5 Ways to Cut IT Costs
Businesses are always looking to save money – especially considering the current climate. So, how can you save IT costs without compromising quality or performance? Here are the best five ways to start saving money;
1. Communication Review
A review of your phone and internet bills can often reveal many unnecessary expenses — unused lines, old internet connections or even plans that might now be much cheaper!
2. The Cloud
Moving all or even part of your business to the cloud can help save money. Email is often the first aspect small businesses move the the cloud as it’s an easy process and there are many benefits — cost, availability and flexibility.
3. Predictable Expenses
Fixed price arrangements are an excellent way to reduce costs. Predictable expenses month to month can help keep your cash-flow in check and stress levels low.
4. Virus Protection
Virus cleanups are costly and are one of the biggest time and productivity drains on a business. Prevention is the best cure. Installing a centrally managed and monitored AV solution is the easiest and cheapest way to curb virus issues and catch them before they cause any real damage.
5. Proactive Maintenance
Paying your IT provider to perform proactive maintenance on your network may seem counter-intuitive when it comes to cutting costs. However, over the lifetime of your equipment, you will have fewer problems and business critical issues can be caught before they cause any downtime. Monitoring and preventative cleanups are the core of proactive maintenance and are often cheaper than you’d expect.
Elevate can help you cut IT costs — get in contact with us today and see where you could be saving money!