Having been in the technology industry, in one capacity or another, for nearly two decades has afforded me the opportunity to work with various leaders who ranged in their use of technology from being early adopters to the other end of the spectrum, laggards. Twenty years ago, the gap between the two was great, and the financial impact on their companies, whether they took one path or the other, was not substantial. Those days are gone. Technology is not only a competitive differentiator but it can now substantially save you money.
Many waste management companies have a host of applications, including their line-of business software, but very little IT infrastructure to support them. They spend inordinate amounts of money on server repair, network professionals and desktop upgrades in hopes of keeping the ship afloat. When the system finally goes down, it then becomes obvious that the downtime not only disrupted their operation but eroded the faith their customers have in their business. This is not the scenario mentioned above where technology saves you money. The “head in the cloud” mindset now will cost them time, money, resources and their loyal customer base. Can you afford this to happen to your hauling operation?
Business owners need to get their heads out of the clouds and embrace an affordable solution: the cloud. It is estimated that over a period of 13 years you could save over 66% off your technology budget if you leverage a cloud environment over traditional premise-based server systems. Allow technologists to take care of technology and you attend to your waste operation. Protect your data from inclement weather, theft, or novice technicians. Particularly with line-of-business software, it can be cost prohibitive to purchase the software outright without seeking financing. However, with typical cloud solutions, you can affordably lease applications with the assurance your data is still yours, but it is safer than you could ever make it!
Get your head out of the cloud and your business in the cloud.
Alpine Technology Corporation has been servicing the Waste Industry for over 35 years with powerful and comprehensive solutions for both their office and their trucks. Their premier applications, AlpineLive, Visual RAMS Pro and Visual On-Route have saved companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. You can purchase Alpine’s software or allow them to host it in their secure hosting facility in Denver, Colorado. Call (888) 852-7267 or email email@example.com with questions.