|[December 13, 2012]
Nivio All-in-One Business Platform Revolutionizes IT for SMBs
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Nivio, a cloud computing company providing IT solutions to small and
medium businesses, announced the release of its new comprehensive IT
offering, Nivio for business. The integrated platform combines Windows
desktops, networked storage, easy user management, and an app store that
enables instant provisioning of essential business applications such as
Microsoft (News - Alert) Office.
Nivio for business addresses a prominent issue for all organizations:
mobile access. With analysts projecting tablet sales in excess of 1.2
billion in 2013, all SMBs are trying cope with providing a consistent
BYOD strategy without threatening security or adding complexity. Nivio
users can quickly and easily access their cloud-based Windows desktop,
plus all their files and software, on nearly any device; from iOS and
Android (News - Alert) tablets and smartphones to Chromebooks, Kindle Fires, and even
public or shared computers.
Nivio provides maintenance, security, licensing, and upgrades. All
business IT needs are covered end-to-end with minimal setup or
management. "SMBs are faced with technology problems that are
increasingly complex and costly to manage - everything from BYOD and
mobile access, to dealing with security threats and different versions
of different software," said Frank Houghton, CEO of Nivio. "Solving
these challenges is nearly impossible without a dedicated IT department,
and few SMBs have that luxury. Using Nivio, businesses can concentrate
on what they do well and leave the rest to us."
From an IT standpoint, setting up an office could easily take days, but
with Nivio, businesses can get set up in minutes without any hadware or
infrastructure. Administrators can use the control panel interface to
add users, set storage permissions, and instantly give staff access to
more than 40 software applications and suites like Microsoft Office. The
end user just logs in to Nivio to access their Windows computing
experience on the device of their choosing.
Mobile and remote access is also a seamless experience. Users simply
download a small app to their device or log in to their Nivio account
through the HTML 5 web interface to access their fully-functional
Windows desktop, files, and full versions of all their software.
In the face of a rapidly changing technology environment, SMBs need
reliable systems at a fixed cost. "With Google (News - Alert) charging for Google Apps,
it only underscores the importance of what SMBs have known all along:
that having a premium and reliable service available when you need it is
worth paying for. The SMB is an important market sector for technology
as they tend to be more nimble and take savvy approaches to solving
every day business problems," said Houghton. "Online productivity
applications have their place, but typically offer a compromised
experience. Users need a seamless experience where they can easily
interact with other applications; a Windows-based hosted desktop with
integrated shared storage and mobile device support. Nivio does just
Create virtual Windows desktops on-demand as businesses add
Windows with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more on
nearly any device via a downloaded application (for iOS, Android,
PCs, and Mac), or via the Nivio HTML 5 web interface.
Rent software, including Microsoft Office, for low monthly fees. Rent
it by the month only when it is needed. All software provisioned
within Nivio is fully licensed with all updates and maintenance
managed are covered.
Manage accounts with the administrative control panel interface.
Create new desktops, provision software, manage storage and
permissions, monitor usage, and run reports.
Built-in networked storage via the company share virtual file
server. Store and share files, set access permissions, and add
storage as your business grows.
Share files via nDrive, our built-in file sharing and storage
functionality which synchronizes files across devices, and makes
sharing and collaborating easy.
Nivio customer support is available around the clock to all
customers at no added cost.
Data, files, and activities are protected against viruses,
malware and security breaches, so staff can access data anywhere with
Nivio, headquartered in Palo Alto (News - Alert), California, with offices in the UK,
India, and Australia, is a cloud-computing company focused on solving
the everyday technology needs of businesses. Launched in 2012, the
company's goal is to provide a cost-effective platform that makes
setting up and managing essential business technology for your office as
easy as using your TV or phone.
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