Three Ways the Cloud is a Cost-Effective Option for Businesses
As technology has developed, the tools available for businesses to use have gained considerable benefits. One particularly paradigm-shifting advancement, the cloud, has allowed businesses access to better solutions than ever before, and with the bonus of making them easier to manage. Let’s go over a few such solutions that many businesses are now embracing.
Most businesses today rely on their email for a sizable portion of their business operations, but the way that they support this email is much different than how they once did in the past. Rather than maintaining an on-premise email server and taking on the need for the in-house space, experience, and investment that such an implementation requires, many businesses are now using email solutions that are part of a Software-as-a-Service offering (more on SaaS later). Taking this route has enabled many small and medium-sized businesses to adopt a much more financially feasible means of using email, along with the available benefits of hosting.
Voice over Internet Protocol is swiftly being adopted as the way businesses and private users alike place phone calls. Much like an email solution, it can be hosted either onsite or in the cloud, with many businesses realizing the inherent benefits of the latter option.
For starters, using a hosted VoIP solution means that a business is no longer on the hook for the on-site hardware (very similarly to hosted email, as you may have noticed). As a result, it is easier to scale up and down your solution to meet your needs, and your telephony as a whole is much more mobile.
The As-a-Service Model
We’re back to SaaS, as well as the other cloud-based services available to a business. Again, by virtue of the cloud-hosted nature of a Software-as-a-Service solution (as can be found in Platform-as-a-Service, Network-as-a-Service, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service) these solutions are a more efficient option for businesses that need access to a given resource, but cannot support these needs independently in a cost-effective way. By delivering these resources via the cloud, providers enable these businesses to put these options into use.
If you feel that the cloud would be useful for your business to take advantage of for any of its operational needs or processes, reach out to Directive and talk to one of our seasoned professionals. We can help you determine your best course of action and assist you in following through with it. To learn more, give us a call at 607.433.2200.