If you’re a small business you may find it difficult to stand out amongst large competitors. Stats show that 48% of consumers said they were willing to wait longer for a personalised product or service. Here’s why:

Bespoke vs. off-the-shelf software

Off-the-shelf software solutions don’t care about one person/business. They are developed to meet the needs of as many users as possible. They often contain a wide range of functionalities which you may never use because they simply do not suit the requirements of your company and which slow down the solution at the same time.

Cost Efficiency

If companies go in for in-house IT development and buy off the shelf software for their needs, there will be an added cost of hiring a team to manage their IT.

When investing in off-the-shelf software you’ll notice a lower cost and shorter waiting time as you can start using right after buying. However, bespoke software differs when it comes to the maintenance process. Once developed, a bespoke software solution is regularly tested and, if necessary, fixed by the third-party company which has developed it, making sure its users receive a flawless product.

Experience & Security

Saving on cost isn’t the only thing that an IT partner can provide. Choosing a trusted partner with the right experience, will understand your needs and apply that to your solutions.

Having a cloud provider to handle application needs and data storage can cut costs and save time. Data over the cloud is becoming a safer and more affordable option for many businesses. This is because of many factors such as disaster recovery, hosted servers and cloud storage and a flexible pay-as-you-go style package. 


When investing in bespoke software solutions, there is the added benefit of the software being customized at the pace of your business’s growth. It can be built with a flexible technology architecture that allows it to be extended in terms of processing power or features as your business grows.

Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, your cloud package allows it. This flexibility and pay-as-you-go style package gives you the freedom to purchase what you actually need.

What We Can Do

The Cloud is becoming the right tech to support businesses with the ability to creates bespoke solutions. SMEs are driving cloud uptake and these businesses are proven to stay successful with their cloud infrastructure. It’s important to stay on top of our ever-expanding technology and be open to adopting the right tech that can drive your company into the future.

Here at Cloudserve we offer secure cloud computing services. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner specialising in delivering high performance, reliable, and cost-effective services to small and medium-size businesses. Cloudserve takes complex cloud services and makes them consumable to small and medium businesses, offering a complete array of IT and communications services.

If you’re ready to take the next step to cloud migration contact us here at Cloudserve.

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