To outsource or not to outsource, that is the question!
Well, at least it may be a question that your business has discussed in a recent meeting or two. This question is even more important to companies who use SharePoint because it can often be difficult to manage in-house and to utilize all the great features. Based on a report from Vistage, only half of companies using SharePoint are doing so efficiently, and the other half is missing out on many benefits that SharePoint can offer their company. Unfortunately, those companies are continuing to sink more and more money into handling all the heavy lifting in-house.
So, the question becomes: Is there a solution that will help make your company more efficient, help save money, decrease the risk of unpredictable events (such as outages or need for quick changes to scalability) and make your company as agile as a puma? Yes. The answer is a private cloud.
How do you know if private cloud SharePoint hosting is for you? It’s easier than you may think. To help you decide, here are a few benefits of private cloud SharePoint hosting that can save your company time, money, and headaches. Check out the presentation below for all 10 benefits!
Want to be an agile puma? (Or tiger, you can choose…) Then you have to be fast! By outsourcing to a SharePoint Private Cloud provider, you can have an environment made to fit your specific business needs up and running in days not weeks. As we all know, in business the difference between days and weeks can mean the difference between closing and losing a sale. This will also decrease worry and extra costs that come with setting-up and managing your own environment. Instead of hoping that all the right parts are ordered, they come in when you need them and meet all the needs of your environment. Just hand off all the heavy lifting in regards to server machines, firewalls, routers, switches, hubs and load balancers to your SharePoint hosting provider.
Security and Peace of Mind
No matter the size of your business, the security of your information is critical and you deserve to sleep soundly at night knowing that your data is protected by an aggressive security strategy. Private cloud SharePoint hosting gives your company 24/7/365 enterprise level security, no matter if you are a small business or a Fortune 500 company. In addition, you will have peace of mind knowing that your hosting environment will always be up-to-date with any changes to auditing standards and competency compliances.
Don’t Lose Control
Everyone likes to be in control and that’s no different when it comes to SharePoint. However, lack of control is one of the most common misconceptions in regards to SharePoint hosting. While, yes, your data will not be on-premises, you still have complete control of your environment and full access to your managed server. SharePoint hosting takes it to the next level by not limiting your SharePoint functionality and allowing unlimited customization so you can take full advantage of all the capabilities SharePoint has to offer.
A Happy IT Department is a Happy Company
Many IT departments are against outsourcing their SharePoint hosting to a hosting provider because they worry that they will be replaced. On the contrary, by having a SharePoint hosting provider manage your SharePoint infrastructure, IT teams came spend their valuable time on innovation and focusing on business initiatives.
It’s All about the ROI
As with most decisions, it all comes back to what a change will save or cost your company. Luckily with SharePoint hosting the savings are very clear. By migrating to a private cloud, your company will save money in several areas, including:
- SharePoint licensing costs
- Overtime for maintenance and upkeep of your infrastructure
- Equipment failures and surprise costs
- Training and on-going certifications necessary to run SharePoint efficiently
With private cloud SharePoint hosting, there is no training or maintenance required. Instead, you have one predictable monthly payment for all your SharePoint infrastructure needs.[slideshare id=19790313&doc=benefitsofprivatecloudsharepointhosting-slideshare-130423132554-phpapp01]
For more benefits of private cloud SharePoint hosting, grab your free copy of “10 benefits of Private Cloud SharePoint Hosting: How Dedicated Hosting Can Save Your Company Time, Money and Headaches”.