Measuring Your Savings in the Cloud


Thinking about the Cloud? Want to Understand the ROI?

“Cloud” isn’t just a buzz word anymore. In the last few years we’ve established the cloud as a real technology that changes the way things are done for companies of almost any size, in any industry. Adoption rates are rising faster and faster the more companies start to hear about the benefits and savings their competitors are enjoying. Traditionally our customers have saved between 10-50% depending on what they had been doing previously.


Potential Cloud Use Cases:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Backup and Storage
  • System Reliability
  • Easier Management
  • Mobile Workforce and Remote Access
  • Cyber Security
  • Testing and Development
  • Data Center Consolidation

Long story, short, the cloud can and will save you money. Nobody in the know is disputing that. Freeing up internal resources, extending hardware life, reducing licensing costs and eliminating big server purchases. The cloud saves time and money. Let’s take a look at how you might figure out the potential ROI for your company. Of course, you’ll need to consider a variety of factors.

Here Are Some Things You’ll Want To Take Into Account

Units of Measure:

It generally costs less per unit of computing power to run an application in the cloud than it does on premise. Some items that go into this area are networking speed, storage input/output operations per second, memory speed, and processing speed.

Businesses In The Cloud Can:

  • Reassign employees formerly dedicated to low-level IT tasks and offer them more challenging work.
  • Start a new business without investing in any additional staff or computing resources.
  • Save on payroll by eliminating staff who were supporting on-premise computing and data centers.

Think Differently:

  • You only pay for what you use
  • Scale up and down as needed, when needed
  • Move from Capital Expenditures (CapEx) and variable spending to predictable Operating Expenses (OpEx) payments
  • Cost and Computing Resource Transparency – You can actually know what you’re using and paying for
  • Easily manage your existing users and applications via your provider’s interface
  • Increased control and automation

Fortune IT at SMB Prices:

You now get access to large, enterprise computing power at an SMB cost while without hiring, training, employing the expertise required to handle such an endeavor. These are just some of the many factors to look at when determining your ROI from going to the cloud.

Overall, cloud computing can and will create significant ROI via energy, licensing, administrative savings. Moving to the cloud will be transformational for your – and it’s a move most of your competition has already made. Take a look at what it might be able to do for you and contact TOSS today.

Increase Resource Efficiency:

After moving the cloud, your resources and staff become more efficient and available for meaningful work.

Intangibles, Expressed as Time:

Cloud computing can create outcomes that are tough to apply monetary value to. These can be expressed in terms of time. “Ease of use” may need to be turned into a quantitative expression—how many clicks does it take to accomplish the same task in the cloud vs. on-premise? How long did it take to complete the task?

What’s the value in removing concerns from your business?

Get Things Off Your Plate:

  • Reduced Disaster Recovery risk – Redundant, Highly-available data centers allow for lower risk and better RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO’s (Recovery Point Objective)
  • No more software licensing renewals
  • No more capital expenditures for big hardware
  • No more depreciation of that hardware
  • No more big data center capital expenses – No more need for your own “data center” space (or that closet where your server lives)
  • No more huge energy bills and staff to take care of your servers unless you are a data center company

WARNING: Using IT as a Utility® May Cause Dramatic Growth In Both Market Share and Profitability for Your Company


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