IT’s Key to a Stress Free Summer Vacation: Managed Cloud
At Navisite, we pride ourselves on setting the bar high when it comes to exceptional client service, and it’s incredibly important to us that we get to know every client in a way that goes well beyond their job title. This translates into to providing them with innovative, industry-leading cloud solutions to help them be more effective from nine to five, Monday through Friday, while also offering something that comes with no price tag: true peace of mind 24/7/365 – whether at your desk or hiking the Grand Canyon with your college buddies.
Simply put, managed cloud is the key to your IT team having a stress free summer 2016, and I know that we all agree that these unsung heroes of the enterprise deserve to enjoy some fun and relaxation without the fear of a bombardment of urgent emails and texts.
So how can you ensure that you’re selecting the right cloud provider for your business today that will also evolve alongside you in the years to come?
It’s a big decision with no one size fits all solution. It is crucial that you find a partner with the means and initiative to make each engagement customized to the unique needs of your company and IT team. Some questions to consider as you kick off this process:
Where Are You In Your Cloud Journey?
There’s not necessarily any one inherently right or wrong approach, and I often hear from clients that the path they ultimately choose is often determined as much by their industry or competitive environment than it is management’s perspective on cloud’s value. I always recommend this free tool as a great first step to quickly receive a snapshot of where your organization is currently tracking on your cloud journey.
What Are Your Primary Goals?
While this is somewhat of a generalization, after dozens of conversations with clients and prospects over the years, I’ve found that while the benefits of the cloud are numerous, when it comes to an organization’s primary goals for using cloud services, two words come up most often: savings and agility.
What’s Really Impacting Your Business Today?
Are you trying to better support flexible work arrangement and enhanced collaboration? Are you concerned about the increasing impact of the Internet of Things? Are you struggling with the reality of shadow IT? How these megatrends are affecting your business today will impact how you ultimately evaluate your prospective cloud provider.
Often the answer to the above questions is managed cloud. A managed cloud provider can help unleash your technical personnel from the IT closet – and give them freedom to take time during the summer months! Benefits of Managed Cloud services:
Tried and true architecture aids networking and security compliance
Fully-managed support of operating systems to support legacy applications
Designed to decrease costs via the outsourcing of data centre services
Pay-as-you-go model supports decreased capital costs
Flexible network architectures maximizes application configuration
Let experts handle your IT environment, while you enjoy your team enjoys summer vacation!
These questions are truly just the start as we at Navisite know well that choosing a cloud provider is no easy task and a crucial decision. To read more about the additional important elements that should be carefully considered during the evaluation process, download the white paper Choosing the Right Cloud Provider for Your Business.