equipment.
  • Reassurance that copies of data will be available whenever necessary in the event of loss or theft.
  • Greater storage capacity with virtually limitless options for storing massive amounts of information.

Why Choose CPU, Inc. as Your Trusted Cloud Partner?

CPU, Inc. has been around since 1986 when we started as a software development company. Since then, we’ve quickly become a leader in the cloud space – offering the ability to sell the cloud as a stand-alone service or bundled into your managed services plan. We give you discounts on the service so you can resell at a price that makes sense for you and your clients during this difficult time.

Let’s discuss how your MSP can take advantage of the latest in cloud technology to better serve your clients. Call (866) 883-8836 to get started.

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