Cloud Services are a great way for businesses to save money on hardware, storage and software applications and provide the ability to work anywhere, anytime across a variety of Internet-connected devices.
Added Cloud Services benefits include improved collaboration as users access, work on and save files to the Cloud, as well as increased security for data backed up offsite.
Increased business productivity and efficiency is realized as Cloud platforms and applications are regularly updated with the newest features and security improvements, benefiting all users at once.
- Reduce up-front investment and ongoing maintenance costs
- Work anywhere, anytime on PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones
- Improve collaboration among teams working in the Cloud
- Reduce risk by backing up data offsite
- Improve efficiencies by eliminating maintenance and upgrade costs
Cloud Services allow your technology to evolve to keep pace with your business needs, and provide several ways to leverage the promise of the Cloud.
We’ll help you choose the best option for your business needs from a Private Cloud, a Public Cloud or a Hybrid Cloud solution, where you keep some business assets and functions on premise and some in the Cloud.
Ultimately, Cloud Services provide you with new options that support your business growth in a controllable, scalable and cost-friendly way, with a pay-as-you-go fee structure for only the services you consume.
Cloud Computing ‘As a Service’
Cloud Services enable convenient, on-demand network access to online computing resources such as networks, servers, storage, applications, and services that can be rapidly provisioned and utilized.
These services are typically device- and platform-independent, allowing them to be accessed from any Internet-connected device through a web browser or downloadable application. These entry points allow complete interactivity, within Cloud applications by users, including accessing, uploading and downloading documents and data, creating and sharing files and other normal business functions.
Cloud Services allow integration and single sign-on functionality between different applications which can share data and business intelligence between them, ushering in a new level of business efficiency and productivity.
- Reduce Capital Expense and TCO
Cloud Services reduce capital expenses by eliminating the necessity to purchase computing infrastructure for these services and pay for updates and upgrades.
- Increase Business Productivity and Efficiency
Increased business productivity and efficiency is realize by allowing business functions to continue regardless of location or device, so long as Internet connectivity is available.
- Improve Collaboration and Security
Cloud Services fuel collaboration among teams as files, documents and data are available from anywhere, and data security is enhanced as it is encrypted and backed up to the Cloud.
- Lower IT Maintenance and Support Costs
On going maintenance, patching, updating and support costs for CloudServices are borne by the upstream Cloud vendor, reducing the need for internal or 3rd party IT support for these services.
Depending upon the right Cloud Services for your organization, implementation, testing and go-live
timelines will vary based upon several factors including the type of Cloud architecture needed (private, public or hybrid), and the Cloud Services required (software as a service, infrastructure as a service or platform as a service).
Additional considerations include the level of security required, the number of users participating in
the Cloud Services and their roles and permissions, the devices that will be used to access the services, and the appropriate data backup strategy.