Opportunity Cost ‘What a Concept’:
A four lawyer firm, 15 active users, elected to rent a server five years ago. Server hardware, set-up and related maintenance and remedial support is included. Compared to a hosted server from any number of vendors at a per user monthly cost of $80. to $150 and the math adds up over five years to $100,000.
The lesson is this, get a second or third opinion before you commit to that ongoing cloud expense. You can have a managed on-site server for a fixed monthly fee and have access to it from anywhere. It is actually easier and faster in use and better for printing compared to the ‘cloud’ hosted server option.
What about disaster recovery, backup and redundancy?
Disaster recovery on-site and also online (i.e. in the cloud) is something every firm should have in this new age of ransomware. This too is a newer standard option. Disaster recovery can actually be set to run on totally different infrastructure supported by a company other than the primary system provider. What if your hosted system (cloud) provider stops answering their phones.
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