Re: Surely they are finished as a company?
No its not - that is the msp product they bought being reverted back to its original name
17 posts • joined 25 Apr 2017
There is no tax on this - its called use of home, its a pain to work out but its already there
No business rates on houses etc and can potentially reduce insurance costs as they house is left empty less. As long as you are not having customers/visitors to your house.
You talking just about vsphere it isn't their only product and not everybody loves the cloud... you can't sweat your assets is one example (Servers can have a rack life now nearing 7 years comfortably). You can't shift it (as easily) to large capex investments. Not all companies (particularly larger legacy ones) like ongoing opex costs being higher.
You also have the smaller SMB businesses (albeit they tend to use cheaper vmware products like Vsphere essentials etc). Cloud is expensive so them, yes they can easily push email to O365 etc but there is still lots of legacy LOB applications which run on servers in peoples offices. This is just not cost effective for them to move to the cloud.
They will however lose a section of the market but not all of it.
As somebody that runs a small business, it really isn't that had to make tax digital, I used to use a spreadsheet and moved to software. The cost of the software/time invested in doing it really does save so much time in the long run.
I use FreeAgent and it costs me £261/year ex vat, it automatically calculates
Self Assessment (with a few additional inputs)
VAT it calculates itself from the transactions you record, submitting is pressing a button and entering credentials.
It also does:
Day to day Accounting, with feeds from the Bank.
I spend probably 1 to 2 hours a month doing the accounts, things like Payroll unless changing staff details is just login and press submit, enter the HMRC credentials and away you go.
But this is an example of just lifting and shifting applications to the cloud. Applications/platforms should be rebuilt/designed in a way that means components can fail, be spread geographically across multiple regions/AZ's. This is the problem with people complaining about the cloud not working, they are trying to use legacy methods in a new platform and it doesn't work. Services should be designed for failure in mind - check out Chaos Monkey developed by Netflix
Wireless can work, but in order for it to work well you need line of sight wireless.
For my area this could work well, our copper is connected via an overhead from a pylon. Connect fibre to/from the green box to the pylon. Line of Sight from each house to the pylon.
I appreciate this won't work everywhere but perhaps a different approach is needed to different areas?
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