The combination of Cloud services and connected desktop applications brings many benefits to your business, including mobile and flexible working, backup and remote access, high availability, much faster deployment and reduced costs, all within an environment familiar to both users and administrators. Shifting expenditure from one-off, up-front capital investment to subscription charges changes the way you finance your IT too, spreading costs and potentially saving money.
Your IT team still administers the service within the Cloud but they no longer have to provision a server and deploy applications – Cloud services usually include on-demand installers for client applications. That can free up IT time but you may need to budget for some training as your users may be getting more up-to-date versions of the desktop applications that they are used to. However that should bring new features and improved security, so it’s also an advantage.
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