In some businesses IT is considered an enabler of competitive advantage, while in others it is simply seen as part of the operational infrastructure. Even if it's the latter, business expectations of what IT should deliver, and how, are likely to be growing.
These expectations include demands around mobile technology, sharing and collaboration, and remote access. There are also demands for supporting all of these securely, while ensuring access to data at all times. Add to this business applications that offer marketing and sales solutions, customer service management, time recording and billing, and even full-blown ERP systems. The list is never ending.
"Not only have we seen a 46% saving on our IT bill, we’ve also seen it payback within 5 months. When we combine these financial rewards with the increased efficiency for our IT team and the outstanding service we receive, I can truly say we are all over the moon that we moved to Zynstra. I just wish we’d done it sooner.” Says Jessica Paine, Head of Finance, Ocean Media.
The cost and complexity of managing such demands can be over whelming and can result in the IT team firefighting as opposed to spending their time planning for the future. All too often the result is IT that at best just about supports the business today and at worst continually falls over, costs a fortune and is too complex to unravel and fix. Neither of which help the IT team sleep at night.
But how can you acquire an infrastructure that simply and cost effectively removes complexity, future proofs your organization’s IT and doesn’t require a costly and complicated project that sucks up resource as well as cash?
“We wanted to control our costs and deliver a consistent IT experience across our international sites. The Zynstra solution allows us to deliver the IT our branches need, with centralized control.” says Tim Newton, IT & Systems Manager, Tristel.
Hybrid IT as a Service is proving to be the knight in shining armour. Organizations across multiple sectors are finding that they can have an IT infrastructure that is simple, effective, efficient and supports both security and user needs not just today but well into the future. Plus it doesn’t require a large upfront injection of cash. Hybrid IT brings enterprise class IT to the SMB and with it, tangible benefits.
“The Zynstra solution was superior and around 30% cheaper than a traditional server solution, with the added benefit of cost being spread over 3 years. This allowed us to deploy our capital more effectively into the business, investing in new desktop equipment, while simultaneously refreshing our server infrastructure.” Says David Bell, GM at Joe Public.
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