Typically, cloud based digital signage is chosen for flexibility, ease of management and organisations who prefer to have a fixed monthly or yearly cost knowing what their expenditure will be. On-premise will be more favourable if you wish to pay once and upfront for the solution.
As mentioned at the beginning, both achieve the same thing but how this is achieved will differ, so make sure you have reviewed all options.
As a final thought below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the above:
Question: Can I swap from an on-premise solution to a cloud based one?
Answer: Yes, you can. You will need to check firstly if the hardware you currently have is compatible with the cloud based digital signage provider and whether it can be repurposed. It’s a bonus if it is as you can reduce additional outlay on having to swap out hardware as well as the software.
Question: Can I swap from a cloud based solution to an on-premise one?
Answer: Yes, you can. You will need to ensure that you cancel your subscription, determine who internally will need to be responsible for managing the servers and if required build the infrastructure. Don’t forget the contingency plan, what happens if that individual leaves the organisation? Make sure the knowledge does not leave with them.
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