Many traditional on-premise customers have in the past few years evolved their business models to accommodate cloud-based, core business applications to remain competitive by reducing Capex such as but not limited to:
- Server room infrastructure, maintenance and access control
- Server hardware and maintenance
- Back-up and data restoration devices and maintenance
- Proprietary server software (Windows Server, SQL Enterprise Server, Security etc.)
- Data storage
With data costs on the decline, the variety of connectivity providers and the advancement in true cloud technology become options.
Microsoft provides a plethora of cloud-based offerings, enabling customers to be less reliant on costly, up-front capital investments for infrastructural and enterprise software solutions.
Microsoft facilitates the transformation of companies becoming more fluid via subscription-based service models such as Microsoft Azure’s IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service), as well as ATP (Advanced Threat Protection).
The new release of Dynamics 365 for Operations is Microsoft’s new business solution for medium to large organisations. Dynamics 365 for Operations was previously known as AX7 and is a single software system that helps run businesses more effectively. It is a digitally transformed financial and operational ERP system.
- Time to market
- Improved service availability
- Heightened level of security
- Centralised control and administration
- Seamless version management
- Integration potential
- Improved efficiency and productivity of IT resources
- Cost reduction
- Increased fluidity
- Reduced risk
- Ability to flex/scale/adapt
- Improved budgeting
The Microsoft eco-system makes for a secure, bleeding edge sweet spot space, where companies can think big and expand upon their once conservative goals.