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Free whitepaper: how to maximise IT for your SMB

Do you know how to successfully navigate IT infrastructure for your SMB?

There’s a general misconception that sophisticated IT solutions are only affordable to large corporations with big budgets. This view is changing. Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) – up to 500 employees – are starting to be offered advanced IT solutions.

Sophisticated IT needs sophisticated infrastructure and software. Infrastructure includes the kit to get a business functioning. Software, largely as hosted applications, boosts efficiency and ultimately, performance. Traditionally, IT infrastructure services have been provided via on-site hardware. More recently, an alternative has emerged for very small SMBs: moving these services into the cloud. And, right now, something new is emerging: a hybrid alternative for larger SMBs. 

It’s an approach which has been made possible by highly integrated, virtualized, intelligent edge IT hardware infrastructure in the cloud (both public and private), high-speed wireless technologies, and a powerful next generation of smart mobile devices.

Through hybrid cloud delivery, solutions can offer the same IT business experience as a fully managed local IT service, but delivered via the internet from secure data centers. It’s a far more straightforward alternative to owning and managing on-premise IT infrastructure, and has significant advantages:

  • Cost savings: services can cost 30% to 50% less
  • Improve productivity: it’s faster to get employees up and running with new services
  • Low equipment investment: use existing computers, maybe buy some smart mobile devices
  • Easy setup: simple transition from on-premise IT infrastructure
  • Hassle free: cloud providers offer fully managed IT systems
  • Reliable: many cloud providers already provide more than 99% availability
  • Predictable: a wide range of Service Level Agreements for support and management
  • Future-proof: no long commitments are needed, and the cloud provider upgrades the technology
  • Remote access: users can connect to a business IT system from anywhere over the internet
  • Business continuity: provides a disaster recovery solution

For tips on how to maximise the huge opportunities on offer, and future-proof your business today, download the whitepaper here.

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