Moving your software to Cloud Services
An increasing number of business software applications are now available on a per user / per month basis.
Also known as Software as a Service or SaaS, these applications, from word processing and spreadsheets to accounts, business intelligence and customer management, are delivered as cloud services with your monthly fee covering all licencing requirements.
Some cloud applications allow you to work off-line syncing data with the server each time you connect, while other cloud services require you to be on-line all the time you’re working and that means connectivity is critical.
Cloud applications offer flexible option that allows you to add or remove users quickly and easily and is particularly effective for those who have seasonal requirements.
However, it’s important that you’re aware of potential compatibility issues that might result from moving key elements of your software mix into the cloud and TSG’s experts are perfectly placed to help you understand the implications and weigh up the pros and cons.
Hosting your cloud applications privately
Equally, some functionality and the level of customisation that’s possible with SaaS can be limited in comparison to traditional desktop applications which is why we’re working with some customers to host their applications in private cloud datacentres.