Editor’s Note: this blog is part of a series that highlights specific messaging for different company types. This week, we address the start-up and how the cloud can positively affect their success out of the gates. As an MSP or other CloudJumper marketing partner, this series can help you develop your own cloud messaging or branding.
Trying to get a startup off the ground isn’t easy. There’s a lot to manage at once, all of which has one thing in common: it costs money. During the first phase of your new business, you can expect to see a lot of cash go out and not very much come back in.
One key expense is IT. Where at one point your technology needs may have been basic, in the modern business world, it’s not so likely anymore. From the very start, a business that’s in it for the long haul needs to take considerations like IT security seriously.
But what if IT was more than just a sunk cost? What if the right solution could help you preserve cash?
By this point, you’ve heard about the cloud. It’s everywhere, penetrating both the lives of personal consumers and the large companies world alike. Are you unsure of whether it’s right for you, or just another potential cost?
Consider the facts:
OpEx vs. CapEx | Whereas Capital Expenditures (CapEx) like on-premise IT solutions are paid for up front, with the return coming in gradually as you make use of what was purchased, Operating Expenses (OpEx) are more of a “pay-as-you-go” model. You pay for the cloud solution month by month, which makes the window between investment and return that much smaller.
No Major Hardware Investment | As necessary as servers are for business, purchasing, installing and maintaining them can soon become too expensive for a new startup. By choosing a cloud solution instead, you enjoy all the benefits of an up to date and optimized IT infrastructure, without having to pay more than your monthly service fee.
Expert Support | Investing in your own IT doesn’t end once you’ve got the hardware purchased and installed. You also have to make sure it keeps running properly, which means hiring, training and managing your support staff. Fortunately, the cloud handles this too, with many solutions including a responsive and knowledgeable staff that can handle concerns and address issues as they arise, all as a part of your single flat monthly rate.
Complete Scalability | No matter whether your business’ size rapidly expands in the first year, or contracts to a more focused organization, the cloud is flexible enough to fit your needs precisely.
Compatible With Your Staff | It’s common for startups to employ remote and contract workers in their first few years to save cash and stay flexible. The cloud’s ability to provide easy and secure access to company data both in and out of the office will make this kind of stuff easier to manage.
Rapid Deployment | When you’re trying to get off the ground quickly, you don’t want to have to wait for a massive IT project to get completed. With the cloud, you get almost immediate access to and deployment of vital network infrastructure, staff access and LOB apps.
Affordable Security | Security is often as costly as it is necessary, but with the cloud, you pay just a small monthly fee to gain access to enterprise-level security solutions offered to all other clients on the platform, no matter your particular size.
In the end however, the most difficult step will be finding the right cloud partner. How about CloudJumper?
CloudJumper Channel Partners are proud to offer start-ups like yours a stable and robust Workspace as a Service (WaaS) cloud solution, Cloud Workspace®, to help you hit the ground running and preserve cash while you do it.
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