With a traditional 'box of software' or custom intranet solution comes the problem of obsolescence. The old way is rigid, inflexible, expensive and time consuming - so what's the alternative for modern enterprises?
Businesses are trusting and embracing the cloud more than ever, with 80% of the Fortune 500 in the Microsoft Cloud. With this new acceptance of moving critical business workloads online, enterprises are also looking at new business models that use this technology, rather than just repeating practices that worked on-premises. For example, if an existing Intranet was custom developed in-house then why not design it the same way in Office 365? The rise of the 'as a service' business model is helping revolutionize the way firm's approach business functions by providing an alternative. The 'as a service' model enables the business to do more with less, faster than ever before - all without having to worry about on-going maintenance and support.
What Is 'As A Service'?
As a service' is a cloud computing term for the extensive variety of services and applications emerging for users to access on demand over the Internet as opposed to being utilized via on-premises means. Everything-as-a-Service, or XaaS, originated as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and has since expanded to include services such as platform-as-a-service (e.g. Office 365), infrastructure-as-a-service (e.g. Microsoft Azure) and even nascent operations like Intranet-as-a-service.
Challenges of the Traditional Approach
Benefits of the 'As A Service' Model
How Unily Applies
After many years of creating customized portal solutions for clients around the world, our experience showed us that no matter the size of the company or the vertical marketplace, most organizations shared the same core Intranet needs. So we harnessed that knowledge to create a feature full Intranet as a Service solution, that delivered award-winning user experiences combined with a robust evergreen platform. With Unily, we have delivered a valuable, long-term solution that continues to grow and appreciate over time.
Unily is a best practice, but customizable, turnkey solution it can be deployed in a fraction of the time of a custom solution. Unily is a managed offering that includes SLA-backed support and regular free upgrades in response to changes to Office 365 and our customer driven roadmap. The pricing is transparent, all-inclusive and fixed for the term of the contract providing predictable budget forecasts.
IT should be a business enabler and by implementing Office 365 as part of a digital workplace transformation IT departments are able to offer a modern robust platform that keeps pace with technology and 'just works'. Delivering on business challenges quickly and easily with guaranteed outcomes, transparent and predictable pricing is the promise of the 'as a service' revolution. The time has come for business leaders to decide if they want to continually deal with internal IT challenges, late and costly projects or to give their sole focus to their primary business mission and offload selected workloads to trusted best in class 'as a service' offerings for predictable results, faster ROI and plenty more sleep at night!
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