Enterprise IT Solutions Come to Small Businesses through JumpCloud and Electric Alliance

Enterprise IT Solutions Come to Small Businesses through JumpCloud and Electric Alliance

By Greg Tavarez

Enterprise IT, as many are aware, gives enterprises the option to optimize resource allocation, reduce operational costs and enhance customer experiences, ultimately contributing to sustained growth and innovation. Enterprise IT usually only benefits larger organizations, as small businesses tend to have limited access to enterprise-level IT resources.

Enterprise IT solutions entail substantial upfront (and ongoing) expenses that smaller companies may struggle to afford. And then, there is the complexity angle. Complex systems are designed to meet the intricate demands of larger organizations, potentially overwhelming small businesses. Additionally, resource constraints play a pivotal role. Smaller companies typically lack dedicated IT staff or the technical expertise required to implement and manage sophisticated enterprise IT systems effectively.

These limitations, combined with challenges in establishing relationships with enterprise-focused vendors and concerns about regulatory compliance, make it difficult for small businesses to access and benefit from enterprise IT capabilities.

To assist with overcoming that hurdle, JumpCloud, an open directory platform provider, and Electric, a provider of IT management software for small businesses, announced a partnership to bring secure and affordable enterprise-grade technology to SMBs.

“The JumpCloud and Electric partnership pairs the best of both for SMBs with limited or no in-house IT teams with affordable, progressive IT capabilities — enabling a whole new generation of companies to take advantage of the cloud,” said Antoine Jebara, co-founder and General Manager of MSP products, JumpCloud.

JumpCloud has reenvisioned the traditional directory system to align with the demands of the contemporary world, offering an open, cloud-based directory that ensures secure and seamless access from authorized devices to resources across various locations. Electric simplifies technical and often intricate tasks such as standardizing security practices, managing devices, provisioning software, and providing IT support for employees, all within a single, user-friendly platform.

Electric is currently engaged in research and development activities alongside JumpCloud's technology for device and identity management, preparing to offer early access to a handpicked group of customers. This initiative aims to evaluate the financial advantages and accessibility improvements resulting from the integration of the two companies' capabilities.

Combining JumpCloud's enterprise-level features for identity, access and device management with Electric's user-friendly IT support and management capabilities allows SMBs to shift their focus away from IT concerns and concentrate on their core missions.

“Combining our strengths, both commercially and through our product development, brings crucial enterprise security systems within reach of businesses that previously lacked the internal resources to handle them,” said Joe Fahrner, Chief Revenue Officer, Electric.

Electric, serving 55,000-plus users, is one of the latest major partner in JumpCloud's MSP program spanning 60 countries. JumpCloud also joins the Electric Partner Program, bringing enterprise IT tech to SMBs, and both are seeking further partnerships.

Learn more about enterprise IT solutions for SMBs at MSP Expo 2024. Taking place February 13-15, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, MSP Expo is the premier event for MSPs, offering a three-day experience combining conference education focused on growth strategies, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall full of the latest technologies and solutions to help MSPs build their businesses.

Edited by Alex Passett
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