Any business that’s looking to remain viable over the long run is going to try and cut unnecessary expenses wherever possible. Technology development changes necessary expense thresholds for profitability and competitive viability. When computers were first invented, they were the size of a bus and not much more effective than a pocket calculator.
Today, you have in your pocket a smartphone more capable than NASA during the Apollo missions. Interestingly, it is exponentially less expensive than these early computers were. The situation is much the same with business technology. Older solutions were more expensive and did less. The key to your business is staying ahead of changes.
Right now, cloud computing has breached the fringe barrier and is quickly becoming known as a fundamental need for most businesses. 94% of enterprises are on the cloud today. Not making the transition is a great way to lose competitive viability. Following, we’ll cover potential cloud savings and remote management tactics worth considering.
Do You Really Need To Rent That Office At $10k A Month?
Decentralized network interface through Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Device as a Service (DaaS), and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) make it so you don’t need much infrastructural hardware on-site—just the odd backup, and end-user portals. You can use “Device” DaaS to “rent” end-user portals for staff, store data on the cloud, and subbing devices out when there’s an issue.
Another approach might be simply outsourcing devices entirely. You can have employees bring their own under BYOD protocols, while management uses company hardware. BYOD is known to increase employee productivity and reduce total hardware costs; though it doesn’t entirely get rid of them. Even with total cloud implementation, you’ll still need some hardware.
That said, you can cut it down to a fraction of what it was. It’s not without the bounds of expectation to see a 90% reduction in direct hardware costs. If you can cut down 90% of hardware, you’ll end up paying thirty or forty percent of what you were through the difference made up by a cloud option, that’s a net savings of sixty to seventy percent. You might even save more, depending on what sort of cloud you need, and how much hardware you can cut.
Additional Savings Potential
The earlier projection doesn’t take into account either saving deriving from reduced operational space costs or savings from a reduced need for on-site tech personnel. You don’t have to rent an office for a hundred employees when only the ten of you in management are needed on-site. You don’t need five tech guys either, now; just one
You can now cut 90% of your office rental costs down, and much of your tech employee expenses. Custodial, furniture, hardware, parking, utility bills—these almost entirely evaporate.
Remote Management Tactics
You’ll need some sort of software solution for remote management infrastructure as you pursue decentralized operation. There are many different options to choose from; which one fits your business will depend on a few things.
To help you make the right choice, you might want to seek consultation, or at the very least consider the options available. While it can be a bit daunting to find the right remote software management, in this article DNSstuff wrote about it, including several worthwhile software choices to explore.
Maximizing Cloud Utility
When you’ve got total cloud infrastructure, that can cut costs exceptionally. Remote management software helps you maintain the effectiveness of such remote operations, maximizing savings and reducing security as well as operational issues. Consultation is key in helping you find the best balance here. Generally, make the switch right, and you’ll be more productive without having to spend more.