When considering business software tools for Customer Relation Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), Geocoding, Address Validation, and more, most organizations are either looking specifically for on-premise options, cloud options, or they’re still debating between the two. On-premise and cloud have been dueling each other for many years. However, a new challenger has entered the ring: hybrid cloud. What Is Hybrid Cloud? A hybrid cloud environment uses a mix of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud services, and public cloud services—such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, or Google.
As you're evaluating potential new business software for your organization, inevitably, someone will bring up cost. Your purchasing department will likely want to know if moving to the cloud is cheaper than on-premise solutions, or vice versa. "Money doesn't grow on trees," they might remind you. To truly compare cloud vs on-premise costs, you should first calculate the **total cost of ownership or TCO. The TCO is a financial estimate created to help buyers and owners determine the direct and indirect lifetime costs of a product or service.
Since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, organizations have realized that being successful in the digital age requires agility not just in software development and delivery, but also in business strategy and operational execution. Achieving agility in your business's actions and reactions requires a culture of continuous improvement—and the right software to support those actions! Every company relies on a network of complex systems and software, including Customer Relation Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI), Geocoding, Address Validation, and more.
One of the biggest questions in IT infrastructure planning is whether to go with on-premise or cloud software solutions. Each type of software comes with its own pros and cons. To help organizations choose the software that best fits their needs, we created an executive guide that walks you through 6 key factors and breaks down cloud and on-premise strengths and weaknesses for each factor. Download it here to learn about all 6 factors or read on for an overview of on-premise versus cloud software deployment speed and complexity.