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Cloud Infrastructure

  Saving Costs through a Reliable Cloud Infrastructure

Everyone's moving to a cloud infrastructure today. It isn't just because it's more reliable and powerful. It's also because it saves a lot of money. From Healthcare IT to healthcare cloud services, cloud services ultimately benefit a company's bottom line by quite a lot. Here are some of the major benefits of cloud computing, in terms of saving costs.

No More On-Premise Expenses

A cloud infrastructure doesn't require a heavy investment in on-premise servers and technology. On-premise servers and technology demand a lot of work. They have to be updated and maintained. Their entire life cycles need to be managed. Even when they become defunct, there are costs for recycling the materials they are made out of.

Comparatively, with a cloud service, all the physical equipment is handled for you. All your organization has to do is manage its software licensing, and everything else is handled by the professionals, who can provide services much cheaper due to the economies of scale.

Faster Support

healthcare cloud services are backed by healthcare IT support. The faster the support, the less time employees spend idle and inefficient. There's a very easy metric that an organization can use to track this type of issue: The amount of time it takes to resolve help desk tickets. If your help desk tickets are going unanswered for 24 or even 48 hours, it may be time to consider the benefits cloud solutions and MSPs can bring.

Superior Resources

Cloud solutions deploy their resources on an as needed basis, which is what makes them so affordable and scalable. With an on-premise solution, you need to pay for a solution that will be able to operate on even your busiest days. And that means you can be paying for power you really don't need 99% of the time.

But with cloud solutions, more resources can be deployed when you need them. You pay only for the resources that you need, and you don't have to pay for them during lighter times. This reduces the amount of your IT costs overall, while also simplifying your load balancing and resource management.

Reduced Internal IT Needs

An IT department running on the cloud doesn't need as many people nor as many specialists. If your IT department is already inundated, then you will find that your IT department can now focus on efficiency, productivity, and revenue-improving opportunities. If your IT department has grown large and unwieldy, you can reduce it.

Cloud solutions can be supported by MSPs, which means companies are able to gain access to a wide variety of specialists that they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to keep on staff. MSPs are able to engage with the company at any time to help them make improvements and avoid future issues, all of which ultimately saves the company both money and time.

Lower IT Risk

When cloud solutions are managed by an MSP, there's lower IT risk overall. MSPs are able to monitor the system 24/7 from where they are, whereas most businesses can't afford 24/7 IT monitoring for their entire infrastructure. A lower IT risk directly relates to lower costs.

If an IT security breach occurs, not only does it send the company spiraling into disaster management, but it can cost the company millions in fines, penalties, and lost business. This doesn't even count the cost of loss of customer faith. Lower IT risk is always beneficial for a company, both in terms of cost and reputation.

Fewer End User Issues

Because cloud-based solutions are platform agnostic, users can connect using their laptops, tablets, phones, and other devices—without having to worry significantly about their environment. Without cloud-based platforms, employees are often relegated to a specific environment, and consequently the company may bear the burden of having to invest in work-only phones, work-only laptops, and other devices.

This is also a necessity from a security standpoint. When employees have to hold data on their laptops and phones, they need work-only devices. But with cloud solutions, all the data is still kept on the cloud; the end user's device is only an access point.

Reduced Licensing Costs

Finally, cloud-based solutions tend to have very low per seat licensing. For the most part, cloud solutions have low and predictable monthly fees. This is compared to on-premise software solutions, which can have one-time or annual licensing that are many thousands of dollars. Reduced licensing costs mean that your organization is able to acquire best-in-class technology at reasonable prices. It also means that you're purchasing software-as-a-service that will be continually updated, rather than investing upfront in a license that may be outdated and need to be renewed in just a year or two.

Those are only the benefits of cloud computing that are related directly to cost savings. Cloud services have a lot of other advantages, as well. If you want to learn more about what cloud computing can do for you, contact the experts at Cloud 339.

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