How to Cut 25% Off Your IT Expenses
We've all learned in our Business 101 studies that cutting costs is an absolute priority of business operation. While there are plenty of products available that promise to save your business money, perhaps the easiest and most effective way is to downsize. Gartner Inc. reports that you can eliminate a quarter of your IT expenses by simplifying your IT network.
Without a clearly mapped out IT gameplan from the outset, your company can easily end up with an overly complex IT network that costs more money to operate than it should. This disorganized network can take on several different lifeforms. Does your network look something like this?
- Your network connection wires resemble a plate of spaghetti.
- Your company lacks an IT roadmap.
- Every network user has their own printer.
- Your network devices were carelessly installed.
- Your file paths are an system of unorganized clutter.
If you can identify with any of these points, your business' IT system is costing you more to operate than it has to. In this case, an estimated 25% of your budgeted IT dollars are being spent on purchasing longer cable, installing more connections, and servicing your equipment. Your company is investing unnecessary time and money into purchasing and maintaining equipment. Now, let's look at how to save your company some IT dollars.
Adapting New Technologies
The goal of technology in the first place is to simplify your life at home and at work. The latest trends in technology mirror this philosophy. Now more than ever, devices are smaller, faster, and easier to use. Likewise, their operating systems are becoming more intuitive, saving us time and effort and cutting out massive learning curves. Simplicity is the solution to cutting a quarter of your company's IT costs. Directive can analyze your IT infrastructure, and help design new solutions to simplify your network and save you money.
Our solution plan for your company may be as simple at rerouting a few cables, or as complex as upgrading your servers. No matter what we suggest for your business, we'll be able to show you how you can save money and time on your IT efforts that you can in turn invest into other aspects of running your business.
Adopting an IT philosophy of simplicity will ultimately add to the value of your business. You'll have less devices to maintain and integrate into your network, and you'll save your employees from having to wait on your technology, increasing their productivity at work. Ultimately, increasing the efficiency of your technology means increasing the efficiency of your business and everybody working for it, while cutting costs and maximizing profits.
If you would like to know how your company can potentially cut a quarter of its IT costs and maximize your efficiency by simplifying your network, then give Directive a call at 607.433.2200.