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Using Hosted Services Can Save You a Buck or Two

Using Hosted Services Can Save You a Buck or Two

The cloud helps businesses of all industries be more efficient with their operations, including on the financial side. Today, we want to explore three major ways your business can save money by switching to the cloud and making it a central component of its operational structure.

However, before we get into the nitty-gritty, it’s worth a quick explanation of cloud services. Essentially, you can consider cloud-based solutions as being hosted on someone else’s computer. You then access the solutions through the Internet. As we will see, this has many benefits that save your company financial resources.

Fewer Capital Expenditures

When you use cloud-based solutions, you are saving money on software licensing fees. Rather than paying for licenses, which can then be distributed to your team, you pay for account access to important solutions that allow your team to get their work done. This means that your team is constantly using the most up-to-date version of the software, eliminating the need to purchase expensive licensing or risk paying for extended support of legacy apps.

Easier Maintenance, Management, and Upgrades

You know the saying, time is money. This is essential in explaining the value presented by cloud services and solutions. Ordinarily, you’d be responsible for the management, maintenance, and upkeep of the many software solutions your business requires on a day-to-day basis. All of this management—including security and performance updates—comes at a cost to you in terms of lost productivity. Any time your technicians spend deploying updates is time that isn’t spent on more lucrative projects and initiatives. Since cloud-based tools are upgraded on the provider’s end, you don’t have to worry about this time sink or risk forgetting in the first place.

Scalable and Flexible Solutions

How often have you added an employee to the team, only to find that they come with hidden costs, like software and hardware acquisition, for them to do their work? It’s hard to make changes to a hard-and-fixed system like traditional software solutions, but it’s easier with one that is as dynamic and flexible, like the cloud. You can easily add users and accounts to make growth less of a pain to predict.

Get Started with Cloud-Based Tools Today

Your business has limited resources, and you cannot run the risk of those resources being used on inefficient tools and solutions. The cloud offers your business the opportunity to aggressively cut back on investments in technology through the three-pronged approach outlined in today’s article. If you’re ready to commit to the cloud, don’t wait any longer. 

Contact Out of the Box Solutions at 800-750-4OBS (4627) to get started.

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