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There’s still a role for small business servers

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I’m a cloud expert. No, really! Onalytica lists me in its 2022 Who’s Who in Cloud. But that doesn’t mean I always recommend the cloud for every business. Sometimes, servers in your office make the most sense.

When? Here’s my checklist for when to turn to local servers instead of the cloud.

Costs

The big promise of the cloud was always that it would save you money.

But it’s never that simple for all the talk of the cloud’s operational expenses (OPEX) inherent advantage over in-house capital expenses (CAPEX).

To realize those savings, you must know exactly what you’re doing and need the cloud’s ability to quickly and easily provision computing power.

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