See the light – adopt a cloud-first strategy today before it’s too late for your business.
This week’s monumental eclipse was a sight to behold – through proper eyewear, or a pinhole camera, of course. As exciting as it was, it’s important to remember that civilizations didn’t always think the eclipse was so great.
Centuries ago, most of the world believed the eclipse was bad news. Whether it was an omen of disease and death, the end of the sun as they knew it, a great animal consuming the sky, or whatever else, our ancestors didn’t really understand what the eclipse was, and were afraid of being left in the dark forever.
Although we now understand just what’s happening when the moon eclipses the sun, the sentiment is still true today – no one wants to be left in the dark or left behind. This is especially true when it comes to business.
The landscape of the business world — especially in those industries that rely on technology — can change so quickly year to year that it’s not long until it’s completely unrecognizable. If you don’t start paying attention, you’ll soon be left in the dark.
Case in point: whether you know it or not, your MSP is currently caught up in a seismic industry-wide shift toward the new standard in business technology – the cloud. If you don’t adapt your business to adopt a cloud-first strategy soon, you won’t be able to keep up with the expectations of your clients and the superior, cloud-based solutions your competitors will be offering.
The fact is that whatever kind and extent of cloud services you may currently offer, if it’s not cloud-first, it’s not enough. As more and more consumers and businesses flock to the cloud and its many end-user benefits, your current and potential clients won’t be interested in a cloud service as a part of a Managed Services package – they’ll want a partner whose services are built from the cloud up with real expertise.
To be fair, that’s a lot to worry about, and a lot to handle on your own. Technical aspects aside, just consider what it can cost you to change to a cloud-first strategy if you were going to start right now:
- Upfront Investment | Before you can even start selling your solution, you have to be able to afford significant fixed costs, the largest by far being the infrastructure needed to deploy a solution like this.
Expensive Deployment | Once you have the infrastructure, then you have to deal with the cost of deploying systems and software to clients, which means paying for the authorization to host major software brand names like Microsoft Office 365, Quickbooks, etc.
- Costly Expertise | You’ll also have to hire and manage a staff of engineers that are experts with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, at the very least.
In a nutshell, managing your transition to a cloud-first strategy all on your own costs a fortune from day one, long before your first customer starts paying for it. Once you’ve accepted that a cloud-first strategy is the next step in your business’ evolution, you have to realize that you can’t — and don’t have to — do it alone.
That’s exactly what CloudJumper is here to help you do. With our industry-leading Workspace as a Service (WaaS) solution, Cloud Workspace®, we can equip you with every single tool your MSP needs to make the necessary change from outdated, generalized managed services to a fully cloud-first offering. With CloudJumper as your expert partner, once you’ve made this vital change in your MSP you’ll soon start enjoying a range of key benefits:
- Outsourced Level 2 Support | With Cloud Workspace®, our team of qualified and experienced engineers handle any and all support requests level 2 and above, leaving you and your team to handle simple issues like forgotten passwords and login management.
- Vastly Reduced Payroll | By focusing directly on the cloud, you’ll no longer need to pay expensive salaries for Tier 2 and 3 engineers.
- Simplified Expenses | Once you become a Cloud Services Provider with CloudJumper, your expenses — and business in general — becomes much less complicated, with fewer vendors, a smaller staff, and more.
That’s just the beginning. Not long after you settle into your cloud-first strategy, you’ll see client and employee satisfaction improve as work gets easier, issues are farther and fewer between, and those that do occur are easily addressed. Cloud-first strategy isn’t just some fleeting scheme to be thrown out in a few months, or even a few years. It’s where your industry is headed – the question is: will you keep up?
Don’t keep your MSP in the dark any longer! Start evolving your business with a vital, competitive cloud-first strategy right away by contacting the CloudJumper team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (844) 645-6789. Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn.