Microsoft’s Windows 7 and their most common suite of products has reached expiration, and as those products and services have matured into obsolescence, so have the servers they are housed on. Dominion Voice and Data has been proactively transitioning companies with end-of-life Microsoft products into Microsoft Azure to keep them up-to-date with the modern business world.
Embrace the cloud
With the popularity of the cloud, using on-premise servers to store data is slowly becoming more obsolete. Modern technology has embraced cloud computing and almost all innovations will incorporate cloud computing in some shape or form.
Using on-premise servers can lead to significant security concerns for business owners. Most importantly, without consistent upgrades and software updates, on-premise servers are vulnerable to slower speeds when the rest of the world speeds up. Still, it doesn't make sense for business owners to spend a large amount of capital expenditures on failing technology.
Catering to a mobile workforce
On-premise systems have fallen behind compared to cloud servers that can adapt to mobile workforces and safely protect user data. Using cloud servers through Microsoft Azure enables companies to benefit from regular updates and upgraded hardware to maintain strong data integrity. Additionally, Microsoft Azure is a direct response to the growing need for mobile employees in multiple locations to access data securely. With the increase of millennials and now Gen Z into the job market, these trends show no signs of slowing down.
“At some point in the near future, installing a server on site is like having a coin phone in the lobby for your employees to use." - Chad Tester, COO, Dominion Voice and Data
Keeping on trend
Tester later continued, “"At some point in the near future, installing a server on site is like having a coin phone in the lobby for your employees to use. Just as the use of old hardware will increase the cost due to inefficiency, the local server needs to be upgraded immediately."
On-premise servers have already joined the ranks of obsolete hardware like the fax machine. Use of old hardware will also increase the cost due to inefficiency, so the on-premise server must be updated immediately. Dominion Voice and Data positions itself and its clients in a position to succeed by ensuring clients use technologies like Microsoft Azure to maintain productivity, efficiency and profitability.