Trying to keep outdated technology running smoothly can be an expensive hassle. Your business loses time as your staff waits for slow-to-respond servers as well as productivity while they wait for repairs. In an effort to cut costs, many businesses are shifting from huge capital expenditures to as-a-service models. However, figuring out what exactly your business needs to stay up-to-date and functioning smoothly can be tedious and confusing.
Xaas (Everything as a Service) combines all IT offerings into a single, easy-to-budget, unlimited service. HaaS (Hardware as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) all come together in the form of one all-in solution. Working with a provider under this plan, your business will receive up-to-date software, regular maintenance and on and off-site help, monitoring of your network, and increased cybersecurity.
XaaS Provides Scalability and Flexibility
Your business can suddenly grow or change, and technology is continuously changing, so it is imperative that your IT be flexible and ready to grow with you. Using a subscription service like XaaS allows you to scale solutions to meet your current needs. This is incredibly useful for more seasonal businesses with peak times of the year, as scaling up and down is done quickly and easily by your provider.
The XaaS model is appealing to many businesses because you only pay for what you actually use, avoiding upfront costs and putting the business owner more in control. Businesses can then use this money to gain access to products that, with a more traditional approach, would be too costly. In addition, businesses no longer need to maintain infrastructure that is rarely used, freeing employees up to work on more important projects.
Focus on Business Growth
In the absence of a service provider, updates and maintenance become an in-house concern. When a system crashes, a service outage occurs, or a threat to your network is discovered, it is up to you to solve the problem. That might mean spending time to learn how to resolve the issue, waiting until someone who can repair it has time for you, or depending on an internal IT department to add it to an already overwhelmed to-do list. All of this takes away time and focus from what should be your priority: the growth of your business.
71 percent of businesses claim XaaS decreases time spent on IT maintenance, leaving more time for innovation and acceleration. When working with a provider using an XaaS model, you can rely on experts to remedy problems with your business’ IT. Support is always accessible. Many MSPs (Managed Service Providers) offer help desks that connect you to engineers available to solve the issues you are dealing with. With neteffect technologies, instead of being tied to a single engineer and waiting for a response, you are connected to anyone of their engineers. This system results in a fast response time, allowing you to get back to work more quickly. In addition, once a help desk ticket is requested, you may track the status of your issue. Free from the burden of having to work through the issue on your own, your focus is instead on innovation and productivity.
XaaS Allows Access to New Technology
Adopting a XaaS model enables your business to get better, newer technology faster. Large and small companies experience a more level playing field, as innovations such as AI, data analytics, and IoT become accessible to all. In fact, 39 percent of companies using XaaS believes it helps them keep up with competitors while 32 percent believe it helps them lead the pack. That is because, according to a Deloitte survey, 70 percent of businesses claim XaaS decreases costs of products.
XaaS Reduces Capital Expenditure
Traditionally, businesses have had to budget a large amount of money towards servers, software, IT employees, and infrastructure. With the addition of cloud services, businesses could pay a monthly fee and enable their employees to collaborate remotely from various devices. However, simply adding the cloud still demands software and in-house infrastructure, along with a heightened need for cybersecurity and IT staff to monitor the network.
With XaaS, a business decides which services they need from a provider. The provider creates a plan made specifically for that business, paid through monthly fees. The business only, then, puts out money for necessary services. A business’s needs may change or grow, and the plan will adjust accordingly. By taking advantage of XaaS, the business owner no longer needs to worry about the high costs of capital and can budget more easily, knowing exactly how much will be spent on IT each month.