Switch to the Cloud, Ditch the Capital Expense


We don’t have to tell you this, but here it goes anyway: infrastructure is expensive. Really, really expensive. Even for a small to medium sized company, setting up a new on-site phone system or data center could set you back tens of thousands of dollars in one shot, each time you move or upgrade (which hopefully won’t be for a while after that huge expense). But hey, it’s worth it in the long run to own your own infrastructure, right?

Well …

The truth is that, for many if not most businesses, the cloud is not only the cheaper option, but also the more reliable, secure, and effective one, too. Surprised?

Let’s start with just the first part here: cost. Most obviously, switching to the cloud to provide your phones, data hosting, and other telecom infrastructure swaps out the need to save and plan for a hefty capital expense. Instead, it becomes a consistent, reliable, low monthly operating expense. Already, you’re saving money and getting more long-term cost certainty.

But we’re not done yet! Switching to the cloud also saves you money is less obvious (but equally important) ways:

  • No energy costs.
  • No storage or floor space required.
  • No labor costs to install, service, or maintain equipment.

That last one represents a huge opportunity cost. Since your IT department doesn’t have to manage the physical resources, you can redirect them to other core business tasks that actually add to your bottom line. Once you add up all the hidden costs of dealing with on-site equipment, you might find that you’re paying more per month to manage it, ON TOP OF the thousands required to buy it in the first place!

How about reliability? Well, think about what would happen if your own on-site server goes down. Do you have a backup? If so, is your backup also in the same location? What if you suffer a power outage in a storm? What if a pipe bursts? Who is going to fix it, how long will it take, and how much money are you going to lose?

Moving telecom essentials to the cloud helps you avoid disaster and mitigate risk. Your low monthly fee buys you redundant systems, network security, and a team of professionals providing 24 hour service and support.

So should you switch to the cloud and ditch your expensive physical infrastructure? Quite possibly! However, every business is unique, and needs to be viewed individually and holistically before determining what kind of approach is going to provide the best mix of affordability, security, reliability, and productivity.

That’s what we do at TelDesigns. Our team has decades of experience, both in the telecom industry and in working with businesses of all types and sizes. We have developed relationships with over 200 telecom service and equipment providers so that you don’t have to, and we’ll consult with you to determine which kinds of services are going to give you the best bang for your buck.

Is your network infrastructure costing you money? Ditch the expense and switch to a better solution with help from TelDesigns. Check us out at teldesigns.com, or give us a call at (616) 965-2030.

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