Small businesses have had a bad deal with IT for 20 years. Forced to lay out huge capital for servers that mainly lie dormant and only create more operational costs.
Ongoing maintenance, performance bottlenecks, patching and updates, air-conditioning, power supply, software licenses, depreciation… the essential costs makes the true cost of IT quite eye-watering.
Factor in the costs associated with having skilled IT staff and you see why SMBs see IT as a liability rather than an asset. The Cloud has changed all of that. This is why it’s such a big deal.
How exactly will it deliver value to my business?
The Cloud will deliver benefits in three key ways;
More computing power
Instead of buying a server you rent one, or part of one, from a vendor. Instead of paying £3K for an email server you pay a few pounds per mailbox.
This is ideal for SMBs who deserve to gain the advantages of cutting-edge tech without facing impossible cap-ex.
Cloud services are billed monthly; you only pay for what you use. It’s manageable, it’s measurable and it’s easy.
OK so what is it and how can it help me?
‘The Cloud’ refers to a network of servers that are located somewhere other than your premises. It’s like a secure, private part of the internet that hosts email servers, databases, accounting software.
In non-tech terms, it’s like the self-storage business. You could build a storage facility yourself, but you would rent space in one built by an expert.
It’s become an option with the roll-out of super-fast internet and mobile because, until then you couldn’t rely on having good internet wherever or whenever you need it.
Sounds great! I'll take one Cloud please.
Whoa there friend, the cloud is exciting but it can get complicated to chose your services and move your operations without interrupting you business.
That’s why we’re here. We’re experts in technology and helping small businesses. We can make it easy.
We want our customers to gain the advantages of using cloud technology – lower costs, increased productivity, less IT down time.
Call us for a chat, there’s no obligation and you can start saving time and money today.