Beat loadshedding and COVID-19 - Use a cloud server

 2020-03-29 02:00 PM by

With the rise in high-speed internet, the increase in loadshedding and the risk of COVID-19 many companies are taking advantage of cloud products so that their employees can work away from the office without getting cut off. Advantages of the cloud are:


  • Mitigate against loadshedding
  • Access your data from anywhere
  • Safety and security
  • Ease of updates
  • Reliable processing speeds
  • Faster & simpler support


There are 2 main ways to migrate your data to the cloud. We will explain these in the following paragraphs.


Move your existing product to the cloud

You can purchase a cloud server and move your existing Pastel Accounting and/or Pastel Payroll product to the cloud. We can organise a cloud server quote for you - simply reply to this email for more.

Advantages: use existing product, little training required, easy to migrate
Main Disadvantage: cloud server costs


Migrate to a cloud product

Sage Business Cloud Accounting and Sage Business Cloud Payroll are true cloud products and are accessed via a website. Simply enter your email address and password on the site to access your data and begin processing.

Main advantage: easy to use
Main disadvantage: conversion costs


Cloud Backups

We recommend that your Pastel server ha
IronTree installed to keep your data safe. You should always have an off-site backup, whether or not your server is in the cloud. Data on cloud servers can also be deleted or become corrupt / infected. Click here if you would like to request a quote or trial version.


Cloud Security

We recommend that you have Panda Security installed on both your local and cloud computers to protect your data against hackers and viruses. Panda is an advanced cloud anti-virus and firewall system which is recommended by IronTree. Panda also has the ability to block certain website categories if required. 
Click here if you would like to request a quote or trial version.


Please contact us if you would like us to help you with any of these cloud solutions.