Business Insights

Minimizing overhead is one of today’s biggest challenges in running a business. Fortunately, the creation of the Internet has brought us cloud-based data services that can dramatically reduce your costs.

Before the cloud, your business would have to spend time and money on purchasing or leasing equipment. Then you would have to dedicate valuable storage space for the installation of hardware. You or an outsourced technical team would have to handle maintenance and upgrades. When new innovations appeared, you’d have to spend additional time and money on software purchases and upgrades. Then, of course, if there was a natural or man-made disaster at your location, all your data could be lost.

A cloud-based hosted data service helps your business in many ways. It lets you:

  • Avoid the capital investment of purchasing equipment
  • Eliminate the need to install and dedicate space for equipment within your facility
  • Replace IT maintenance personnel with a service requiring very limited IT support
  • Gain access to the features most needed for a successful business environment
  • Recover quickly in case of disasters since the equipment and the data are off-site

Members of The Ideacom Network can help you find a cloud-based hosted data service that brings your business these bottom-line benefits:

Cost Savings
Cloud-based data services are available for modest monthly fees that are significantly lower than the cost of purchasing, housing, maintaining, and upgrading on-premise servers and related equipment. It’s been shown that 80% of technology budgets relate to updates of software and equipment. The cloud lets you avoid these costs.

With cloud-based hosted data services, your business can quickly adapt to market changes and take advantage of opportunities as they appear. The limitations of housing your own data disappear.

Time Savings
You want to run your business. That means building a successful business plan and strategy, seeing opportunities, and leveraging them as part of your success. Managing equipment and giving your business access to the latest technology is costly and time-consuming. Using cloud-based hosted data services frees up time for you and your employees to focus on how best to grow your business and satisfy your customers.

Having the advanced features that support your type of business operation is an important consideration. Hosted data services give you access to features that make your operation more productive and competitive.

The amount of data your company generates and needs to access can grow without limitation when it is held by data managers. On-site equipment can limit your growth and require large capital expenses in order to expand your data storage. A cloud-based hosted data service makes it easy to grow your business and the data needed to support it.

Security and Compliance
Data stored in the cloud is carefully encrypted and backed up so, in case of a power outage, fire, flood or any other man-made or natural disaster, your business can recover more quickly and not lose any of the data important to your business operations. Cloud-based data services can also help you maintain compliance with any industry regulations you must follow as well as help protect you from security threats such as ransomware.

Cloud-based hosted data services can help you manage your business more efficiently while reducing your overhead. Today’s cloud is a very good friend to business.