Houston IT companies can play a fundamental part in reducing overhead in terms of tech infrastructure while expanding competitiveness and profitability. This is done in several ways, which will be briefly examined here:
- Facilitation of Core Tech Focus
- Reduction in Equipment Costs
- Facilitation of Equipment Longevity
Facilitation of Core Tech Focus
Houston IT companies install, upgrade, troubleshoot, maintain, and transition systems for diverse clients. To do so requires development of streamlined operational protocols capable of managing such a client load. Help desks, on-site technicians, and remote support protocols all define modern MSP provisions. Additionally, cloud computing is quickly becoming core to the industry. Altogether, when you have a managed tech solution, your company’s IT people can focus on your company’s core needs without having to play catch-up fixing minutiae all day. This saves time and money, streamlines operations, and expands profit. Additionally, the right MSP can totally surrogate on-site technician needs, allowing you to reduce personnel costs.
Reduction in Equipment Costs
There are two DaaS solutions that can really save you money: Desktop as a Service and Device as a Service. Desktop as a Service allows you to “float” networks via cloud computing innovation, allowing operations to take place from anywhere. Device as a Service allows you to “rent” equipment at a monthly fee and exchange it out when malfunctions arise, increasing operational efficiency and reducing associated costs. Maintenance of on-site equipment ensures it lasts longer, increasing your investment.
Facilitation of Equipment Longevity
Change the oil, belts, and components on a car with regularity, and you can drive it past one million miles. Computers don’t have quite that longevity. But oftentimes, issues can be resolved which would reduce their lifespan. Upgrades, patches, and other maintenance make it so you get more out of your machines. MSPs are better-enabled to do this than internal techs, owing to the infrastructure of an MSP, as opposed to most business’s limited internal budgets.
Backup and Data Recovery (BDR) protocols are essential for modern businesses. So is proactive monitoring and support, the latest firewalls, updated antivirus protocols, and regular staff education, which MSPs can facilitate. MSPs also reduce downtime, and that alone can justify their utility for many businesses.
More Streamlined Operations
Houston IT companies can make your business more secure, mature equipment investment, reduce costs pertaining to equipment, and allow internal techs to focus on core development rather than playing catch-up. This can massively reduce tech budgets. Contact us now at ICS for more information on reducing tech expenses.