THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY...
Was to make our lives better, but not having the right technology can do the opposite.
AVG COST OF CLOUD SERVICES
AVG COST FOR OUTSOURCED IT
AVG 3 YR SPEND ON EQUIPEMENT
AVG 3 YEAR COST
ARE THESE NUMBERS REAL?
Allow us to explain...
Based on the following per user, per month (PUPM) average costs for industry leading solutions:
- Office Suite - $20
- CRM - $75
- Phone System: $35
- Meetings/Webinars: $15
- HR and Accounting: $10
These core components are typically not the only items that make up a complete business technology services back-end. Depending on the type of organization you are, you can expect to pay an additional 5 to 10 percent overhead on supplementary services such as web hosting, backup services, etc. These are very conservative numbers for what we typically see organizations paying monthly for various public cloud services.
When you outsource your infrastructure, that does not mean you have gotten rid of your need to support that infrastructure. For many smaller organizations, the support costs can be neutral, or often times go up.
You still need that IT Guy or Gal. It's one of those immutable truths when it comes to technology and its many complexities. If you can get by on your own, there's still going to be that key thing you use to run your organization you know very little about and isn't working today.
The national average for Outsourced tech support, or Managed Service Providers, according to this source, is between $110 and $165 PUPM. We think that is a little high and so we used an average based on the low-end of this survey. The point is, you will need the help of an expert at some point.
End user systems can range from very inexpensive ($600) to top of the line, high-end ($4000+). The role of the user in the organization will often determine what type of machine is needed. For businesses and organizations here's a list of typical end user tech that we see in environments and what a typical average cost for each component might look like:
- Laptop - $900
- Mobile Devices- $600
- Printer: $125
- Peripherals: $25
- Warranty: $150
You may find these numbers high or low depending on your organization and end user needs. These are averages that we've experienced across many different types of environments over the past 20 years.
With all that said, moving to the cloud has its benefits. But the benefits are in the technology that exists in the cloud and not with outsourcing your infrastructure to the cloud. Particularly when it comes to costs.
Having good infrastructure is not just about the services you run or the network you access those services from, it's also about having the flexibility to provide the tools to your end users they need to be successful.
We can help you navigate the landscape and make sure you are tooled to provide the optimal experience to your colleagues. We can help you find opportunities to increase productivity, lower costs, and maintain control over your own environment and at an average of $3520 per user, per year you can't afford not to optimize.
OPTIMIZING YOUR TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE IS A NECESSITY!
Knowing your real infrastructure costs is essential to survival.
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