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Frequently Asked Questions

Setup (Show all)
1. Do I need a hardware person to come in and setup a server?

No! This is the best part of Skybox Cloud IT Products. We will setup and maintain all of your products for you and give you simple, straightforward instructions on what you need to know about the products.

2. How long does it take to get setup with a Skybox Plan?

If you are a new business with no existing domain name or phone numbers to transfer we can get you setup within a week.  If you do have existing domain names or phone numbers to transfer, the process of transferring those is a little more time consuming so it will be a few weeks until you are completely up and running.

Account Questions (Show all)
3. Is there a contract involved or can I cancel any time?

No contracts, you can cancel at any time.

4. What happens to my data if I cancel my cloud services?

You can move your data onto your local computers at any time, just remember once you stop using the Skybox cloud services, your data is only going to be on those local computers.  It is no longer being backed up or maintained by us, you are now responsible for any viruses, hardware failure, software licensing, etc.

Cloud and Security (Show all)
5. What are the recommended browsers for using the cloud services?

All browsers are supported, but our recommended browsers go in cycles depending on the current updates that the browser provider has rolled out. The most important thing to do is keep your browser up to date to avoid security vulnerabilities and save time. Many modern browsers will even update themselves for you.

6. What happens if the cloud services go down?

We offer a 99.9% financially backed service level agreement so you have the least amount of downtime possible for your business.  We also offer high availability infrastructure centered around three key elements: performance, availability and data protection.  However, if you lose internet connection, with ShareSync you can still access your files as normal and the files can sync back up when your internet connection is restored.

7. How secure is my data?

Skybox Innovations is committed to keeping your data secure and protected from today’s rapidly evolving security threats.  Please visit our Security page for more details.

Voice Services (Show all)
8. What is VOIP?

Voice over IP (VoIP). This is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Which is a complicated way of saying that your voice goes over the Internet, instead of over the phone lines.

9. What is an Auto Attendant?

Automated attendant. This service performs telephone console attendant functions such as answering a call, transferring callers to specific user stations, directing callers to voicemail, etc… all without the assistance of a live attendant

10. What is “Hosted PBX”?

In the past, most phone systems required buying hardware and paying someone to install and maintain it at your location. With Hosted PBX, your phone service is delivered from Skybox’s datacenters. All you have to do is buy the phones and connect them to the Internet.

11. Can I keep my existing phone numbers if I switch to Skybox’s Voice Services?

It’s simple to move to Hosted PBX. We work with you to port over your phone numbers with no disruption to your business.

Hosted Exchange (Show all)
12. What does Hosted mean?

With Hosted Exchange, your Exchange server is installed and managed in the cloud, as a service, with no fees upfront. You get all the functionality of Exchange with none of the overhead. Skybox performs all installation, maintenance, upgrade and support activities on your behalf for a predictable monthly fee.

13. Exchange vs. Outlook: What’s the difference?

It is common to think that Outlook and Exchange are the same thing because they work so well together, but they are not.  Outlook is the program you use on your computer to access your email, calendar and contacts—which is powered by Exchange. And while you can actually use virtually any email client with Exchange, Exchange unlocks Outlook’s most sophisticated productivity features.

ShareSync (Show all)
14. Can I share files with people outside of my company?

Yes, you can share files with people inside and outside of your company.

15. How secure is my data on ShareSync?

-Each connection from desktop, web, and mobile apps is authorized and authenticated.

-All of your data is encrypted in TRANSIT using industry-standard 256-bit SSL/HTTPS encryption.

-Each file is encrypted using industry-standard AES 256-bit encryption AT REST on our cloud.

-Flexible permissions allow you to control who can edit, view, delete, and modify your content.

ConnectID (Show all)
17. What is SSO?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a property of access control of multiple related, but independent software systems. With this property a user logs in once and gains access to all systems without being prompted to log in again at each of them.  Which basically means your life is so much easier once you can access all of your websites through one login.

MS Office (Show all)
18. What kind of apps come with MS Office?

-Desktop application subscriptions of Microsoft Office for Mac and PC. The familiar desktop applications you’ve always used to grow your business.

-Office online. Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook so you can be productive from a web browser.

-Office mobile. Mobile versions of Microsoft Office products, including iPad®, iPhone®, Windows Phone® and Android™.

Custom App Hosting (Show all)
19. Do I purchase the software application through you?

No, if you already have a licensed software application you can just provide us with that license and we will host your application.  All upgrades or updates need to be purchased through that software provider and then sent to us.

DNS and Website Hosting (Show all)
21. If we have someone design a web site can we still host the web site through you?

Absolutely, no matter who designs your web site we can host it for you.