Smarter Cloud Migration
The go-to software licensing model originates with the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA), helping 500+ seat organisations manage their licenses by committing to 3-year agreements. However, the up-and-coming Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) challenges the 3-year agreement by incorporating licensing flexibility. Why? Cloud-based services are on the rise, especially services like Azure and Microsoft Office 365 becoming part of office norm. Even large businesses caught-on to the cloud, which leaves many organisations looking for alternative Microsoft Volume Licensing options.
o New environment will be more efficient
o Save on licensing costs
Chances are you have seen the buzzwords advertising the cloud (lightweight, flexible, easy-to-use, scalable, cost-effective) but may not know the ins and outs of what they truly mean. To help explain the benefits of the switch, here are 3 key signs it is time for your business to move to the cloud:
1. High IT Costs
If you are still running on legacy services, it is highly likely that these services rely heavily on your IT department. From system upgrades to maintenance, these legacy services can eat away at IT time and budget. This leaves the IT department spending most of their time on putting out fires from these services instead of being productive in other areas, which is costly.
The alternative to this would be to move your services to the cloud. With the cloud, system upgrades happen behind the scenes, freeing up the time and cost for your IT.
2. Scattered Team
Employees might be scattered in different locations. This could eat away at your IT resources. In order to manage all the on-site services, the IT department prioritises their tasks and often puts in more effort to ensure the office runs smoothly. Since the office is dependent on on-site services, certain apps will have limited access. Consequently, teams, for instance, can only be accessed from the office computer, making it hard for employees to step away or help the business remain productive.
To solve these issues many companies are looking towards the cloud. The traditional concept of the office is turned into a broader definition, even allowing employees to work from home, or on-the-go using a laptop or smartphone. Employees are no longer required to sit at a work desk to remain productive when you make the switch to the cloud.
3. Fast-Evolving Business
Are you on a hiring spree? Moving your teams around? Going through a business transition?
If you are looking to be strategic during business growth or change, the cloud might be your best solution. Rearranging things internally can be difficult with on-premise. With the cloud, you have the flexibility to add or change users and licenses month-to-month. This helps ensure your business is up-to-date and speedy whilst having the freedom to maneuver around. If you tried doing this with a legacy system, the process becomes lengthy and complicated.