Top executives across sectors and organizational size enjoy the pay-as-you-go economics because it keeps cash in the bank longer. According to Forrester Research, the business benefits of cloud computing include:
Speed to Market:
Starting with a prebuilt, enterprise-level IT foundation
allows clients to accelerate launch times of projects
Lower Financial Risk:
Reduce the risks of on-premise solutions that
require upfront capital expenses with an uncertain
Greater Financial Visibility:
A cloud-based managed service provider helps
executives more accurately forecast the costs of
adding new users or locations.
Better Cash Flow:
Avoid assuming debt and keeping cash in the
Free up Internal Resources
to focus on innovations that drive business instead
of daily trouble-shooting
Find the Right Provider for Your Business
As utility and cloud computing gains popularity, more IT consulting services and computing network consultants are incorporating ‘utility services’ into their offerings.
To determine the integrity and authority of the utility computing provider, collect references, study service-level agreements and create a set of ‘utility computing guidelines’, or expected goals that are to be achieved by signing with a vendor. Contracts should be month-to-month and should allow you to cancel at any time unconditionally. Capital investments in IT should be minimal at best.
To find the IT vendor that’s right for you, check out The Nine Things To Consider When Choosing An Outsourced IT Solution.