These days everyone is talking about the cloud, and for good reason. Cloud computing is quickly becoming the way of the future, and businesses would be remiss to ignore the trend. With so much focus on the cloud, there can be an information overload. It’s hard to separate truth from speculation and really understand what it all means, not to mention how it can work for your business. Trying to navigate the cloud and make educated decisions without assistance is complicated and risky.
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At Rand Group we stay apprised of all the latest advancements in technology, so that we can offer clear, unbiased recommendations for your business. Not all cloud solutions are created equal, and not every business can benefit from the cloud in the same way. To truly leverage the cloud, you must first understand what it is, and what it is not. Only then can you make an informed choice.
When considering your cloud strategy, it is important to focus on the potential benefits of moving all or part of your applications and/or infrastructure into the cloud. Our cloud consulting services are designed to help you understand benefits such as:
Cost Savings: Cloud computing is scalable, which means you’re only paying for what you use. Add to that a lack of upfront costs, such as heavy investments in infrastructure and software licenses, and operating in the cloud can have a significant impact on your cash flow and bottom line. Cloud works as an operating expense as opposed to a capital expense, which is particularly appealing when you consider your plans for growth.
Flexibility: Cloud solutions are built to be agile and adaptable. Adding or removing features, functions, and users is quick and easy, which helps ensure you’re only using what you need. Additionally, when special projects or unanticipated increases in work load occur, you’re not left scrambling to meet short term requirements – you simply increase capacity.
Speed: With cloud computing you get reduced configuration time so you can start using your solution and experiencing benefits almost immediately. This means you not only save time and money up front, but also realize a return on your investment sooner.
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Our cloud consulting services are designed with you in mind. Our experts are prepared to educate you on all the ways cloud can work for your business, and can help you decide how best to approach the cloud, and when. We can also help you identify opportunities and secure your cloud strategy in the areas of application licensing and cloud infrastructure.
With Rand Group’s Managed Services Plan, we act as your immediate technical support resource, and provide you with the flexibility to manage, optimize, administer and monitor your infrastructure and applications. Whether you’re ready to make the move to the cloud, or are just starting to explore it, we’ve got the tools and resources to guide you.
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Rand Group offers a full range of Cloud Strategy Services including:
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