Today, with cloud computing evolving daily, business leaders have to approach it with a more strategic, and informed, view. The ‘traditional’ view of IT expenditure and the cloud is changing fast: it’s no longer as straightforward as “on-premise = CAPEX and Cloud = OPEX”. There is a myriad of options in between and some or all of them will suit different businesses in different ways.
For example, more flexible OPEX funding arrangements, improved IT support, and cheaper hardware, are becoming available across the full gamut of IT architectures, meaning businesses could have their on-premise infrastructure for a monthly fee. This solves the CAPEX versus OPEX problem for the Financial Director but does it allow the scalability or security for the CTO?
Dial a Nerd has transitioned hundreds of businesses to the Cloud, and some of them back again. It’s also one of the largest resellers of Office 365 to the South African SME market. It’s uniquely and objectively positioned to debate the pros and cons of the Cloud.