As a small to medium sized business owner, you know how important it is to make sure you’re not wasting money. Whether you worry about spending money on something you don’t need or spending too much money on something you could have purchased at a lower price, it all adds up. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can reduce IT costs and help your business.
- Utilize the Cloud
- Outsource IT Work to a Company You Can Trust
- Buy the Right Program Licenses for the Right People
- Research Quotes from Different Hardware Companies
- Have an IT Plan for your Business and Know Where Everything Fits In
This one is easy. If you want your business running efficiently, effectively, and without wasting money, transitioning to the cloud is an amazing way to transform your business while saving your IT budget in the process. If you haven’t considered the cloud before, now is a great time to start.
Think about it. If your company sells cheese, it doesn’t make much sense to pride yourself on a robust IT team. Let experts in their own fields handle IT, so you can go back to doing what you do best. Sometimes handling your own IT just doesn’t make sense and that’s perfectly okay.
When you onboard a new client, you might think to yourself that they will need access to every software and system you have available. But if their job never sees them opening a PDF, is giving them a license for Adobe Acrobat really make sense? Ensure that your workers are given what they need to do their jobs and not extraneous programs that will cost you money, but that they won’t touch.
You wouldn’t make a major purchase without any research. Don’t do the same with where you buy your hardware from. If you’re looking to upgrade your hardware or just purchase a new unit for another employee, make sure you speak to a number of companies and compare any discounts that they may offer. This way you can make sure you’re getting a good price.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of adding bells and whistles to your hardware and software because they sound like an excellent idea at the time. But if those extra features go unused, you’ve wasted money on them. Make sure that you monitor how your employees are using their hardware and software and see if perhaps there’s something you can skip when you order next time.
Are You Looking for Ways to Cut Down On Your IT Budget?
Hiring an outside company might sound counter intuitive, but hiring professionals to run and manage your IT could actually be the answer you’re looking for. Experts at TCI know how to outline and manage an IT plan for your business. This can keep you from making costly mistakes and also save you time. This way you’re not constantly pulled away from your business in order to deal with an IT issue.
If you think this sounds like a perfect solution for your business, give us a call today. Together we can see what would be right for your company.