If you are an IT manager, a CIO, or technology director, you undoubtedly had to ask yourself this question: Should I outsource IT capabilities and trust a managed services provider or keep it in house?Read More
Getting a cloud-based start-up up and running can be a daunting process. Finding the right software that integrates best with your business model can also cause some serious headaches. So when asked the question “Which IT products should I know when launching a cloud-based start-up?” we here at iCorps try to steer you in the right direction. Below you will find 4 tools that every IT engineer should think about when launching their new cloud based business.
IT infrastructure is the backbone of modern business. The rising demands of IT resources is putting pressure on budgets and staff so prioritizing your IT needs is essential. What does your business need vs what can it do without? How much control do you need vs how much can you outsource? Lots of questions to ask yourself.
Facts to Consider when Making the Move to the Cloud
- 82% of companies say that moving to the cloud has saved them money
- 14% of companies downsized their IT after cloud adoption
- 84% of CIOs report that they have cut application costs by moving to the cloud.
- 21% Annual savings of users who move apps to the cloud
- 80% of cloud adopters saw improvements within 6 months of moving to the cloud
- More than 60% of businesses utilize cloud for performing IT-related operations
- By 2015, 1 of every 7 dollars spent on packaged software, server, and storage offering will be through the public cloud model
- 73% of IT Staff who say employees personal use of the cloud influenced enterprise adoption of cloud computing
- The cloud also helps companies and businesses save resources, which is why 14% of companies using the technology have downsized their IT department.
- More than 90 percent of all companies saw at least one area of improvement in their IT department since they moved to the cloud.
- Small businesses face less workforce resistance to cloud adoption.
- About 64 percent of organizations say that adopting cloud based solutions has helped them reduce waste and lower energy consumption.
- 41% of the head executives and employees claim to be using some kind of cloud in their company
- Cloud Computing tops the list as the highest IT priority
- Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB, compared to the alternative of running its own IT system.
- 2014 is the 1st year that the majority of computing workloads take place in the cloud (51%) versus in the traditional IT space (49%).
This blog comes to us couresy of Microsoft from an interivew conducted with our Chief Operating Officer Kim Williams, written by Cindy Lyman, Chief Financial Officer at Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
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Taken narrowly, it means locking down corporate data so no one can steal it, meddle with it, or disrupt it. Taken broadly, it means your systems are reliable. And reliability depends on due diligence.
Back when client/server computing was the dominant model for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), the file server was the means of managing a company’s documents, spreadsheets, and other unstructured data.
Forget for a minute all the numbers on the growth curve predicted for information technology (IT) managed services. We know it’s rapidly growing among small to midsized businesses (SMBs). So, let’s focus on its key value propositions.
The era of Cloud-based solutions is all about tapping into the best apps as services -- when and where you need them. That’s why Microsoft’s Office 365 for the iPad launch, along with its recent partnership with Salesforce were welcome news for end users.
5 Considersation to keep in mind when choosing the right MSP
Almost every small to midsized businesses (SMBs) look for ways to address vital IT needs, without adding to its overhead costs. That’s where tapping into an IT managed services provider (MSP) can help accomplish both goals.
You know there are hundreds of managed services providers, promising you the moon. Also, every consulting firm, technology reseller, and consultancy is talking up IT managed services.
So how do you pick the MSP that’s right for you?