With the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 365, the benefits of joining the cloud have grown even more. The
- Subscription-based pricing: You pay as you go, often on an annual basis, unlike conventional on-premise systems where you have to make a major up-front investment in licenses, hardware and software. You benefit from better cash flow and far greater IT flexibility.
- Lower overhead: Upgrades, maintenance, and system administration take place in the cloud and are managed by the vendor, so you don't have to spend nights or weekends supervising a new version upgrade or a failed server. Studies find that cloud-based business software cost 50% less than on-premise software over a four-year period for a 100-employee company.
- High availability: Cloud software architectures are designed from the ground up for maximum network performance, so they frequently deliver better application-level availability than conventional, on-premise solutions.
- Security: For many companies, the level of security and availability, disaster recovery and back-up provided by a software-as-a-service provider far exceeds that which they can provide themselves.
- Ease of access at any time, and from anywhere: SaaS software is "always on," making it easy to grow your business and support remote workers and locations, or support a highly mobile sales or service team, because people can access the cloud any time, day or night, from any browser, desktop, or mobile device around the globe, 24x7.
If these benefits sound like “life-savers” for you and your business, please contact us to learn how to proceed with
By Jim Drumm with Sikich,