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How Do You Want to Consume IT?

How Do You Want to Consume IT?

By Jim Kebert, CFO, cStor


IT Consumption

I live in Scottsdale, Arizona, a city and state renowned for its wonderful restaurants. Last month was Restaurant Week here, and with Covid easing, it was once again a popular event. When making dining choices, I had several options – indoor, outdoor, casual, upscale, dine-in or carryout – you get the gist. I can take this analogy regarding restaurant dining options to your IT solutions.

IT Purchasing Methods

Just as restaurant options have evolved, especially this past year, so has the way we consume our IT solutions and services. To the benefit of clients, this has brought choice in the way you consume your IT solutions. Here is an overview of some of the options:

Pay Upfront – The basic, traditional way IT solutions are consumed is by paying for it upfront and using it until it is time to upgrade.

Lease or Finance – Leasing or financing is another option for companies that want to address cash flow.

Consumption-Based – Many manufacturers now offer consumption models, where you sign up for a performance level and then pay by the unit used. Many times, your IT solutions include more than one manufacturer, but there are solutions for that too. Consumption models can be created to include multiple manufacturers.

Other Considerations

In addition to purchasing options, there are a plethora of other options available to fit how you would like to consume your IT solutions and service. For example, do you want it on-premise or off-premise? Do you want to manage it, or do you want an experienced partner to manage it? Do you want it to be in the Cloud, and which of your services are best suited for the cloud? Would you prefer a Hybrid approach?

cStor helps you answer these questions, strategizing with you on the best solutions and ways to implement them that fit your exact needs. Whether it’s digital transformation, cybersecurity or data center solutions, our expert team will help you craft a winning solution to help you effectively harness the power of technology in the way that works best for your organization.

I could go into a lot of details, but the simple message is this: Regardless of how you want to consume your IT solutions, cStor is here to assist you. At cStor, we exist to put people on a path of success. And, that includes financial solutions, including consumption models.

Let us know how we can assist you in consuming your IT solutions the way you want to and put you on a path to success.

About Jim Kebert
Jim Kebert serves as cStor's Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 25 years of enterprise-level business, IT and financial management expertise in helping cStor achieve its next phase of growth.
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