Cloud adoption is increasingly being driven by IT as a strategy, rather than business operational demands. The inherent flexibility, availability and security of Cloud services make them attractive to many businesses, but cost savings remain the primary motivator for the majority of organisations.
Set against a backdrop of mobility, collaboration and user-centric technology; IT departments are under even greater pressure to deliver more for less. IT budgets have remained static for the past 5 years, which places an emphasis on driving down the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT.
The cost benefits of Cloud Computing can be realised across your organisation. Some, like the reduction in upfront investment in on-premise servers and storage, are obvious. Others, like the savings on call costs from the use of IP communications and the reduction in employee expenses as a result of collaboration tools, offer a longer term benefit.
SMBs and rapidly growing business are, perhaps, best placed to realise immediate cost benefits from Cloud adoption as it eliminates the need for substantial capital investment up-front and allows them to scale at a pace that matches their needs.
In addition to the reduction in capital investment, Cloud Computing offers a wide range of direct and in-direct cost advantages:
Software-as-a-Service includes free updates and patches. As a result you are always up to date and IT doesn’t need to spend valuable time on low-skilled maintenance
A smaller on-premise IT estate requires less physical space and requires less expenditure on power and cooling
Enabling remote and mobile workers to collaborate with each other and access critical data and applications from anywhere reduces the need for business travel
Less IT means less IT management – a quarter of all businesses are able to reduce their headcount as a result of migrating services to the Cloud
Built-in resilience and failover from your Cloud service provider means you don’t have to maintain additional on-premise hardware for back-up and recovery
For further information on the cost benefits of Yellowspring solutions, download The Economics of Cloud Computing
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