It varies for each client that we work with. Some are bursting at the seams in their data center, some need the speed of adding new users, and with others it is just a cost savings play. Here are some overview ideas on the areas that we are seeing customer savings.
· The elimination of a workload within their environment - Physical server support for Exchange
· Hardware costs associated with the Exchange Server – Virtual machine processor and memory / SAN storage usage / Tape or Disk Backup / DR Setup / Maintenance Contracts
· Software costs associated with Exchange Server – Exchange Server licenses / Windows Server Licenses / Backup Agents / Blackberry Server
· Trade costs of migrating to an online platform versus upgrading to a new version
· Services Costs – Email archiving, Email filtering, Antivirus Enterprise Plans, Tape offsite storage
· Facilities Cost – Power / Cooling / Space
· Reduction in future version upgrade costs / faster speed to deployment
· Tiered workforce takes advantage of K plan economics
· Economics of scale in setup – Example: Lync for mobile clients takes time to setup and software to ensure that it is deployed securely. Lync in the cloud is as simple as downloading from the app store and entering a user’s email and password.
Matt Scherocman brings more than 15 years of experience in the information technology industry to Interlink Cloud Advisors. His experience includes both the system integrator and manufacturer sides of the business. During his time at the Microsoft Corporation he was responsible for all the the Large Account Reseller (LAR) relationships in the four state Heartland Area of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Prior to Microsoft, Scherocman led a Cincinnati based IT consulting company to grow 5000% and become a Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year. He is actively involved in the strategic vision and operation decisions of the company including finance, selling strategy and marketing. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Miami University and is a Certified Expert in Microsoft licensing including speaking engagements at both Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference and Channel Partner Summit. He is a frequent contributor to leading industry publications.
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