Have you ever met a business owner who wasn’t anticipating their company growing as time progresses? No one has! But what often gets neglected, is considering whether your IT Solution is even capable of growing along with the company. By virtualizing your network, it becomes extremely scalable – able to grow with your company step for step. When evaluating your networks scalability, there are some important factors to keep in mind:
- Does my network have unlimited growth potential?
- Is the network easy to manage – how long to add new users and get them working?
- Is your network designed to accommodate horizontal AND vertical growth?
- How will all of this impact your company’s bottom line?
As money tends to be the first and last concern of every business, let’s address how True Scalability will affect your company’s bottom line. In the same study by Vanson Bourne, “The Business Impact of the Cloud,” companies employing cloud applications / virtualized networks saw a 16% reduction in operating costs, 15% reduction in IT spending, and 16% reduction in IT maintenance costs. These savings are due to reduced downtime, reduced implementation time of new workstations or upgrades, increased process efficiency. With a virtual network, the process for adding new employees (or even a whole new building of employees) is significantly faster. Virtualized workstations can be setup significantly faster than a physical workstation, reducing the time to implementation.
A virtualized network doesn’t have the same constraints as a traditional network. In the traditional model, if your company had more than one location, then each location likely had its own server, network, and data. Any major transfer of files required IT staff to physically move the data from one location to another via an external hard drive. Within a virtualized network, multiple satellite locations can always communicate with headquarters, all able to access and share data as needed.
Don’t let your company’s network or IT Solution hold you back! Find out how we can help your company achieve the flexibility, mobility, and scalability you need to become a productivity powerhouse. Reach out to us at 602-802-8353 or Support@Accram.com to schedule a free network assessment and learn more about how Mobile Office can help you become an industry leader!