The pull to go cloud-based is difficult to ignore, especially considering the ease at which information is accessed and stored. There is also the promise of cost savings – but do the cloud cost advantages ever truly pay out? Some adopters of cloud-based technologies are having a tough time seeing that perk.

“You have to spend money to make money.” We’ve all heard that before. Gaining operational efficiency involves spending a little money on the solutions that can get you where you need to be. In order to make sure you’re getting a return on your investment, consider the following:

How Will You Use the Technology?

Each team member will have a different relationship with cloud-based solutions, depending on their role and their department. Evaluate how they will use it once it is implemented. Also, be sure critical legacy processes will integrate, so nobody is without the tools they need to do the job.

Do a Solution Audit

Do you have technology that will be of limited use with your new method? Audit your products, and figure out what needs to be left out of the implementation procedure, so you can have a more seamless transition.

Data Optimization

One way to save on costs is to discard data that is no longer useful. Minimizing data is optimizing data, and it saves you money because it can cost big bucks to migrate data to the cloud. In fact, some organizations will determine the least possible amount of data they need to run a tight ship and operate at those levels.

Communication Strengths

With any big change comes a modicum of stress. You can avoid most of it by setting up a transition team that will communicate with every team member and ensure the implementation of new technology is handled similarly across every department.

Furthermore, communicating with an experienced agent is monumental in making sure you’re connected with the tools that will optimize your workflow and save you money. You want to work with someone who has years of experience recommending the right technology for the time and job. 

At Clarksys, we help our clients vet and negotiate with service providers. With our decades of experience with various technology companies – from ecommerce to Software as a Service (SaaS) – we ease the minds of executives, managers, and team leaders who are looking for scalability, security, and support. Not only do our clients maximize profits, but they can also grow with fewer headaches, reach goals more easily, and see value in their investments.

Don’t overpay for IT solutions — we can help you get what you need to cover today and prepare you for tomorrow.