The cost of not going cloud in time. Are you one of these business types?

The fact that most startups have been getting off the mark with cloud services providers as their backbones should say a lot to the small to medium reliable IT companies in Baltimore MD still looking to stack servers in their rooms and run things themselves.

Computer weekly released their findings when they looked deeper into what companies actually pay in the long run using the old model of no-cloud.

The true cost of running technology

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Many organisations don’t keep a proper track of all the long-term costs of running a complex IT system. They often cut corners and end up paying much more further down the line – for instance if the system falls over….

This is not just about keeping things ticking over. You have to invest in regular improvements to keep the system in good shape. This should save you money in the long run and provide a better service for your customers….Sustaining should never be thought of as just “maintenance”. Instead, a healthy service requires constant attention, and continued, well directed investment….But what categories of costs should you include to sustain and run a technology system? Read more here…

Perhaps even before considering the costs and then dodging them (understandably), startups have much more to look at, and  James Staten, VP and principal analyst with Forrester Research could not have said it better:

“First and foremost, startups that offer software or online services have to prove their business model works in the cloud before they are likely to get any venture capital funding these days,” … “That means their business starts in the cloud.”

For startups looking to go onto the cloud, there is a lot of incentive, not considering the now obvious costs savings, even when looking at call methods to attain and sustain business, there are cloud options that present future benefits into the present.

Scalability For Cloud Phone Systems

While often overlooked, scalability is especially important to fast-growing companies, and can be difficult to predict for an on-premise solution. Remember that the number of connections that can be made depends on the capacity of the on-site VOIP server. That means you may need to purchase more servers than you need today if you’re adding new employees at a rapid clip. In fact, you might be better off leasing your servers so you can swap them out for more capacity every few years. With a hosted solution you can add new users as needed without having to upgrade servers. Read more here…

Another reason, that of extended accessibility is one that companies should start looking at. With the cloud, there are more than enough expansion spaces that your business can go into, and there is growing usage all over the world for you to source talent from. Several companies have IT outsourcing contracts with remote workers attending to their issues via the cloud.

Inclusion of mobile into any enterprise is the reason for many others to jump into the cloud, many cloud services providers offer managed IT services that enhance security even with a much more spread out model of business as that which arises with proper implementation of cloud technologies.

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