Staffing agencies that outsource workers on a permanent or interim basis to different clients traditionally had to manage their huge data stream on a cluttered series of different hosting networks.
Such was the case for Salo, a finance, accounting and human resources staffing organization serving client needs across the Twin Cities region.
While the company initially considered investing in more all-inclusive servers, they instead opted to direct their data logging and management to a managed IT service whose remote data storage and access was able to effectively handle Salo employees’ constant motion at a relatively low cost.
As Denise Doll-Kiefer, Salo’s chief financial officer mentioned to Entrepeneur Magazine, the assistance of a managed IT service made the transition to cloud computing easy by placing implementation specialists in Salo’s headquarter office for several months to field any concerns or questions.
“We used to devote so much time and effort to keeping up with multiple service providers,” said Doll-Kiefer. “We don’t need to do that anymore. We don’t have to figure out where an issue is and who’s in charge. Now we always know who’s on first.”
However, the article also mentions that most small businesses are not as adaptable as Salo when it comes to adopting new data management tools. According to a 2011 study by online survey tool Zoomerang, 72 percent of small business decision makers were confused or unfamiliar with cloud technology, while only 10 percent actually deployed cloud services for use.
Due to the potential confusion over the benefits of these products, businesses looking to optimize their data management would benefit from conferring with a VoIP telephony service that can offer cloud computing solutions and consulting that is able to determine how a new umbrella platform could similarly cut costs and improve employee efficiency.
According to a 2011 study by online survey tool Zoomerang, 72 percent of small business decision makers were confused or unfamiliar with cloud technology, while only 10 percent actually deployed cloud services for use.