Tip of the Week: Extend Your IT Budget
Budgeting for your technology can be pretty difficult. You never really know when some problem is going to present itself and cost your business an arm and a leg. Since you can’t always see what’s coming, saving money when you can is important. Let’s take a look at a few ways that you can save money on your business’ IT.
Automation is the act of having machines handle repetitive and mundane tasks so that trained workers can focus on productivity. Setting the stage for efficient business can go a long way toward building revenue-generating operations, and that’s exactly what automation does. It quickly completes tasks that would take humans longer to do. The less you are paying your staff to bridge the gap, the more money is saved. This ensures that your IT investments are aiding your organization’s goals.
Get Rid of the Landline
The telephone is a staple of business, and has been for over a century. Nowadays, however, there is a better way to leverage your company’s resources. Voice over Internet Protocol uses your company’s bandwidth to place and accept calls, transferring your telephone service away from the telephone company. VoIP also provides businesses with a number of other integrated communication options befitting the modern business. From conferencing to instant messaging, VoIP can provide a company all the tools it needs to provide powerful communications to its staff; and, it does it at a fraction of the cost of traditional telephone systems.
In IT, bargains can end up costing your business substantially more. That’s why it’s important to have the right technology to fit the needs of your business. The consultants at Directive can put you next to some of the top hardware and software vendors in the industry to get solutions that are sure to work for your business. Since our experts are well versed in many types of technology, our technicians can help design, implement, and support any technology that your business may need to improve the efficiency and overall effectiveness of your business initiatives.
Managing your business’ technology can get very expensive. For every dollar you put into improving your business' IT, you will spend three fixing and keeping that technology working properly. With that number in mind, it makes sense to save some capital on management by outsourcing your system maintenance and management to the IT professionals at Directive. Your systems will be actively maintained which will save you money by avoiding downtime situations that you would normally experience if you didn’t have 24/7/365 coverage afforded by our certified technicians. Control your business’ costs by controlling its uptime.
If you would like to talk to one of our experts about ways to save some money on tech, while still getting the hardware and software that fits your business’ needs, call us today at 607.433.2200.