First Option Newsletter

April 2018
High Availability and Disaster Recovery Services
First Option is please to announce we will be rolling out High Availability and Disaster Recovery Services beginning January 2018.
No one ever wants to face a situation where their system is down for any amount of time especially long term. This could  mean the end for their business.
There is lots of talk in the industry regarding High Availability and Disaster Recovery services, especially after some of the terrible  declared disasters recently.

While everyone is in agreement of the need for these services, not all businesses can afford it. First Option has come up with a service that is both affordable and secure. This service allows you to achieve your RTO at a minimal cost.
High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Leveraging our partnership with MindSHIFT, First Option offers cloud based IBMi disaster recovery. 
  • We use our shared environment for a fixed monthly fee.
  • This service provides access to a recovery site in case of a declared disaster.
Contact for more information.
Top 10 Regulatory Issues for Small Businesses
T o help keep small businesses aware of the issues that impact them, Paychex has identified some of the most important regulatory challenges, and explains how they could affect businesses in 2018.

Managed Cloud TCO

A3Article by Forbes Magazine

This is a great article from Forbes Magazine regarding moving to a managed cloud environment and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 

Hosting Spring Special
A4As many of you already know, IBM plans to discontinue Hardware Support for Power 5 Systems as well as any older systems. The date is scheduled for January 31 2019* 

Now is a great time to think about going to a cloud based solution and take the hassle out of owning and maintaining i Series equipment. 

If you are interested in cloud hosting, we can give you a great price on our iSeries Application Hosting, which includes three free months of our monitoring software.

*Offer expires June 30, 2018

Get a Quote Today and Lock in the Spring Special!

Here is link to more information regarding Hosting with First Option!

W4 Changes 
A5 Article from Paychex
  • W-4 changes meant to get individuals closer to their true tax liability.

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