APCS is a technology solutions provider that supplies IT products and services to small, medium and large enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profits. Design & Architecture Consulting • Implementation / Deployment • Training, Knowledge-Transfer • Security and Compliance • Converged Infrastructure • Cloud Services • Data Center Infrastructure • Systems Management • Messaging & Collaboration • Data Backup and Recovery • Software Licensing

Cloud Computing

APCS’s family of cloud services allows you to make your applications and resources securely available to your users over an internet connection, achieving the highest levels of mobility and flexibility. Business Continuity services also belong to this family, and they allow you to minimize your risk of production downtime, and data loss.

What Is Cloud Computing?

In its most general definition, Cloud Computing is the delivery of IT resources (applications, platforms, data, services) through the internet. Cloud means Internet. The computing occurs on the Internet – instead of the software you use executing on your desktop pc, it runs somewhere on the Internet on a server located in a data center commonly staffed by people who are adept in managing technology. This type of “cloud” software is commonly known as “on demand” or Software as a Service (SaaS). Another very important area to start using Cloud solutions is in Business Continuity. Cloud technologies allow the constant, automatic replication of data from production servers to backup servers, thereby virtually eliminating the risk of data loss, and dramatically reducing server downtime.
Make the Move to SaaS Applications and Reduce IT Costs without Data Privacy or Regulatory Concerns

Small and medium businesses in large numbers are moving to SaaS-based solutions for many office computing applications, such as email, document sharing, customer relationship management and human resources. The reasons for this trend are clear: SaaS instantly provides the business with rich functionality, without a large initial investment in software and servers, and without the difficulty and overhead of maintaining in-house software systems. The flexibility and scalability of the pay-as-you-go approach is very appealing to most businesses.

Spend any time in the leading business technology journals, and you’ve seen more and more reported about the potential of software as a service (Saas). The availability of abundant bandwidth coupled with increases in the power of server hardware in terms of processing capacity and storage has revolutionized the choices for designing, deploying, and using software. The new models, collectively described as Saas offer exciting potential across multiple computing platforms within your company, including mobile devices, computers, and servers in corporate data center servers. You can deliver solutions to your business in all of these ways. The question is given the unique demands of your business model, what are the combinations and configurations that provide the most business value at the lowest risk?

With all the 3rd party providers promoting solutions to support your software as a service business model, it is important to invest in strategic planning to ensure that the enablement of SaaS in your business achieves the significant advantages you desire in cost savings, scalability, and rapid deployment. Business success depends on the right SaaS solution and resources to deliver reliable security, privacy, network bandwidth, and uptime. An outage or security breach could mean losing customers or – worst case – business failure.

APCS VAR Program comprises companies selected for their systems expertise in areas of business integration, custom software solutions, vertical industries, and other key services. APCS partnership options focus on delivering a value-added solution based on APCS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform.

VARs and distributors are a critical component of APCS’s commitment to deliver industry-leading Web development solutions and services. We are committed to assisting our partners in achieving the highest level of satisfaction to their customers and a strong business partnership for years to come.

APCS offers the most attractive, most lucrative program for solution providers:

  • Your Business, Your Branding: You can offer your own branded solutions to your customers and maintain top-of-mind awareness.
  • No Program Fees: Quickly get started by offering proven, award-winning SaaS products to your customers.
  • Recurring Revenues: Earn recurring revenue based on the pricing you set for your customers. Wholesale service price is NOT a percentage of revenue.
  • Customer Control: The reseller will always be the customer’s point of contact. Resellers manage billing and support so that customers are not faced with the hassle of having to deal with different vendors, contracts, etc.
  • Platform and Product Training: APCS will provide free training for resellers to certify them on the platform and help them understand how to create and customize client solutions.
  • No Hardware or Software to License or Maintain: APCS multi-tenant platform is fully hosted, eliminating the need for expensive infrastructure and operations costs.
  • Technical Sales Support: For sales situations where technical expertise can help close a contract, APCS will work with you as a member of their team to provide answers to customers.
  • Sales and Marketing Materials: Partners will be supplied with relevant sales and marketing materials and other documentation about APCS.

Benefits of Partnering with APCS

  • Earn significant revenues in a rapidly growing market with strong margins
  • Be recognized as a leader in Software-as-a-Service
  • Recurring revenues for partners with subscription based model
  • Ever-expanding portfolio regularly delivers new up-sell opportunities
  • Real-time provisioning of evaluations; no hardware or software to install

APCS benefits

Device and location independence enable users to access systems using a web browser regardless of their location or what device they are using (e.g., PC, mobile). As infrastructure is off-site (typically provided by a third-party) and accessed via the Internet, users can connect from anywhere.
enables sharing of resources and costs across a large pool of users thus allowing for:
Centralization of infrastructure in locations with lower costs (such as real estate, electricity, etc.)
Peak-load capacity increases (users need not engineer for highest possible load-levels)
Utilization and efficiency improvements for systems that are often only 10–20% utilized.
Reliability improves through the use of multiple redundant sites, which makes cloud computing suitable for business continuity (a link here) and disaster recovery. Nonetheless, many major cloud computing services have suffered outages, and IT and business managers can at times do little when they are affected.
Maintenance cloud computing applications are easier to maintain, since they don’t have to be installed on each user’s computer. They are easier to support and to improve since the changes reach the clients instantly.

Cloud Computing with APCS

Let us make your Microsoft, and third party applications used in your day-to-day available over securely over the web. You know where your apps and data reside at all times, where and how they are backed up to, and you get a live person when you call customer service. We have the technology and the ability, without the gargantuan size that can compromise service and security. You are not a number, you’re a client!

Our experienced consultants can help you in:

  • Cloud adoption assessment
  • Planning & designing cloud services
  • Implementing SaaS, PaaS, IaaS & STaaS solutions
  • Delivering and managing cloud services

For advice or more information on APCS cloud computing services, call us on +971 2 6350210 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.