Expand Your Use of the Cloud: Using Cloud Services for ITaaS - Page 2
Streamline Rollout of New Services
With a traditional in-house server model, a department would request new features and the IT department would then go about allocating funds and planning the best, most efficient way to roll out the new features. They would then have to either purchase new hardware to run the required software or find a server with enough headroom to run the processes they required. With ITaaS, however, IT merely has to requisition the additional functionality needed and deploy the software, without worrying about hardware or how it will impact network and server performance.
Increased Focus on Developing New Products In-House
With IT no longer needing to focus on maintaining and deploying servers, they're free to see to other aspects of support and development that would previously either have been put on the back burner or required hiring a larger staff. After switching to the cloud, the IT department can focus on developing new products and solutions to the business's problems. The department can ensure that the rest of the company sees little-to-no difference between in-house services and cloud services while increasing function and performance company-wide.
Companies no longer have to invest in large, discrete IT departments to receive the support and features they need. Instead, they can now use various cloud services and models to gain all of the benefits for a monthly fee. This leap in technology has allowed both small start-ups and large companies alike to run leaner and more efficient IT departments, a trend that's likely to continue in the coming years.