Storage for Microsoft Dynamics can get a bit costly depending on where you get it. Depending on how much work you need to do and where you are buying it could really change exactly what is happening as well. We’ll discuss your options today and how you can best use them to your own advantage as well. It may not end up being as complicated as you believe it should be. We’ll talk about what that means for you right now.
You probably already have some idea of how much storage you need but it is no doubt in the terabytes section. The good news is that right now you have more options for managing this than anyone has ever had in the past. We continue to improve these as well so you can buy new ones as everything grows. The downside is that your competitors will also have access to these so you should be very careful when competing with them.
Even fundraising software users sometimes need this as well. As always you will usually grow from one office to many of them. We have seen this happen in countries all over the world where they have outgrown legacy systems and had to replace a large number of them. We see this constantly so it is certainly no coincidence that you and your competitors are probably concerned about this at the time of your writing as well.
So how much does it actually cost? The highest prices come from buying from third party vendors or Microsoft themselves. They will sell you amounts of the cloud which you do not own but can use for a while. As such this can become a large problem if you ever decide to switch off to a new solution such as Salesforce. While this will not come up most of the time it is something to think about when you are choosing everything as well.
You can also just buy everything yourself and set up your own system for Microsoft Dynamics. This is by far the best choice if you have the people to do it correctly. You will need some very skilled workers and contractors in order to do it. Remember to use the assets of your skilled workers to the highest level whenever you possibly can. Otherwise you are not getting the work you paid for.
External storage devices and clouds are other useful options you should look into. Maybe even look at what a zip disc setup could do for you if you simply cannot handle the huge amount of work. Although the speed of everything is also vital. Gathering very large solid state drives can really help you with all of this as they move your info with blinding speed. Unfortunately they are still quite expensive so they may be the wrong choice for many of yours setups.
Make sure that the data transfer rate can match your network as well since these are vital considerations that do not necessarily come with Microsoft Dynamics.