IT company DynaSis announced a new software-as-a-service product for small to medium-size businesses called ITility, which offers midmarket companies a low fixed monthly cost for all of the essential IT solutions needed to do business such as e-mail, network security and data backup, while hosting essential applications and delivering them on demand.
The company said ITility, which provides IT services over a secure Internet connection, allows businesses to access their data from anywhere at anytime without purchasing or maintaining servers, firewalls or other IT infrastructure equipment. ITility includes help desk services, on-site services, application hosting, Microsoft Office 2007, dedicated servers, managed anti-virus, anti-spam, managed firewall, Microsoft exchange e-mail, automated backups and system monitoring and mobility.
All of the IT equipment needed is hosted at the DynaSis data center, a recently built facility in Atlanta with 24-hour server monitoring, environmental monitoring, high speed Internet feeds, re-generated power via a three grid substation, limited access with biometric finder and retina scanners and around-the-clock surveillance. The company says the benefits ITility brings to SMBs are reduction of IT investment (with ITility, DynaSis says the only equipment SMBs need is basic office PCs).
DynaSis Vice President Chas Arnold said ITility allows the SMB to get out of the IT and data center business and focus on what they do best. “Whether you are a five-person company, or a 100 person company, IT infrastructure has a high cost of entry,” he said. “With DynaSis ITility, the SMB benefits from the infrastructure and data center services the Fortune 500 have, for a low cost, no hassle solution that works when and where they need it to. Data access is no longer constricted by location, freeing employees to work anywhere and anytime, giving them increased productivity.”
DynaSys President David Moorman says the SMBs he see are spending huge amounts of time and money trying to maintain technologies that do not give them a competitive advantage. “The new concept in business is to focus on technologies that offer businesses a competitive advantage like Business Intelligence, CRM, ERP, etc., and get out of the IT plumbing business,” he said. “ITility was designed for just that.”