OK. You hire someone to store your data in the cloud instead of keeping it on your own server and making copies. And you pay on an ongoing basis.
How is that possibly going to be cheaper than just making a one-time investment and keeping it yourself? Let’s count the ways:
- You lose the hardware expense –a capital expenditure cost.
- If that hardware fails, you are out in the cold.
- Someone has to maintain that hardware. In-house IT labor is expensive.
- To increase your storage space, you may need to purchase more gradually over time.
- All that hardware runs on software, which costs money.
- You need to install, update, etc. all that software (see #3).
- All that hardware and software has to run 24/7. Are you large enough to pay for in-house monitoring and support 24/7?
- It is crucial to implement effective measures to safeguard important data. This includes ensuring reliable virus protection and having competent IT support.
Ok. The list doesn’t end here, but this blog will. Talk to Nettology LLC about how the cloud can be a real budget saver for small and medium-sized firms.