The Technology Tightrope Considerations for Choosing Between Cloud or On Premise Software

Published December 6 2016 by Natasha Spurr
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A recent global survey* of 1,200 IT decision makers suggests that when it comes to cloud computing, we're way beyond the tipping point -- cloud is the only way to go.

The question is not “Should we go Cloud” but “When should we go Cloud”?Let’s explore the Industry Analyst Views?




By 2022, the proportion of business users provisioned, in whole or in part, with office system capabilities from the Cloud will grow to 60%, or approximately 700 million users, up from 15% in 2015.
Customers can spend up to four times the cost of their software license per year to own and manage their applications.




Forrester – After reaching mainstream acceptance in 2015, Cloud will shift into the next gear in 2016. This next stage will focus on expanding Cloud use cases.

Forrester Research recently produced a report, The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, get the report. One of the report conclusions, Dynamics CRM Online enables sales productivity fast, minus hefty capital expenditures.

yankee-groupWe’re all used to seeing an iceberg slide, but here Yankee Group, independent technology analysts, demonstrate the danger is what you can’t see…

In this example, the Yankee Group research shows that On Premise CRM can cost 77% more than a cloud option.


Microsoft’s Promise and Statements - ‘Cloud is the engine, data is the fuel’.


Microsoft’s Chief Executive, Satya Nadella has used a recent speech in the UK to hail cloud computing as a powerful tool that will help people transform the world, read more.

Microsoft now has more data regions than any other cloud provider and has invested more than £3bn in the infrastructure in Europe alone. They have recently published a policy roadmap for A Cloud for Global Good to help companies take full advantage of the transformational benefits of the cloud.

There is no doubt Microsoft are totally invested in Cloud.

Our focus at Fullscope is helping organizations implement the entire Dynamics 365 suite of solutions. We advise companies on the advantages and disadvantages of choosing Cloud or On Premise. Through those discussions with our thousands of customers, we have found that nearly 90% of our customers from the start have chosen the Cloud! Here are a few reasons why:

- The On Premise Solution will always lag behind the Cloud Solution with respect to features and capabilities.
- Your team will be tasked with much more complex upgrade initiatives when deciding to move to the latest and greatest releases.
- The Microsoft product team wakes up every morning thining about the Cloud.

If you still have questions about whether Cloud solutions powered by Dynamics 365 are right for your organization, please contact us today.

Natasha is an experienced CRM professional with a unique ability to work across both marketing and sales functions. As CRM Marketing Manager at Edgewater Fullscope, Natasha has helped the organization to achieve multiple global partner awards and leadership status across the UK and beyond.

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