Supporting IT initiatives through Capital Expenditures (CapEx) — where you own the complete solution — can be a major roadblock to innovation. There’s little flexibility to test new approaches and future proofing becomes a huge challenge. Discover how cloud-based, as-a-service models provide a competitive advantage to innovating your business.
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Many companies want to test the waters of moving to the cloud or cloud-based services without making a potentially risky jump first. A steppingstone with a short obligation period — or final solution — from on-premises to the cloud can help you spend less and do more, while reducing risk and financial commitment.
Organizations that implement as-a-service delivery gain a competitive edge in these core areas:
“The capex model acts as a throttle on innovation. I&O leaders must be willing to move beyond legacy practices and mindsets to embrace trends that profoundly impact infrastructure strategies.”1
Keeping up with emerging and dynamic technology can be demanding. As-a-service solutions let you cost-effectively test, learn and adapt quickly.
The benefits of as-a-service solutions help you align IT modernization to overall business goals — better matching consumption and demand across the entire enterprise IT spectrum.
As-a-service models currently in use:
43% of industry leaders say the #1 benefit of as a service is improved risk management, with scalability (37%) being #2. Other benefits include:
When you’re less worried about risk, you’re more able to focus on strategy and innovation.
So far, efforts in modernizing IT have shown an improvement among organizations in quality of service (44%), business continuity (35%) and faster time to value (31%) — just to name a few.2
There are big plans for as a service in the next 12 months:
Many companies are looking for ways to get a firm grip on technology and service delivery models. As a service gives you an agile infrastructure that meets business needs, increases financial flexibility and is easily scalable.4
As-a-service solutions from Insight are built to help you go where you want to go. We’ll help you identify where as a service fits best in your organization, adapt our offerings to your unique needs and challenges, and work with your teams to create an efficient, results-driven solution.
Get started — explore Modern Infrastructure As a Service from Insight, or see where you stand in comparison to other IT leaders on The Path to Digital Transformation.
1Gartner®, Enterprise Storage as a Service Is Transforming IT Operating Models, Jeff Vogel and Robert Preston, 2 March 2021. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
2Marketpulse Research by IDG Research Services. (January 2022). The Path to Digital Transformation: Where IT Leaders Stand in 2022. Commissioned by Insight.
3Deloitte Insights. (2021). Enterprise IT: Thriving in disruptive times with cloud and as-a-service.
4Insight. (June 2020). Flexibility Matters: How to Adopt As a Service Models [Video]. https://solutions.insight.com/Solutions/Modern-Infrastructure/As-a-Service