THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY...

Was to make our lives better, but not having the right technology can do the opposite.

SIZING
Making sure your systems are sized properly can be a complex task. Ensuring you have the necessary power, without overpaying for stuff you don't need can be a challenge. Your technology should have built in growth capacity.
VISIBILITY

Having visibility into what's going on, how to make sense of the information, and then what to do with that knowledge often feels like it requires an advanced degree. But what if your systems came with that built in?

SCALABILITY

What might be the right amount now, will not be when your organization starts to grow. Making sure your systems can scale when you need them to, without a lot of cost and time is essential to maintaining control over your systems.

SIMPLICITY
Specialization creates opportunity to be taken advantage of. As technology gets more complex over time, our tendency is to outsource its control. If you are being sold something you don't understand, you are seeding control.
COSTS

The costs of technology are often hard to determine. It's well known by now that the cloud is not more cost effective past a couple of years. This cost savings of the cloud are officially a myth. What you are paying for by going to the cloud is peace of mind not having to "worry" about the infrastructure you no longer need. Well...we're here to tell you this is Myth # 2.

SUPPORT

Support is one of those necessary components, regardless of where your technology infrastructure resides. Whether you have your own servers or you're fully immersed in the public cloud ecosystem. You still need people that know the technology to help you when you want something changed, have a problem, or need direction on where to go to solve a key business need.

$150

AVG COST OF CLOUD SERVICES
PUPM

$110

AVG COST FOR OUTSOURCED IT
PUPM

$1,800

AVG 3 YR SPEND ON EQUIPEMENT
PER USER

$11,160

AVG 3 YEAR COST
PER USER

ARE THESE NUMBERS REAL?

Allow us to explain...

Based on the following per user, per month (PUPM) average costs for industry leading solutions:

  1. Office Suite - $20
  2. CRM - $75
  3. Phone System: $35
  4. Meetings/Webinars: $15
  5. 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:

  1. Laptop - $900
  2. Mobile Devices- $600
  3. Printer: $125
  4. Peripherals: $25
  5. 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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