Think of Improving Business Efficiency with Managed Applications17 Jul, 2013 By: Sand Sinclair, Editor
In the USA, as well as globally, we are always looking to stay on top of emerging trends that produce optimal change in our business or organization. We want to ensure the value found in a collaborative work environment, use the mushrooming electronic technologies to manage or interact with our customers, and often, rely on 3rd party providers to help us maximize a solution.
Among the myriad of solutions in the office sector today, many U.S. providers seek programs that incorporate the Cloud or SaaS (Software as a Service), those managed application hosting services that give us advanced e-commerce capabilities, larger storage space, enterprise e-mail, and more. We want seamless integration with existing systems, Web and email access through any Internet connection (or wireless); seek to avoid downtime due to integration, while increasing our capacity to manage projects. We want to improve employee productivity, enjoy mobile access to any needed information, and of course, expect to easily control accessibility while expanding e-commerce options overall.
We also are aware that cloud deployments can often get derailed by unanticipated complexities such as integrating cloud with existing technology that may not work optimally together. So the need for a unified network infrastructure for all applications — whether on-premises or in the cloud, must be seamless, which means using a best-in-class cloud and network service provider; one that will minimize the risk of a fragmented, multi-vendor mix of networks, complex technologies, problematic issues, etc.
In my opinion, by seeking a credible world-class consulting service and/or partner to help us optimize our infrastructure, we can be assured to safely incorporate a host of new office technologies into our business today. How about you?