Buy What You Need, Pay As You Go—The Many Benefits of the as-a-Service Model
Business is rooted in change. New markets await companies bold enough to expand to them. Talented employees need modern tools to get the job done, and businesses need to change direction at a moment’s notice. Today’s modern workplace is based on flexibility and agility, and nowhere else is this more apparent than IT. But to respond to change, technology needs to be changeable. The traditional way of purchasing and using technology in-house doesn’t allow for such adaptability, which is why many businesses are turning to the “as a service” (aaS) models. They provide the ability to customize a technology solution that matches your exact, immediate need.
You don’t need to own technology to take advantage of its full benefits. This blog will discuss how the aaS model is an important development for the technology world, how it helps businesses improve, and why it is the future for small and medium businesses that need powerful technology without the commitment and expense.
How the X-as-a-Service Models Are Built For Businesses
Companies of all sizes are moving to on-demand services for everything from IT to security to logistics support. Why? Because this model gives them the solutions they need without the cost or commitment normally associated with them. Here are some examples of the benefits of XaaS:
No solution is completely viable unless it reduces costs. XaaS services turn technology costs from capital expenditures to operational expenses. The old way of buying a server involved researching what was needed, buying it, housing it in a data center, and treating it as an asset. It resulted in depreciation and disposal costs. It also required budgeting for its purchase and hoping your need for the new server justified its purchase throughout its life.
XaaS services, on the other hand, allow a business to buy only what it needs when it’s needed, and the only cost is a monthly subscription fee. For small and medium businesses, every dollar counts, and the XaaS model makes sure the right resources are available at the right time.
Access to Technology Experts
Internal IT staff that businesses hire for tech support tend to be generalists. Your applications can vary depending on what you do, but mostly an IT staff will be geared toward troubleshooting workstations, helping employees through access issues, and keeping the network up. They have little time to help plan expansions, devise a cybercrime strategy, or plan and execute any projects. One of the reasons a service model is important is because it gives you access to an entire range of IT specialists that have the specific skills you need to accomplish diverse technology goals.
Flexible, Cloud-Based Infrastructure
Storage and network resources are often a struggle for small and medium businesses. Paying for the right resources on an as-needed basis is more cost-effective and flexible than internally purchasing functions that may not be needed a year or longer down the road. Since additional resources are delivered through the cloud, the time needed to ramp up resources is much shorter and simpler.
The Right Technology On-Demand
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a key element of the aaS model. One of the many reasons SaaS is so important is because of its ability to get the tools you need, exactly when you need them, and at a much lower cost. It can be very difficult for small and medium businesses to keep up with technology due to cost and accessibility. Even knowing what and when to upgrade requires a technology department that is in tune with the latest and best technology tools available. All XaaS services follow a subscription model that is scalable. This means no more long-term budgeting or guesswork based on intuition and instinct. Instead, you get the technology you need to serve your customers better, and you get it much sooner.
SBT Partners Focuses on Your Most Immediate Business Goals
Any company that seeks to grow, modernize, and expand absolutely has to take technology into account with every decision. Through cloud computing, small and medium businesses have options available to them that they have never had before. Computing and network resources, powerful business tools, and secure data storage are all scalable with very little lead time needed. This is even simpler when you have a trusted modern managed services provider in your corner, directing your cloud use and planning your technological future with a clear and well-thought-out IT roadmap. Does your business have a need for on-demand services? Reach out to SBT Partners today.