How cloud technology lowers operational costs
Did you know that cloud technology has been around since the year 2000? Interestingly, most people weren’t aware of it until several years after that, and subsequently, IT experts and business owners were skeptical about its capabilities and usefulness in business.
Currently,cloud technology has become an integral part of business operations thanks to its versatility, efficiency, and scalability. It plays a huge role in lowering operational costs, which explains why it is so popular with small- and medium-sized businesses.
Cuts down hardware expenses
Moving to the cloud is no longer the mysterious and complex process it once was. Thanks to growing expertise, pay-as-you-go pricing, and a diverse array of functionality, you can take ownership over a customized cloud experience designed for your specific business needs without breaking the bank.
Cloud technology eliminates the need for companies to buy and maintain on-premises server stacks, and because there are no idle servers, your electric bill will decrease, too. Public cloud and privately-hosted solutions require no capital expenditures and equipment. Everything is handled by a provider like us, allowing you to funnel your capital into other projects.
In fact, the global market for cloud services is predicted to be worth more than $141 billion in 2019, and so far, 82 percent of companies report they’ve saved money since their migration.
Reduces intangible expenses
Cloud providers handle most of your backend IT tasks which means you won’t need to hire an entire team of in-house technicians because one or two part-timers are more than enough.
Cloud technology also lowers, if not completely eliminates, paper expenses, filing and storage expenses, and the time it takes to locate and maintain files.
Even better, cloud providers offer service level agreements that keep unplanned and expensive downtime to a minimum. At SimplyClouds, we offer 99.99% uptime service level agreements, which is higher than what a self-managed on-premises solution can achieve. Your employees can operate with better efficiency, which improves customer loyalty and profits.
Eliminates software licensing costs
Software is expensive, and without technology expertise, many business owners end up with “shelfware” IT -- boxed software products that are nuisance to install and keep up to date. Cloud services require no software licensing, renewal, and purchasing.
A dedicated cloud provider like SimplyClouds will sit down with you to make specific recommendations on optimizing your software applications in the cloud so you can drive the most results for your needs and budget.
Minimizes support and maintenance costs
With traditional on-premises IT, you’ll have to keep up with technology that changes every three to six months if you want to get the best results. This is a tedious and expensive necessity.
With cloud technology, a provider takes care of all your infrastructure technology and maintains the support and services, making sure you’re able to access data and applications from anywhere at all times. What’s more, cloud implementations ensure you’ll never have to deal with your hardware becoming obsolete.
Cloud technology lets small- and medium-sized businesses in particular take advantage of enterprise-class solutions at a fraction of the cost. Equally important, you’ll be able to reduce fixed and variable costs, operate much leaner, and stay ahead of your competitors.
At SimplyClouds, we have years of expertise deploying and maintaining cloud infrastructures for businesses in many industries. We never use cookie cutter solutions and our accountability is backed by hundreds of satisfied clients. So if you’re looking to migrate to the cloud, or have any questions about it, give us a call. Whether you choose to move to the cloud or not, we’re happy to advise.
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