Relying on remote workers was always scary for a lot of businesses; particularly small businesses. The fear stems from a lack of control, whether it be monitoring security or productivity. This is why, before the pandemic, you saw a lot of businesses limit or disallow the practice completely. Today, however, most organizations have a completely different view of remote work. It literally saved many businesses.
Have you stopped to consider how much your business spends every year on data storage and warehousing? If not, you might be surprised by how much this process actually costs, both in terms of capital expenses and operational costs. We’d go so far as to say that you’re spending more than you need to.
Cloud technology has shifted the way that many businesses operate in their day-to-day, offering advantages that were once a business owner’s pipe dream. Of course, there are now different ways that businesses can embrace these advantages. Let’s compare your options to determine which one better matches up to your needs.
The cloud is used quite often in the business world, but different organizations use it in different ways. Some might use it to support a remote workforce, whereas others might use it to get around the up-front capital expenses of purchasing software licenses through the use of “as a service” offerings. Regardless, the cloud is capable of solving countless problems for the modern business, but only when it is implemented in a calculated and intentional way.
The cloud is a common tool for businesses, but organizations tend to utilize it in different ways. Some use it to support a remote workforce, while others use it to avoid financing new hardware on a regular basis. Some even use it to fill in the gaps created by product and service demand. However your business uses the cloud, chances are that you will encounter issues if you do not take measures to adequately manage it.
The cloud has proven to be a valuable asset for businesses of all kinds, and more organizations are buying into it as a solution to some of the most notable problems in the professional environment. Transitioning to cloud computing comes with its own fair share of challenges, however. Here are some of the most common challenges that organizations migrating to the cloud face.
COVID-19 forced many businesses to adapt to the new normal, and many of those who simply refused or were unable to do so fell by the wayside. As you can imagine, technology played a pivotal role in helping many businesses adjust to these changes. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable examples of how digital technology has helped businesses adapt to these circumstances.
With the considerable costs that a business’ hardware investments can bring, it only makes sense to identify any means to optimize these costs available. One very effective means of doing so is to adopt a virtualized environment, either hosted onsite or in the cloud. Let’s take a few moments to consider how virtualization can benefit your organization.
The cloud has proven to be an extremely useful tool for the modern business. Not only does it provide anywhere-anytime access to applications, processing, storage, et al; it also delivers those products as a service, allowing you to budget for recurring costs rather than major upfront ones. This provides your organization with functional, supported, and secure computing environments that eliminate a lot of the support costs that traditional computing environments require. It sounds like a perfect scenario for small and large businesses alike, but things aren’t always what they seem, as a lot of cloud users have found that they have incurred several hidden costs by using cloud platforms. Today, we take a look at these hidden costs.
Profitability is less the measure of being able to turn a profit, and more the measure of how much profit you can make. For the successful small business, the integration of technology can dictate what kind of annual margins you are looking at. For the new company, however, it can be something even more critical: the difference between setting a course for success, or wallowing in failure. Today we analyze the cost difference between hosting your IT in-house, or choosing to host it in the cloud.