Blog | Upgrade your IT without increasing costs

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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When organisations look to update their current IT systems, they can sometimes be overwhelmed with how much of the budget this could potentially take up.

With cloud-hosted technologies, businesses can take advantage of a fully supported, customisable IT strategy. A study by Rackspace found that 88% of cloud users experienced cost savings and 56% noted an increase in profits, with figures like these it’s evident that moving away from bulky hardware and CD installations is now the way forward for modern businesses.

Here are three reasons how cloud-hosted technologies can provide an up-to-date approach to IT without breaking the bank:

1. Fully customisable

As all applications and software are stored within an internet-enabled cloud platform and not on individual devices, a cloud-hosted approach to IT can enable businesses to provide workers with the applications they specifically need. As a result, licenses and application installation is not wasted on desktops that do not need this specific application, i.e. Adobe Creative Cloud for a finance director. Instead, businesses can remain agile throughout the course of their IT contract.

2. Complete flexibility

As all applications, data and email are accessed over internet connectivity, workers can take control of their working location. It is estimated that if a business allowed employees to work from home just half the time, they would save £7,800 on average per year.

3. Hardware and licenses are taken care of

To remove the stress of calculating how much to budget for new hardware and software licenses annually, businesses can opt for an approach to IT that is managed entirely by a team of technical experts.  This removes the need to spend on licenses and hardware at every annual renewal as all of this will be dealt with during your contract with the managed service provider. Methods like BYOD can be introduced to encourage staff to use their own devices and remove the need for organisations to kit out an entire office with the latest tech.

If you’re interested in introducing technology that can supercharge productivity, do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of our friendly team.

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