The phrase “disruptive technology” is often used to describe cloud services, but this implies friction, conflict and uncertainty. Instead, we see cloud computing as an evolution of how IT services are delivered.
Cloud computing represents a shift from the buy-break-fix-replace concept to a flexible, pay-as-you-go model. And, end users are on board with hybrid cloud adaptation increasing from 58 percent to 71 percent in a single year according to a 2016 survey conducted by RightScale.
It’s no surprise companies are actively moving away from the expensive and inefficient break-fix IT model when cloud computing can meet their needs for increased mobility, scalability and performance.
Luckily, the explosive growth of the cloud market, combined with the reality of further evolution, offers a unique opportunity for both cloud providers and IT partners to expand their reach and better service their customers.
Benefits of Cloud-Based Services:
- Alleviate the need to buy or replace hardware applications
- Reduce the amount of on-site management and maintenance
- Get re-occurring revenue from the “as-a-service” subscription-based model
- Develop a strategic partnership with clients and boost overall client loyalty
By adding cloud-based services to your portfolio of solutions, you’ll take the next step in developing your business model and delivering value to your clients.