As hurtful as it feels to us, we know that no one likes spending money on IT. Sure, we all want our laptops, e-mail and applications secure, running fast and readily available 24/7/365, but your friends aren’t going to visit your office and oooh and ahhhh over your new server, and it certainly won’t provide you hours of entertainment or bragging rights at your next high school reunion.
So the question is, how can you get the tools you need to work without spending an arm and a leg?
More and more businesses are choosing to move their network to the cloud. By hosting your server, data and applications off-site (cloud computing), you free yourself from having to purchase, install and maintain your own in-house computer network. That way you’re not required to buy a new server and workstations every 3 to 4 years to keep everything updated; all you need is an Internet connection and a web browser, and your cloud provider does the rest.