Businesses of all sizes are learning the value of Cloud computing, using it for everything from content management to billing. But with Gartner predicting that Cloud office systems will represent 33% of the overall office market by 2017 and 60% by 2022, Cloud computing is changing the business world as a whole.
By moving data and applications to the Cloud, businesses of all sizes have access to resources usually only affordable by large corporations. A small business would likely not be able to afford to hire the best technology professionals in the industry, nor would they be able to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and software. The right Cloud service provides these features for a monthly fee. Managed AWS Services gives business access to the resources Amazon, one of the top companies in the world, provides, including around-the-clock, level-3 engineering support and monitoring, a 30-minute response time to tickets, pilot testing, and more.
For businesses, these services can bring significant cost savings. Here are three ways a switch to the Cloud could save your organization money each month.
At one time, businesses were required to either keep skilled technical personnel on staff or pay an hourly fee to a contracting firm to provide these services. Managed services allows businesses to shift server work to skilled professionals offsite, saving money without sacrificing service. The less local software a business has, the less that business needs on-site staff to troubleshoot, providing additional savings.
When server equipment is located on the premises, the business is responsible for the deployment and maintenance of this equipment. When this equipment must be replaced, that business has to not only purchase new hardware, but also software and support for installing and configuring that software to work in that business’s infrastructure.
Loss of Business
Cloud service providers offer data recovery, redundancy, and 24/7 support. If a business’s website or data servers take a nosedive, this means highly-skilled professionals will be hard at work to restore complete functionality as quickly as possible. Because of this minimal downtime, businesses will be able to more efficiently serve customers, avoiding the loss of customers that can come from excessive downtime.