Maintaining a competitive edge is important in today’s technology environment. Organizations can lose out to competitors if they fail to keep up with advances in technology. According to a recent report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2020, 50 percent of the world’s top businesses, known as the Global 2000, will see the majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally-enhanced products, services and experiences. IDC predicts that worldwide investment in digital transformation initiatives will reach $2.2 trillion in 2019, almost 60 percent more than in 2016.
Since there is more pressure on companies to decrease expenses—while simultaneously trying to bolster productivity and revenue—it has never been more important for them to find smart and affordable IT solutions to facilitate the digital transformation. Digital transformation means leveraging the opportunities that come with new technology and optimizing them to grow a business and make it more efficient.
According to a recent news article published by the Omaha World-Herald, the Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) will save at least $6 million over the next 10 years by migrating most of its data center operations to First National Technology Solutions (FNTS). MUD isn’t alone, close to 200 businesses have made the digital transformation by outsourcing their data center operations to FNTS. Some had thousands of servers.
Migrating to the cloud reduces costs for businesses, because they will no longer have to purchase, replace, maintain and update hardware on an ongoing basis. Outsourcing opportunities, such as data center services and cloud hosting, allow companies to better utilize their staff so they can focus on their bottom line. In some cases, companies have saved 20 percent of their operating costs.
At First National Technology Solutions we work with organizations to provide them with a secure, cost-effective cloud and data center, making the transformation efficient. FNTS leverages its partnerships with companies like Microsoft, IBM and Pivotal to provide their services and licenses to customers so that when technology changes, businesses will still be ahead of the curve.
While saving money may be a goal for companies, quite often, businesses have come to the realization that their existing facility is not as redundant or secure as it needs to be. Many companies want the best and latest security and infrastructure, but most can’t afford it. Outsourcing helps businesses make their systems more secure. At FNTS, we cover the upfront investment for hardware and then lease services to businesses, so that smaller entities can afford the protection and features that are typically unaffordable or unavailable to them.
For a smaller company, making the digital transformation by outsourcing IT services can take as little as two weeks. The migration can take three to six months for businesses with several hundred servers. A substantial amount of planning and research is done at FNTS to prepare a company for the transition. Once a company has migrated, we will update security, hardware and operating systems on an ongoing basis.
After the transformation is complete, you end up with an extended team of IT professionals who look for the latest changes in technology. Learn more in our digital ecosystem white paper.