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  • Cloudsis Cloud Team

Cloud Computing: Business considerations

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Maintaining and optimising the performance of your locally installed applications and managing your data effectively can be costly, time-consuming and a bit of a hassle. If you’re weighing up your options as your server nears its expiring date and considering migrating to the cloud, here are some things to consider.

How much is your IT costing?

Every so often servers have to be replaced: how much will this cost and how much resource is involved to maintain it?

A new server typically costs ….. Moreover, powering an on-site server isn’t cheap. How much of its capacity are you actually using? Migrating to a new server can also take time, depending on a variety of factors, a typical migration can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

Why not consider using the resources of a cloud provider and switch to a flexible monthly subscription. By doing so you can considerably cut down your capital and operating costs for equipment and infrastructure.

How do you manage the maintenance of your IT?

How do you currently maintain your server? Who’s going to install, set up and manage it? How much does this cost? Do you have a managed service agreement to look after your server, monitor its health and install patches? How much productivity do you lose as your equipment becomes outdated?

On our cloud platform, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest hardware and software all included in your monthly subscription – not to mention round the clock support. From the perspective of your accounts system, our clients often report both better performance and reduced support burden. If you are a Pegasus Software user Opera 3 upgrades are also quicker and less disruptive as your system will be always up to the specs.

How do you manage your security and backups?