A consistent solution, zero server performance issues, and anywhere access to your software, all at a cost based on the usage. If this is not you receive from your existing solution, it's the first sign.
Avoid managing IT and focus on your core business function. Enable your staff to work from anywhere and stay productive with a hosted software model.
With one or two servers in your office, frequent network issues, unable to administer applications, backup and you are starting to feel the burden of overseeing IT management. Take a break, evaluate your options.
When talking about hosted software, there are two delivery methods. One is Software as a service (SaaS) which is subscription basis managed by the vendor, and second is a hosted environment, either public or private. But choosing between SaaS vs Hosted depends on your preference.
Moreover, poor security standards, lack of a disaster recovery plan, and resource cost to manage IT are few additional facts to decide if hosted software solution is a fit or not.
Consider all departments, job functions and the software applications they use and the total cost for IT to deliver. If cloud hosting could provide value than your on-premise solution, it's the second sign.
Wes smith, CEO of AEC Cloud has written a series of articles on "cloud transition cost management" and it can be helpful.
AEC Cloud deploys mission-critical applications on Microsoft Azure stack, provisions users through a web portal making access easier and convenient to work.
The J Companies, AEC Cloud's longtime client utilizes hosted solution for their business, and we have been supporting access, software upgrades including infrastructure maintenance.
Simplify your IT by taking advantage of the hosted software model, reduce costs and empower users with anywhere access to applications. If you are unsure about whether you need software hosted, but crying out with issues, sign up for a proof of concept now. Experience first, decide later.