Let’s start with the most superficial of drawbacks: your employees were perhaps already cramped into too small an office, and now you’ve got a bunch of big equipment taking up what little room you do have.
And then there’s the money factor to consider (could there possibly be a more important factor in the world of business?). It’ll cost you thousands of dollars, more likely tens of thousands, to set up your own IT infrastructure.
The expenses don’t end there: it takes a lot of power to keep all that equipment running… if you didn’t know that by now, you’ll figure it out soon enough when you get your next electricity bill.
Another expense to consider is the ongoing maintenance it’ll take to fix all the technical issues you’re sure to eventually encounter. You don’t know much about IT, so you’re going to have to hire professional help to manage your equipment, and professional help isn’t cheap.
Have No Fear, the Cloud Is Here
The nightmare of being dealing with your own expensive IT equipment that you don’t even understand is no longer necessary.
That’s because we live in the wonderful world of cloud computing. It’s a great time to be alive, my friends.
Just a few years ago you had no choice but to set up your own network and manage your own equipment. But now, with the cloud, you have a better, more affordable option.
Paying a flat rate for remote access to someone else’s server (that’s how the cloud works) allows you to get rid of the upfront, electricity, and maintenance costs that you had to put up with previously with your own in-house equipment. Now those expenses are someone else’s problem.
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Absolutely amazing. Matthew came to the office and worked with the laptop I had tried to fix myself. He listened carefully to what I reported, then worked with it for over an hour. He asked if he could take it back to his office to work with it. I agreed on the basis of a two-hour billable cap. He took it back to his shop, I’m sure spent way more than two hours fixing it, and returned to me a laptop I scarcely recognized–faster, working wireless, updated Cisco VPN software–perfection. In the course of his magic, he was always available to discuss the configuration, asked all the right questions and gave the right answers. He met the deadline I imposed. The service was so impressive that I asked about future availability to deal with a small business network if help was needed. There’s a team of folks ready to help.”