No matter what size your company may be, your technology assets play a crucial role in facilitating the kind of productivity and agility you need to sustain a competitive advantage. That’s why even the smallest businesses can benefit from powerful, innovative cloud-based IT management services. These robust applications can help organizations of all types and sizes to realize the full potential of the significant investment they’ve made in their technology solutions.
Like most other small business software systems, the cost and resources required to purchase and support many of the IT management software products has historically been prohibitive. As a results, smaller firms have been unable to streamline and automate related processes.
All that has changed with cloud computing. The cloud computing model, also known as hosted, on-demand, or software-as-a-service (SaaS), has eliminated many of the barriers to small business software, such as high price tags, long and expensive implementations, and extensive ongoing maintenance that drains staff resources. Smaller organizations can now subscribe to (or rent) software systems – which have already been installed, tested, and provisioned at a third-party provider’s site – for an affordable monthly fee, which includes all upgrades, enhancements, and repairs. This provides them with access to the same kinds of technology solutions that their larger competitors are leveraging – without busting their budgets.
Think about it like this: Cloud computing is transforming enterprise software into a commodity. What gmail did to email (why would you run an email server anyway?) and Salesforce.com did to CRM, is now happening with many other areas of enterprise software, and small businesses can take advantage of it today.
The same holds true for cloud-based IT Management solutions. For many years, mid-sized and larger enterprises have relied on these tools to achieve significant advantages, including:
- Increased control over and visibility into even the most complex IT architectures
- Better tracking of PCs, servers, and other components throughout their lifecycle – from acquisition through obsolescence
- Minimized risk through faster, better detection of network security threats like viruses and spyware
- Enhanced software license compliance through more precise contract management
- Improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness of key IT management processes
Why is on-demand, or cloud computing, so valuable to smaller companies? Because for the first time, it empowers them to leverage the same types of IT management solutions, as well as other small business software applications, so they can realize the same substantial benefits. Visit our Web site to learn more about cloud-based IT management systems from SAManage, and how they can help small businesses increase control over their technology infrastructures, and maximize return on their IT investments.