The bottom line is very important for small business owners to consider when it comes to IT, and CFOs must consider several factors in determining expenditure. Originally, Capital Expenses were a requirement for running a server. This was because of limitations in technology, but now that the technological landscape has changed, what once required dedicated real estate, skilled IT Personnel, and loads of time and money can now be outsourced and accessed remotely. These technology improvements have provided an opportunity for small businesses to eliminate capital expenditure (CapEx) on servers, while significantly reducing operating expenditure (OpEx).
CapEx/OpEx in a Hosted Environment
Cost predictability is a determining factor when investing time and money, and Hard-cost investments are limited because business owners would rather invest in activities that generate revenue. That’s why so many smaller companies are outsourcing their IT –they have more flexibility, they have access to the newest technologies without investing in a ton of upfront capital, and they’re able keep operational costs low and predictable.
Servers are Better Hosted
When businesses decide to outsource their IT infrastructure they instantly feel the benefits. An on-site dedicated server is no longer needed, and all the maintenance is taken care of. As Dave Michels at TalkingPointz put it: “The shift to hosted I.T. is actually the buyer shifting the responsibility to the provider.” That’s why our customers love us. Many processes are standardized and automated, improving efficiency and collaboration, and other features can be bundled in as needed, which help companies simplify their I.T. bills and expenses.
The ability to reduce capital and operational costs, and the flexibility to pay as you grow are only a few of the benefits hosted I.T. offers. Contact Mobile Office Hosted I.T. to learn more about how we can give you the competitive advantage in the modern marketplace.