For many smaller businesses, keeping on top of their IT systems can be a major headache. Without large resources to devote to the running of their essential processes, IT managers may find their employees spend a large part of their day simply making sure everything is working as it should be, leaving them little time for useful activities that can actually help support their firm’s growth. Here we explain how an integrated cloud solution could help.
What is the problem?
Many companies are dealing with large, on-premise systems that have been added to ad-hoc as they have expanded. A common result of this is a business may find itself running multiple solutions for key activities – none of which are able to interact effectively with each other and all of which require their own different procedures for maintenance. This can be very time-consuming and difficult to manage.
In addition, being able to upgrade to the latest version of critical business software is highly important, as it can help ensure companies are always taking advantage of the latest developments and not getting left behind by their competitors. But if companies have to install these updates manually for multiple pieces of software, this could be a very time-consuming process – particularly in smaller organisations with limited IT resources.
How could a cloud solution help?
With software-as-a-service, all maintenance and updates are taken care of by your solution provider. This means IT managers no longer have to worry about the everyday maintenance of their systems and things such as backups and performance optimisation.
Ensuring you are fully up-to-date with the latest versions is also made much easier with this technology, as any new updates are applied automatically. This is therefore yet another burden that can be lifted from the shoulders of the IT department, allowing it to focus on more important work to support the business.
And if you choose an integrated business management solution, then business activities are streamlined and all aspects of your business can be controlled from a single location. This means that IT managers no longer have to manage a set of separate systems.
If you would like to know more about how cloud solutions can help relieve much of the everyday hassle of managing IT systems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts.
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