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  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 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 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_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 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!

 

 

Outsourcing your IT

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If your business or organisation is considering outsourcing some of its IT needs, it certainly isn’t alone. From outstanding financial benefits to customisable integrated services, an outsourced IT arrangement can complement your business operation in a variety of ways. Why? — because it works and it’s undeniably cost effective. If you haven’t made the switch yet, here’s what you need to know.


Costs

Companies that outsource IT services will save money on major expenses as IT providers have access to distribution channels for hardware and software with volume discounts. Your IT provider can help cut back on the equipment it needs to operate which translates to reduced maintenance expenses. Labour costs are also reduced through the proper utilisation of technicians based on skill set.

Scalability

No matter what size business you run, you’ll be able to contract for the services that your business requires. A scalable IT services plan allows you to customise the level of support you need (and want to pay for) from your service provider.

Expertise

Whether you operate a fleet of trucks or provide financial services, your business has its own business to contend with. Your IT provider, on the other hand, specialises in IT. They are the experts in the field and will provide you with the reliable expertise you need to support your business whatever its size and industry. By outsourcing your IT you now have access to dedicated IT professionals as an extension of your team.

Solutions

When you contract with a high-quality IT service provider, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art solutions that can drive your business forward. From enhanced communication services to cloud-based storage, you’ll be able to adopt any and all IT solutions that are beneficial to your business.


If you haven’t thought about outsourcing your IT needs, now is a great time to consider your options. To find out how a customised IT service plan can complement your business, contact Elevate today!