How do you navigate the changing IT landscape? How do you know whether to use in-house equipment, cloud-based virtual servers, or a combination of both? Businesses today face dozens of information technology choices. There are at least four choices to be made for every software application in a business, no matter if it’s email, word processing, or industry-specific software systems. Choices to be made for how to deploy applications include:
- Internet-based software, or Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Purchased software on an in-house server
- Purchase software on your servers in a data center facility
- Purchased software using rented virtual server space via the Internet
But, which choice is right for your business? Generally, since these choices are made per application, the overall management of multiple business applications may include a hybrid of some in-house systems, SaaS, and cloud-based computing and storage services. The complexity of IT management increases geometrically as applications are added to these hybrid environments. This infographic explores the different combinations of cloud, IT equipment, and managed services that could be right for your business. Read the different sections to learn more about what you should consider when selecting the right combination of IT to support your multiple business applications, or contact us to learn how we can help you make these decisions.
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