NAVUG™ chatted with Greg Pierce, vice president of Tribridge’s Concerto Cloud
Services, who has 12 years of cloud experience. Since Greg has been working in the
cloud before it was cool, or even called “the cloud” for that matter, we thought he’d
be a great person to share the top reasons for moving your business to an online
scenario. Here they are, in no particular order.
“Somewhere around 20
percent of IT managers allow
unmanaged devices on their
networks, while 83 percent
of Users say they bring an
unmanaged device in and
use it.” Are you equipped to
handle the downfall when
Jared from accounting’s
tablet comes to the office?
“One of the most interesting
things to me right now
is who makes the cloud
decision in an organization.
It’s something that’s
traditionally been handled
by IT, but it’s morphing. I
continue to see differences
there and predict a switch
in that decision making to
the business group.” Just
don’t tell them yet.
Change Your Package
“87 percent of computer resources in data centers are
unused. Use it when you need it, then scale back down.”
When you implement on-premise, you have to purchase
software and hardware for peak capacity. Flexibility allows
you to change up your plan based on your needs. You’d do it
with your cell phone bill, why not with your business?
Have far too many people on
your team become the IT guy?
It’s difficult to be experts in all
areas, and moving to the cloud
enables your team to focus on
their actual day jobs. “You get to
focus on your business and put
your experts in charge of what
they do best.”
Way You Spend
Moving to the cloud changes your IT dollars
from capital to operational expenditures
where the costs go down over time.
Let Somebody Else
Worry About Up-Time
Microsoft and Hosting Partners
offer 24/7 access with what seems
like 99.9999999 percent up-time.
“24/7 support only works when you
don’t have problems. Most companies
don’t have the resources to support
that type of up time, and having your
applications in the cloud allows you to
support that type of availability.”
Cloud-based ERP with
Somebody who “Gets” it
“Even in a fairly savvy IT department, it’s difficult to have
a team that understands ERP packages. The ability to have
Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the cloud with application
support and underlying platform support is a big deal.” You
also have the ability to control your data – who can see it,
who can change it, and how secure it really is.
You get to use
the cloud without
having to pay for
what it cost to create
You get enterprise-level
what could be a