The Rise of XaaS
For SMBs across every industry, any way you can reduce in-house overhead is a major victory. This is one major reason the IT industry is seeing the rise of Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) as one of the many benefits cloud computing has to offer.
Consider all the costs associated with an in-house IT department: personnel, hardware, physical space and related resources. Each of these factors have a multitude of additional variables to consider – how much will it cost to recruit and retain employees? When’s the right time to upgrade the hardware? How much physical space should be devoted to this hardware, and is there room to expand?
Simply put, the more your organization can outsource, the less it affects your bottom line. XaaS provides a myriad of services and applications through cloud computing , which users like yourself can access on demand over the Internet as opposed to keeping hardware on premises.
Having grown out of Software-as-a-Service, XaaS has expanded to include online services Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Hardware-as-a-Service. Once again, Microsoft, through its Azure hybrid cloud, is one of the drivers of the growth of XaaS.
For the manufacturing industry, the primary drivers behind the acceptance of XaaS is the need for engineering excellence and operational efficiency. Also, with the rapid growth of online retail, decreased margins have led to big-time cost-cutting. Manufacturers have not been spared, and they are now leveraging technology to improve operational efficiencies, reduce waste and support lean production initiatives.
Utilizing XaaS is a perfect way to get an IT consultant like 2W Tech in your corner. 2W Tech will continually monitor the stability and security of your IT network so you can experience maximum network uptime, increase your efficiency and focus on your core business functions. We leverage artificial intelligence on our remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform to fix issues before they become an actual problem for your business. Contact 2W today for assistance.