When the internet first came into existence as “ARPANET” in 1983, no one realized the power it would one day hold. Fast forward to the 21st century, and businesses regardless of their size suddenly had access to software and solutions once thought to be well out of reach. Large OpEx investments and geography were no longer barriers to entry to enterprise level solutions. Larger budgets for tech investments were no longer a competitive advantage. The landscape had changed, thanks to the introduction of cloud-based solutions and suddenly, working with a smaller business became an advantage.
Gain the Competitive Advantage with Cloud Solutions
A survey by Deloitte that spoke with over 1300 small businesses across the globe found some striking statistics. The report found that “SMBs using cloud technology to overcome their growth challenges grow 26% faster and deliver 21% higher gross profits. 85% of those surveyed believe the cloud enables their business to scale and grow faster.” So, how does the cloud help? When looking at a specific subset of cloud solutions, DaaS, or Desktop-as-a-Service, here are just 3 of the many ways:
Reduced costs – When you look at the typical lifecycle of a traditional desktop solution, you generally have about 3 years worth of use out of any given physical device before you are looking to upgrade/replace devices. When you move to cloud solutions, you can increase the lifespan of physical devices as all of the updating and processing power lies with the cloud provider. Endpoints become “dumb units” that only need to point to a web browser and internet connection to access the entire workspace.
Cyclical Sales Cycle – Another benefit of cloud solutions is that you only pay for what you need and use. Instead of having to plan and contract for maximum capacity, you can scale up or down depending on your actual usage. This is especially effective for seasonal businesses who have significant swings in peak usages.
Attracting top talent – There is no denying that in the upcoming generation, mobility and flexibility in their work environment is a must. Statistics can be found from many different sources that point to this as a competitive advantage to businesses looking to attract talent to their organizations, such as 40% of professionals would actually turn down a job that did not include the opportunity of flexible and remote working options. And an essential tool enabling businesses to compete effectively is to get that top talent.
Cloud Solutions are Disrupting Business
Thanks to the power of the cloud, anyone can enter the marketplace and compete. No longer does the power lie in the deep pockets of the enterprises. The shared services economy has given small firms the ability to access enterprise technology, disrupting the playing field as we know it. Learn more about how DaaS can benefit your business in our whitepaper “Making a Case for DaaS.”
Or if you are ready to disrupt the competition – contact one of our cloud specialists today to find out how DaaS solutions can be the catalyst to winning.