The pressure is constant upon companies to extend the scope of services, to increase customer commitment and to develop various business activities. However, traditional IT solutions are not able to keep up with these changes, which is why cloud-based services have continuously been gaining importance. Nowadays, the success of corporate decision-makers depends entirely on the IT solutions adopted.
A lot of managers are not aware of the – sometimes considerable – cost-saving possibilities available through clouds. With the help of a well-chosen cloud, the constant need for business agility can easily be met, and the application of modern workflows (AI, IoT, microservices etc.) is not only cheaper but also faster. Moreover, good-quality cloud infrastructure is more flexible and economical than on-premise systems and can also be more favourable in terms of reliability, availability, data protection and regulatory compliance.
The advantages offered by various cloud-based solutions can be successfully used not only in IT, but also in customer relationship management and marketing. All this is mainly important due to the implications in innovation. Cloud services open up new possibilities that have previously been hindered as a result of the inflexible IT background. It has already happened to a third of companies that server capacity has suddenly become scarce. However, typically, only one in ten decision-makers1 has solved the problem with the help of a cloud, others have resorted to the traditional, costly and lengthy method of single expansion.
With simple steps into the cloud
With its immerse experience in international markets and more than 60,000 clients, Softline provides full assistance in the process of moving to Microsoft Azure. Migration planning starts with defining the specific business targets and security requirements, and assessing the exact costs, including the return on investment (ROI). Next up is drawing up the detailed schedule, and designing the architecture and defining the indispensable tools needed for the client’s various workflows. Setting up the desired environment and performing migration are followed by thorough quality checks and testing.
Support after transition
Softline does not leave the client’s side even after the successful transition. By offering trainings and consulting services for the optimal use of the cloud-based environment, it continuously aims at keeping the quality level of operation as high as possible. Dedicated management service, including 24/7 monitoring, technical assistance with less than 7 minutes of SLA (service level agreements), compliance and security management and continuous cost optimisation are also available as part of the post transition support.
Softline has been a global partner of Microsoft since 1994. In 2002, the service provider received the Redmond-based company’s LSP (Licensing Solution Provider) status, which has now spread to 30 countries and achieved 18 out of 20 Microsoft competencies. For its expertise and reliability, Softline was awarded with the Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider certification in December 2019. Relying on its expertise and Microsoft’s cloud, Softline offers a full Azure service package, which includes assessment, migration, management and optimisation.
1: Microsoft Hungary-commissioned BellResearch report among companies with more than 100 PCs from March, 2018.
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