Cloud computing isn’t a new term by any stretch of the imagination, but it is one that has taken off rapidly in the past few years. Not only this, but it’s also picking up even more momentum as more and more businesses begin to realise the benefits that it offers to the enterprise. SaaS has always been the most popular platform to date and this isn’t going to change any time soon, even though IaaS and PaaS are now beginning to rise in popularity. So what better time to start your own cloud computing business right now. Perhaps you believe that it’s too difficult, or maybe you think it’s too much hassle and your business is doing just fine, thank you very much?
Traditional IT companies in the SME space are becoming less profitable as cloud has taken off, as consumers and businesses both now expect more from technology. The Break-Fix approach for example is one that is swiftly disappearing as more businesses rely on SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and monitoring software to ensure that their IT equipment is performing as it should be.
Add this to the increasing use of the cloud and to not consider it an option is to cut off your nose to spite your face. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to build your own data centre, there are plenty of opportunities for white label partnerships that mean you can make the platform your own.
Now that the UK is beginning to recover from the economic slump, it’s an ideal time to add something new to a business that’s managed to survive the worst. By choosing to offer cloud services, such as virtual desktops, to you customer base, you can increase your revenue for the New Year.
Add to this that you will appear to be an innovative company to your customers and there is little in terms of risk. All of this is taken on by the provider, who will often offer 24/7 support for you and your customers. Hosted desktops fall under the SaaS umbrella and are highly useful to organisations of all sizes, so it can really help increase your client base too.
Virtual hosted desktops enable employees to connect to the company network and see their desktop as they would as if it was at the workplace, anywhere that they have an internet connection. As winter begins to set in, this is especially useful as it means that those that live in remote areas can still work if the snow sets in.
For the employer, this is obviously a major bonus, and for those that have sales staff that work in the field it’s even more advantageous. Think about it, real-time updates of orders mean that sales can be closed that much quicker without the need to get back to the office and enter all of the details. With hosted desktop, it’s all capable of being done on the fly.
Offering cloud services can take your business to places you had previously not thought possible. Apart from anything else, as mentioned earlier, it shows that you know your stuff; that you’re not only up on new trends, but are actively offering them to your customers.
It’s important these days to show a certain amount of innovative thinking, especially in the field of telecoms and IT as they are naturally fast-moving fields. We can’t all be Mark Zuckerberg, but what we can do is ensure that our businesses have the best chance of survival by offering customers the best service that we can.
Going into 2014, it’s plain to see that cloud is going to become even more widely deployed than ever before, so make sure your business is a part of it by offering cloud services to them.
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