Numbers don’t lie

Sure, a good accountant can make your company’s numbers say whatever you want it to say. However, when it comes to an actual budget, the numbers don’t lie - you have a real limit as to what you can spend.

We live in a time where budgets are being slashed in every department – even your IT budget is not immune. Yet, a better network and IT performance is expected with less money to spend. You’ve shopped around for the best deals on equipment, but even that is no longer enough. What options do you have?

If you’re in an industry or sector, such as education, where your needs fluctuate greatly throughout the year, you may be able to take advantage of a system where you only pay for what you use. This way – in low use summer months, weekends and nights – you save money by paying only for the resources you use.

This more efficient way to use your IT budget is a new networking delivery model called "network on demand" (NoD"). NoD services are delivered on a pure pay-per-use basis instead of the traditional capital expenditure (CAPEX) and monthly licensing model.

This method allows you to use the network, when you need it, and pay for only that use. This could mean huge cost savings for your organization. The expensive part of the network, beyond buying the equipment, is the labor of time consuming network management that keeps everything operational. With the NOD model, everything is delegated to partners.

A recent study by IDC ("Comparing Network on Demand with leasing and OPEX models") indicates that many organizations, such as yours, may be able to lower their overall network related costs while gaining a scalable network solution. IDC expects that this type of service could reduce, on average, a total of 10-28% of your costs when compared to buying and operating the network equipment yourself.

If you’d like more information on the study by IDC, we’ve made it available to you, free of charge.

I know this sounds almost too good to be true. So we are making it easier for you to decide if this is the most cost-effective way to go by providing a handy, online IDC ROI tool. Enter your information and see for yourself – the numbers don’t lie!

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