Monday 11 June 2012
Hosting can be a great option for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) which lack in-house IT expertise and require additional support from a technology specialist.
When companies sign up for hosted services, they delegate much of the technical burden to the service provider and are able to focus on consuming services rather than deploying and managing them.
The provider is responsible for managing the platform and for ensuring a high level of network performance, offering valuable peace of mind for non-technical entrepreneurs.
Should something go wrong with the equipment used to supply hosted services, it will not be the responsibility of the subscriber to pay for repairs.
This means there are fewer capital costs associated with the hosted model of IT service delivery, allowing SMBs to divert all-important capital elsewhere in the business.
Hosting also alleviates the burden typically placed on SMB staff to be expert users of complex IT processes.
They are able to have a less hands-on model due to the role played by the third-party software and infrastructure specialist.
Major IT solutions can be deployed without the need to take on technology professionals, allowing SMBs to reap the benefits of advanced IT tools without creating an unreasonable cost burden.
Posted by Alex Boardman