Who needs budget blow-outs, hardware and software upgrades, and system crashes?
The total expenditure on IT to conduct business in today's high tech environment can be staggering if not controlled properly. Running your own internal servers comes with many inherent problems.
First you need to buy the server hardware and software. During a start up phase this can be a huge cost to bare. Even if you don't initially need a server to handle your file and email requirements most businesses do need a phone system and handsets.
The cost of running a server in-house can be huge. Power alone is increasing in price and an average server these days can cost over $1500 a year to simply run. Couple that with the cost of regular IT support and maintenance, hardware and software upgrades every few years and you have to commit to $25,000+ just to keep it running. This is in addition to any costs for your desktops and normal user IT support.
Moving your applications into a secure hosted environment can greatly reduce these costs and remove management headaches so that you can get on with running your business.