It’s New Year’s Eve and people everywhere are contemplating their new year’s resolutions. Organizations are also thinking of how to improve business operations: do they continue to maintain a huge room filled with racks of servers that require a dedicated HVAC system just to maintain a regular temperature, or simply make the move to the cloud letting someone else handle your messaging and data storage needs? Seems like an easy choice, right? G Suite allows all your data to be stored on Google servers, with their brilliant people managing the upkeep of your files. This not only saves organizations thousands of dollars, but also frees up your IT staff to handle end user issues.
Originally, the primary focus of the office IT person was not to maintain servers, but to troubleshoot end user computer problems. However, these days in my experience, it tends to be their main duty as organizations are trying to create efficiencies and costs savings by cross training and dual hatting their IT staff. How many times have you found yourself in this situation? For example, your computer is acting up and you’ve reached the point of clicking your mouse button just a tad bit harder thinking that might allow you to proceed to the next screen. No luck. You’ve even tried the ever so popular ‘just press reset’ option that seems to fix 99.99% of problems. Again, nothing. So you pick up the phone and call the IT help desk only to be told that help desk personnel are actually in the server room restoring backups and they might be tied up for the day. ‘Of course they are,’ you think.
Remember, Google could be your IT person. By going Google, organizations can save money and free up their IT staff. With just a one-time fee per user, per year, you can properly budget technology costs for your business with no surprises. Your CFO will thank you and so will your employees when you start saving and making more money than you ever have!
So press play on Auld Lang Syne and stop wasting time with these tasks that can be easily remedied by moving to the cloud.