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From On-Prem to Cloud First: Is it Time for a Shift?

Posted by Dal VanDervort, Vice President Sales - Public Sector on Nov 19, 2018

Cloud FirstA “cloud-first” world is fast becoming the rule, not the exception. In part, it’s thanks to cost increases for on-premise solutions and related licensing. In fact, Microsoft recently has influenced the shift with commercial pricing changes.

Microsoft officials announced in July that the company would start adjusting pricing on its licensing programs and on-premise and cloud products, putting a stronger focus on the cloud. The changes launched on Oct. 1

What does this mean for organizations that haven’t yet started a cloud journey? Reflection, possible change — and new solutions to consider.

In fact, there’s no better time to review your current IT environment and assess what’s working and what isn’t. It’s also a great time to decide if where you are now is where you still want to be in the future.

The cloud is a vast place, offering notable benefits over on-premise infrastructure and applications. It delivers solutions that help you elevate your organization to the next level of productivity, collaboration, efficiency and success. And with some solutions, you benefit from reduced licensing costs rather than increases.

We work in an era where tight budgets can strain productivity. That’s why improving cross-team collaboration and consolidating licensing costs to avoid costly invoices isn’t an option; it’s a must. When it comes to IT success, efficient workflows, reliable infrastructure and a solid budget go hand in hand.

Rising costs aren’t the only challenges today’s organizations face in their IT departments. What about the pain points that frequently accompany an on-premise solution? Software and hardware incompatibility. Failed email syncing. Auto-deletion of personal files. Sound familiar?

Cloud technology is at the heart of the connected workplace, so you avoid these and other common paint points. It accelerates the pace of innovation — and elevates agile businesses to the next level.

When you shift how you work to the cloud, you’re giving your workforce vital tools that allow them to work productively and collaboratively in real-time from any internet-connected device, no matter the time of day — or where they are in the world. Productivity solutions like G Suite help you achieve this.

Maybe it’s time to make a fresh start with a new solution. Are you ready to start exploring your options?


Topics: Workplace Cloud Collaboration, G Suite

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Dal VanDervort, Vice President Sales - Public Sector

Dal VanDervort, Vice President Sales - Public Sector

Dal oversees sales strategy for the governmental and institutional sectors. He joined Onix in 2000 as federal account sales manager, working with key Department of Defense and civilian agencies. During his tenure here, he has served as a Sales Account Manager across all segments and as Sales Manager for the federal, state, local government, educational and enterprise sales teams. Prior to joining Onix, Dal served on the leadership team for a firm that developed and sold industrial sensor technologies for the natural gas and nuclear industries and also installations within the federal government. A self-proclaimed "fairly boring person," Dal travels extensively for work. He's been racking up the frequent flier miles and passport stamps and has been doing so since age 24 with travels to Ireland, Spain, China, Canada, all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and a few Caribbean islands.