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On-premises IT infrastructure can be costly and complex to maintain. See how switching to the cloud can reduce your TCO and deliver real business value.
It’s not an easy time to run a business. A turbulent economy, global talent shortage, and the lingering effects of the global pandemic are providing a wealth of unique challenges for business owners to juggle.
Surviving these times requires finding new efficiencies, both in terms of costs and productivity, and one area that can cause undue expense and complexity is on-premises IT systems.
By migrating to a cloud-based solution you can mitigate the risk of downtime, save your business ongoing maintenance costs, and give you and your IT team time back to focus on more strategic operations.
Read on to discover what a move to the cloud could do for your business – and how it can save you time, money, and resources in the long term.
Remove Hidden Costs From Your IT Architecture
Changing your IT infrastructure and migrating to the cloud might seem like another monthly cost you can’t afford, but your on-premises system itself has a whole host of hidden costs above the cost of the hardware itself.
These include the price of powering datacenters, software and license costs, the IT resources you need for backups and maintenance, and site storage for servers. Then there’s the cost of unexpected downtime, and the regular capital investments you need to scale and grow.
Forrester has estimated that 80% of IT budget spending goes towards maintenance and just 20% is invested in new projects and initiatives.
With software-as-a-service (SaaS), you pay one subscription fee that you can rely on month after month – making budgeting easier and mitigating the unforeseen costs of hardware failures. And, most importantly, you only ever pay for what you need with solutions that scale seamlessly to meet your requirements.
Companies like The Wallace Group have shaved 25% off their IT infrastructure operating costs by moving their project accounting system to the cloud. And, as a consequence, the company has avoided the risks of operational downtime – a lesson it learned the hard way over the last couple of years.
“Our on-premises solution couldn’t fully support our teams when we had to temporarily close our offices due to COVID-19,” says Tina Bordieri, Administrative Manager at The Wallace Group. “We simply couldn’t complete all of our work effectively without being in the office.”
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Give Your IT Team Their Time Back to Deliver Real Business Value
As with your budget, your time is also precious. Whether your organization has a dedicated IT team or not, the day-to-day maintenance of your infrastructure pulls your people away from more valuable projects.
According to INAP’s State of IT Infrastructure Management report, 59% of IT professionals are frustrated by the time spent on routine infrastructure activities. And 84% agreed that they “could bring more value to their organization if they spent less time on routine tasks”.
Ask yourself: how could you better spend the time it takes to maintain and manually backup your on-premises IT infrastructure? And what could you achieve if you had that time back to refocus on business strategy?
With a SaaS solution, you can manage your infrastructure without having to do any of the heavy lifting – and with no additional maintenance fees. And you can leave licenses, backups, and maintenance to your SaaS provider.
Not only this, but you can rest assured your company is always supported by the very latest software versions and security patches, so your infrastructure will perform optimally as standard.
Migrate to the Cloud with a Partner That Has Your Back
Like everything, cloud migration is easiest when you have the right partner by your side.
With the Deltek Cloud, you’ll gain the backing of an industry expert that will take care of the migration for you, so you can focus on the things that make your business tick. We’ll handle everything like security, scalability, hosting, licenses, and backups – and give you back the time and budget needed to deliver real business value, increase your profitability, and grow.
Our team are specialists in compliance, too – so we can keep your SaaS solution running safely. We also have regimented failsafe and disaster recovery plans to make sure your business isn’t disrupted by IT issues, keeping you working and generating revenue.
Our customers see real savings by migrating their IT infrastructure – including Haley & Aldrich, who save $200,000 per year by leveraging the Deltek Cloud. We’d love to see how much we can help you save, too.
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The sooner you get your people in the right place, doing the work that will really deliver value for your business, the easier it will be to protect and even increase your profitability during the current economic instability.
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