And if that isn’t reason enough for your business to make the move to Annuity Compute IT, here are the top 10 reasons to switch to Annuity Compute IT:
Flexibility, Disaster Recovery, Automatic Software Updates, Cap-Ex Free, Increased Collaboration, Work from Anywhere, Document Control, Security, Competitiveness and Environmentally-Friendly
Due to the massive capacity of our servers, the second your company needs more capacity than usual, Annuity Compute IT can instantly meet the demand. In fact, this flexibility is so crucial that 65% of respondents to an InformationWeek survey said, “The ability to quickly meet business demands is a main reason to move to cloud computing..”http://www.informationweek.com/cloud-computing/software/time-to-think-about-cloud-computing/211300562
In 2010, UK companies spent 18 working days per month managing on-site security alone, according to Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security for consumers and businesses worldwide. But Annuity Compute IT does the server maintenance—including security updates—themselves, freeing up their customers’ time and resources for other tasks.http://www.webroot.co.uk/En_GB/about-press-room-press-releases-cloud-mobile-web-security-190411.html
When companies start relying on cloud-based services, they no longer need complex disaster recovery plans. Annuity Compute IT takes care of most issues, and we do it faster than any traditional model. Aberdeen Group found that businesses using the cloud were able to resolve issues in just over 2 hours—nearly four times faster than businesses that didn’t use the cloud. The same study found that mid-sized businesses had the best recovery times of all, taking almost half the time of larger companies to recover.
According to a study conducted by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 73% of workers collaborate with people in different time zones and regions at least monthly. If a company doesn’t use the cloud, workers have to send files back and forth over email, meaning only one person can work on a file at a time and the same document has tons of names and formats. Annuity Compute IT keeps all of the files in one central location, and everyone works off of one central copy.http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/acrobat/pdfs/Building_The_Future_Of_Collaboration.pdf
A survey by Frost & Sullivan found that companies which invested in collaboration technology had a 400% return on investment. Annuity Compute IT allows all employees—no matter where they are located—to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously, and they receive critical updates in real time.http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/company-info.pag
Annuity Compute IT services are typically pay for only what you use, so there’s no need for capital expenditure. And since Annuity Compute IT is much faster to deploy, businesses have minimal project start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses.
As long as employees have Internet access, they can work from anywhere. This flexibility positively affects knowledge workers’ work-life balance and productivity. One study found that 42% of working adults would give up some of their salary if they could telecommute, and on average they would take a 6% pay cut.http://ebookbrowse.com/mom-corps-2011-labor-day-survey-release-final-pdf-d172600117
Annuity Compute IT grants small and medium-sized businesses access to enterprise-class technology. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. A study on disaster recovery conducted by Online Tech, a Michigan-based managed data center operator, eventually concluded that companies that didn’t use the cloud had to rely on tape backup methods and complicated procedures to recover—arduous things cloud users simply don’t use.http://www.onlinetech.com/company/michigan-data-centersd172600117
Businesses using Annuity Compute IT only use the server space they need, which decreases their carbon footprint, and using the cloud results in at least 30% less energy consumption and carbon emissions than using on-site servers, according to WSP Environment & Energy. And again, small and medium-sized businesses get the most benefit: for small companies, the cut in energy use and carbon emissions is likely to be 90%.http://www.wspenvironmental.com/newsroom/news-2/view/cloud-computing-study-for-microsoft-shows-dramatic-reduction-in-carbon-emissions-235