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#263Tech: Businesses Can Save Money With Cloud Computing


One of the mostly costly business setup processes in this digital era is to establish a robust Information Technology infrastructure to support the modern demands of your organization. Setting up technological infrastructures is very expensive due to the high pricing of hardware, software and support services.

However, the phenomenal birth of cloud computing services can help your business save money by offering organizational access to more versatile and scalable IT services. This allows clients to choose specific service levels according to their needs, rather than buying or building out an IT architecture because of a temporary demand.

One of the biggest ways that cloud computing saves businesses money is by replacing the traditional system of adding hardware to server rooms. Instead of actually purchasing expensive hardware and installing it on-site, businesses can simply order up data use or storage services through the cloud and pay temporary access fees.

In Zimbabwe, businesses can have access to cloud services using Liquid Telecom’s robust cloud infrastructure. Liquid is now a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider where every business subscribed to its services can have access to Microsoft 365, Azure and Crash Plan For Africa

This revolutionary model is spawning terms like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), where vendors tout the convenience and cost efficiency of these kinds of arrangements.

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Another big component of cost saving with cloud computing services relates to what’s called “on-demand service,” which is supported by cloud principles like rapid elasticity. Because many cloud computing systems serve multiple tenants or clients, they can add or subtract resources from a client account quickly and easily, without a lot of cost.

That means that as soon as a company doesn’t need part of its existing IP service, that company can drop that component of service and stop paying for it right away. A detailed service level agreement (SLA) can support these kinds of options where service buyers can “turn on a dime” to save money and resources.

In addition to the above, cloud computing saves money when it enables more efficient or more effective operations. Having valuable data on hand at the right time can save money by eliminating the need for expensive travel, streamlining labor-intensive networking tasks, or helping leaders to make quick decisions about business operations. All of these can be part of how modern cloud computing services pay for themselves and more over time.

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Shingie Lev Muringi is a Technology Analyst & Digital Media Strategist by profession. He is a qualified Cisco Certified Network Engineer & a BTech. E-Commerce alumni with the Harare Institute of Technology. Shingie is a very passionate technology enthusiast who is driven by a burning desire to be a leading strategist in this digital revolution era where every organization needs to impress the paradigm shift with urgency. He has previously worked for TN Holdings, Steward Bank, Econet Wireless - Ecocash and TechnoMag before joining 263Chat as a Journalist

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