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How a Business can Save Money During Covid-19

COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of the way a business operates. Instead of coming into an office, employees are working from home and meeting online. Consequently, the value of being able to work “in the cloud” has never been so pronounced.

However, remoting into a Windows-network from home is not the same as “working in the cloud” as Windows-based applications must have a machine running the Windows operating system and are not designed to share data with cloud-based applications while cloud applications are accessed through a browser, work on any device and are designed to talk to each other.

Businesses that had already embraced the “cloud” model before COVID-19 have seen huge advantages over their competitors who had not.

Instead of having to pay for and manage expensive Windows-based networks and Windows-based applications, many businesses have been able to use their existing Windows and Mac computers to access cloud-only apps while others have been able to eliminate their Windows and Macs altogether with lower cost Chrome Devices which are designed for the cloud, require minimal management and are more secure than Windows or Macs.

Even those that did need a Windows environment for some or all of their employees were able to benefit by deploying Chrome Devices and “virtual” Windows desktops which provide employees with a full Windows experience while simultaneously eliminating the costs to manage and support a local Windows network or Windows computers.

In addition to leveraging cloud applications, businesses that chose to use G Suite as their Unified Communications Platform were able to get far more for their money than those who did not.

This is because G Suite comes with many tools that non-G Suite users are having to pay for individually such as:

  • Email
  • Cloud Storage
  • Productivity Apps (documents, spreadsheets and slideshows)
  • Phone
  • Video Meetings
  • Chat
  • Analytics
  • Intranet
  • etc.,..

Moreover, there are thousands of applications in the G Suite Marketplace that can replace “legacy-based” Windows applications at a fraction of the cost and G Suite can run low-cost Chrome Devices, making the value of G Suite even greater.

Below are some real-life potential savings that businesses who leverage G Suite as their Unified Communications Platform could realize:

Annual Savings (Software/Licenses)

  • $12,000 Microsoft Licenses
  • $10,000 Dropbox (or other cloud storage)
  • $10,000 Zoom (or other virtual meeting app)
  • $15,000 (All City-Related Websites)
  • $25,000 (Document Management System)

Annual Savings (Computers/Servers):

  • $200,000 savings by moving towards Chrome Devices

Other Annual Savings:

  • $50,000 (Printing/Copying Costs)
  • $30,000 (Mobile Device via BYOD)

Intangible Savings

  • Labor
  • Disaster/Ransomware Recovery
  • Lawsuits

To learn how to make G Suite your Unified Communication Platform or how it can help your business save money now and beyond COVID-19, please contact us for a free consultation at [email protected] or visit our website send us a message at caveconsulting.com/contact