Why move?What benefits should my business expect?
The benefits of moving part or all of your IT infrastructure to the cloud can be broadly categorised into three areas. While cost saving is a primary driver for a large number of our customers, the benefits you can expect in terms of the flexibility offered by cloud services often outweigh financial benefits. These days, the environments that most businesses operate in change rapidly. A key measure of business success is the ability to react to these changes. Cloud computing also facilitates this.
Save on costsInvestment in IT infrastructure can be expensive
Reduce capital expenditure
Businesses that use an on-premise model for their IT infrastructure requirements base it on peak usage. The implementation of enterprise class infrastructure can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Cloud computing resources are completely elastic. This allows businesses to finely tune their capacity to meet changing business needs. Reducing capital expenditure means you’ll have more working capital available for other business operations.
Reduce administration costs
By moving IT infrastructure components to the cloud, businesses can virtually eliminate in-house IT administration costs. Round-the-clock support is provided, and all maintenance, patching and upgrading is automatically taken care of for you. Cloud computing simplifies IT management so that you can spend time focusing on your core business.
Get there fasterSignificantly reduce your time to market
Speed of deployment
Without the need to purchase expensive hardware, software or consultancy services to implement a new IT infrastructure, cloud computing customers can be operational in minutes. All good cloud computing providers should provide a web-based self-provisioning control panel to quickly deploy new services.
Level the playing field
Cloud computing has made it possible for smaller companies to compete on an even playing field. By implementing a cloud based infrastructure model, small to medium-sized businesses can take advantage of technologies previously only available to their larger competitors.
FlexibilityDon't be held back by fixed computing capabilities
IT departments are created to service the peak usage needs of a business, however for most businesses, their IT needs are dynamic and change over time. For example, seasonal demand for a service or business growth can greatly affect a company’s IT requirements. Cloud computing allows the fluid scaling of resources to your current business needs. Self-service capabilities allow business administrators to instantly scale up or down rapidly, so that you never have to over provision again.
No long-term contracts
Most cloud computing providers do not required customers to sign long-term contracts. Customers simply pay month by month for exactly what they use.
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