The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected businesses worldwide, and sadly, many are still suffering. Whilst some narrowly avoided any severe implications by making staff redundant or giving up their office space, others have resorted to ceasing trading entirely.
In light of the impacts of COVID-19, business owners are now focusing on ‘preparing for the unexpected’ to protect themselves. For most business owners, the first step is looking at their overheads and determining how they can reduce costs.
In this article, we discuss how investing in new cloud-based solutions can help to reduce unnecessary costs and ultimately save business owners money.
What is a cloud-based solution?
Cloud solutions are essentially computer systems that deliver IT resources over the Internet. Cloud-based solutions allow users to access various applications, storage systems, and computer networks via a shared cloud computing framework.
Some well-known examples of cloud-based solutions include Dropbox, Cisco, and Salesforce.
How can cloud solutions save businesses money?
Cloud-based solutions allow end users to access anything from files to business applications from their computer, offering many cost-saving benefits such as:
- No need to purchase expensive hardware or software – With cloud-based solutions, there’s no need to pay upfront for costly infrastructures such as servers and software licenses as you’re essentially ‘renting’ it from your provider.
- Save energy – Instead of business owners managing their equipment and software, a cloud-based solution provider does this on their behalf, reducing energy consumption and less IT waste.
- Reduce print waste – Software integrations like our Cloud Print solutions help businesses save money on unnecessary printing costs by providing valuable insights on print usage and recommending ways to eliminate waste.
- Pay as you go – Most cloud-based solution providers offer a pay-as-you-go model, so end users never pay for more than they use.
Want to speak to us about a software solution?
We provide a range of print-related software solutions designed to save businesses money, improve printer security, and streamline processes. If you want to speak to us about implementing one of our solutions, please call our team on 01525 261519.
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