As a manager, CTO or CFO of a firm, one of the most persistent problems you face is related to “managing IT cost.” You must strike a balance between productivity and the operating cost. We know you’re already running a tight ship, cutting costs wherever necessary. But only cutting costs is not enough, you should try to optimize them too.
Now when we are in the cloud era, this is not something unattainable. There are a number of tools and applications that help you achieve productivity and optimize cost at the same time. Here, we are giving you top 5 IT cost-cutting ideas that will boost your business. Let’s begin:
Move your workload on the cloud
Cloud till now has gained much-required trust and credibility as a platform which helps you host your web applications, and make them available anytime anywhere. Here you pay for only what you need. Hence, you save cost. For a new business, setting up infrastructure means high capital demands. But, if you choose to host your infrastructure on the cloud, then you can save your capex.
A powerful cloud platform like Microsoft Azure can be the right choice here. Azure provides ultimate speed and reliability to the most difficult workloads. By moving your applications and infrastructure on it, your business gets increased agility and scalability per demand. MDSC1 provides Azure IT infrastructure services in Dubai, to help you manage and optimize cost.
Use Office 365 to increase productivity
Most of the organizations do not reassess the cost of the software they are paying for. Thus, finding a more cost-effective solution can be better move. Without any further ado, let’s discuss how Office 365 helps your business in cutting costs. The major benefit is – automation of tasks.
With Office 365, employees can communicate better and faster through many professional tools like SharePoint Online, Exchange, Skype for Business and more. Other capabilities include:
- Ability to access all files and documents easily.
- Cloud storage via OneDrive for Business.
- Ability to have real-time communications, meetings via video conferencing through Skype for Business app.
- Security of files and documents with strong SLA guarantees.
Explore cloud storage options
Another way through which you can considerably cut IT costs is by choosing cloud-based storage options. One of the widely-used cloud storage solution is OneDrive. It mostly comes as a part of the Office 365 suite. By storing your documents, files, images etc. on it, you can free up the space on the on-premise hardware storage.
It gives increased business agility and continuity. The files can be accessed from anywhere and from any device with an internet connection. You can even save the files offline for faster accessibility. Physical modes of saving data are always at a risk of being misplaced, stolen, mishandled or destroyed with natural or man-made factors. But, stuff stored in cloud is always available even when a disaster strikes.
Use cloud backup-as-a-service
Choosing a cloud-based backup service can save your documents and files from getting lost due to any natural disaster and eventually save you cost. A cloud-backup software saves multiple copies of your data on the cloud, which can be accessed as and when required.
Go for Enterprise Management Solutions by MDSC1
With our enterprise management solutions, we suggest, design, build and manage your complete IT infrastructure. Our services include:
- Enterprise Mobility + Security
The most trusted Enterprise Mobility + Security solution powered by Microsoft, helps you gain access to a wide set of capabilities that are sure to give new heights to your business. We offer plans for meeting demands per user and not per device, thus helping you to manage cost in a better way. Some of the features include Identity and access management, Azure Active Directory, Identity-driven security, threat analytics and more.
- Microsoft System Center
With Microsoft System Center, you get a joint-management capability across the service provider, Microsoft Azure environments and on-premise environment. Thus, you get a single-view of all your cloud services. With its scalability and automation, organizations can manage their IT infrastructure economically and quickly.
With SolarWinds, you get access to many IT management software that can help you solve the complexities of an IT environment.
It helps organizations in using Microsoft System Center in a simplified manner. The organizational efficiency you get can help you reduce cost by nearly 30%.
It allows you to have complete visibility into the IT infrastructure and the service delivery. It provides real-time IT analytics for end-users.
How MDSC1 can help you save your IT costs?
MDSC1 is your one-stop provider for all IT needs. From cloud offerings like Microsoft Azure to productivity solutions like Office 365, we offer everything. Our plans and pricing structure are customer-oriented, and as such priced to perfection.
Moreover, our IT experts are always available to assist you with service and product related queries and issues. So, if you are planning to run your new business or are already running a full-fledged enterprise, we can help chart your success path.
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