When you think about them, you remember all the good service they have given in the last years and all the data you have been able to process and store. You think about all your business applications running on them every single day… but do you even think about how much money and time is invested to keep those machines running?
IS MY IT TEAM GOING AWAY? Moving to the cloud doesn’t mean getting rid of your IT Team! Only your legacy systems and servers are concerned. In the eBook “9 Questions Nobody Asks their ERP Partner…but should“, the 2 most important question is “How can our company contribute to project success?“. The reality is that the success of your migration also depends on your IT team. In fact, one major element that contributes to a failed migration is the lack of implications from the Client’s IT Team. The IT role is facing a major evolution… but is not in perdition.
IaaS is removing the need to run applications on an enterprise’s server, but an IT operations team should still prepare for support challenges and resource management. With an on-premises system, your IT team is responsible for the hardware and environment and have to jump into action when there are any issues. But with IaaS, your IT team doesn’t have to worry about running into the office when the power goes out or a hard drive craps out, etc. They get to manage the servers and not worry about the hardware or the environment.
So, let’s do it together, you might be surprised by the results (especially if you are an On-Premise advocate)! Lately, there has been significant growth/expansion with Microsoft Azure, more companies are discussing digital transformation and discussing what infrastructure they could potentially move to the Cloud and you might have been tempted to take the big step of moving your CRM or ERP system.
Hold your horses now! Before making big-time decisions, let’s make sure we know what you are currently spending and compare your options with the Total Cost of Ownership of a Cloud Solution.
*** if you want to know the answer without the explanations, go to section 3 “The actual Cost of Ownership comparison $$$”***