Nowadays, moving to the Cloud is a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if. Indeed, the public cloud market alone is expected to be worth over $200 billion by the end of 2016.

The myriad of available cloud options, however, is leaving CIOs confused and concerned. The choice between public, private, and hybrid cloud can be extremely daunting. Add the question of up-front costs vs. Pay-As-You-Go cloud into the mix, and the options become truly overwhelming. It’s no surprise, therefore, that over 80% of CIOs are confused about the Cloud.

But moving to the Cloud shouldn’t be a daunting task. The benefits of cloud are so vast and varied that organisations and CIOs shouldn’t be put off. With the right education and support, moving to the Cloud can be seamless and stress-free.

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As for which payment model to opt for, education once again is key. Whilst many cloud providers are still pushing contracts and mutli-year commitments, a Pay-As-You-Go model is where the future of cloud lies.

Moving to the Cloud isn’t an overnight process. A CIO doesn’t make the decision to move to the Cloud one day, implement a solution the next, and start using cloud-based solutions right away. Moving to the Cloud is a journey, and journeys take time. Why, therefore, should customers pay at the start of their cloud journey for something they’re not going to use until the end of their cloud journey? Indeed, it is these outdated, up-front costs that are putting many people off moving to the Cloud. The world is constantly striving to do less with more, and as budgets shrink – especially in the public sector – paying a costly up-front fee for something you’re not going to use until months later can be extremely unappealing.

Pay-As-You-Go cloud can combat this. It allows organisations to do exactly what it says on the tin – Pay-As-You-Go. No more multi-year contracts, no more daunting up-front fees – just simple, accessible technology, paid for in a simple, accessible way.

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Moreover, the Pay-As-You-Go cloud model significantly reduces IT ‘waste’. Instead of paying for bulk packages that include services and applications organisations never intend to use – or worse, don’t even know they’re buying – Pay-As-You-Go cloud allows users to only pay for exactly what they need and exactly what they use. Ultimately, this allows organisations to streamline applications and save money – an attractive proposition for many.

Here at Trustmarque, we can not only help your organisation with its journey to the Cloud, but we can also offer you a Pay-As-You-Go cloud model that does exactly what you want and need. Our Pay-As-You-Go cloud services allow you to pay for what you use (and only what you use!) on a month-by-month basis, and we allow you to decide how and when you want to pay.

For more information on our Pay-As-You-Go services, click here. You can also start your cloud journey today by contacting one of our experts of