Wednesday 25 September 2019

How cloud reduces the IT team size and expenditure

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It feels strange talking about ways to reduce IT staff while myself being an IT guy. Over the next few lines I will try outline how Cloud indeed reduces the IT team requirements in a modern business and if you are an IT guy, why it's important to shape up on Cloud not to be made redundant. 

By adoption of Citrix Cloud and its managed desktops model there is literally no requirement for deskside support. Desktops now live in the cloud where they are accessible by service desk from anywhere in the world (great way to outsource L1 support by the way). Not only that but sessions can be shadowed and explaining a problem becomes so much easier when you can just show it. 

On the other hand desktops (referred to as workloads) running in the Cloud means that endpoint doesn't need to be desktops or laptops anymore. Thinclients are the future, like Raspberry Pi by nComputing (short video with SPOILER ALERT on the futuristic approach to login: These are inexpensive units (apx. 120€) with a very long lifetime expectancy having no moving parts. If one breaks even a user can replace it as they are plug and play. No more waiting on equipment or IT to show up.

Now moving to the server room. Well... there are no servers now as they are managed and run by Microsoft and Citrix in the cloud. This as you can guess means less dependency on those expensive server engineers. With the added benefit that all being in the cloud you can contract the best and cheapest support from anywhere in the world to manage these systems. 

If implemented properly the Cloud migration will reduce the cost of IT staff by 50% guaranteed!

About the author:

Daniel Istvan is a consultant and engineer at ITVolks specialised in developing cost effective and remote access solutions. Having spend 12 years in the telecommunications market helping customers in poor remote regions access business applications. He can tell all about how Citrix is the best market solution to grow outside the core office and how important it is to mobilise-empower the modern workforce.

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