It was a couple of years ago now, but I was shown a quote from another IT support provider to a company I was in talks with.
Their solution involved a new server for this 10 person business – at which point you already wonder if that solution is a bit much for that size of business.
However when I saw the quote I was amazed to see that they’d been quoted on a high-end server that wouldn’t have been out of place in a much, much larger business. The cost was a cool £7,500.
There were two issues with this – 1) this size of business is perfectly suited to the cloud and had no real need of a server and 2) the IT supplier were clearly trying it on.
Of course, from a customer point of view, when a supposed expert advise you that’s what you need you tend to double-guess yourself don’t you? “Oh, maybe that is what I need!?”
However, £7,500 would pay for over 16 years worth of cloud subscriptions for that company – the cloud was both the right and the (much) lower cost solution.
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You might also like to read our previous article on You may be surprised at what you find, 16 July 2021