Are You Ready for Enterprise Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a liberating paradigm shift for companies. It provides access to computing power and software applications. Pay for what you use and use as much as you need, without having to deal with hardware or software procurement processes and wait times.
The technological shift brought on by cloud computing is comparable to the introduction of the personal computer in the 1980s and the broad adoption of the internet and the World Wide Web in the 1990s, and it comes with a huge amount of hype and messaging as vendors jostle to secure their share of this rapidly growing market.
Understanding the true benefits of cloud as it applies to your organization and circumstance can be challenging.
How QueBIT Can Help
As an IBM Premier Business Partner and multi-year winner of IBM’s Business Analytics Partner of the Year award, QueBIT has leveraged its close relationship with IBM to keep abreast of developments of its cloud offerings. QueBIT has also assisted customers with public cloud deployments of IBM platforms like TM1, and developing QueBIT’s own cloud SaaS (software as a service) planning and reporting solution, CloudWORQ.
In addition, QueBIT technology experts have done extensive research into the state of the market. This includes performing hands-on evaluations of non-IBM commercial technologies that are being promoted as cloud solutions. QueBIT is also a cloud solution customer, running several of our internal systems on it, including our ERP and HR management systems.
While leveraging the cloud can bring many benefits, it is also true that cloud offerings that are available today are at different stages of maturity. To make a truly informed decision, any prospective cloud customer needs to be able to assess exactly where on the maturity curve the specific solution being considered is on, and whether its advantages truly outweigh its disadvantages.
Is a Cloud Solution Right for You?
Here are a few questions to consider:
- Do you have a limited IT infrastructure? A cloud-based solution will have little to no impact on your IT department’s responsibilities. Troubleshooting and service calls can be handled by the cloud solution provider.
- Are you hesitant to invest in additional hardware and associated maintenance costs? With a cloud-based solution, there is no need to purchase or maintain software licenses or expensive servers. Software upgrades and maintenance will be managed externally.
- Do you want a consistent and forecastable pricing model? With a cloud-based solution, there are no unexpected cost overruns. The simple per-user or per-month pricing model will allow for predictable expense planning.
Reach out to the experts at QueBIT if you are ready to leverage the cloud to your company’s advantage.