Business owners and managers understand that tech decreases costs yet spending on IT has the potential to bloat a budget. In other cases, a limited IT budget makes it difficult to stay abreast of new requirements. It is challenging to keep up with demand while maintaining a reasonable IT budget. Managed services experts in San Antonio know exactly how to cut your tech costs without sacrificing productivity.
IT Cost Optimization
Simply dumping money into IT will not make your business successful. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must pinpoint creative ways to decrease IT infrastructure costs. In general, businesses should strive to spend between 5-7% of revenue on IT. Larger businesses should aim for 3-5%. The challenge is in decreasing infrastructure costs while taking advantage of the latest tech advancements.
It is possible to free up money by reducing run costs; these are overhead costs no business can escape. Take some time to think about how much your business spends on IT infrastructure on a per worker basis each year. If those costs were lowered 5-10%, you would enjoy considerable cost savings. Cut the costs to this level, and you will have plenty of money to spend for other needs.
Consider the Merits of Virtualization
Virtualization will save your business a ton of money. This process is the replacing of physical hardware with a virtual version. One of the primary benefits of virtualization is it maximizes server resources. Give virtualization a try, and your utilization levels might quadruple. Think about how nice it will be to no longer spend on physical servers— your team will segue to virtual environments that are cheaper in terms of hardware and energy costs. Do not be intimidated by these virtual environments! If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to managed services experts in San Antonio.
Outsource IT Services and Staff
Outsourcing IT can dramatically reduce your tech costs. Most businesses that try outsourcing their IT find it is so cost-efficient that they continue to search for additional ways to outsource even more tech services and staff roles. Infrastructure components can be outsourced with a pay-per-use model so your team can access the latest tech and services such as Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), and beyond. The best part is you do not have to pay the exorbitant upfront fee for these services. Instead, you pay for them in an on-demand manner.
Are you in need of managed IT services, cloud hosting, VoIP phone systems, surveillance cameras or call recording? At ICS, we offer these services and plenty more. Contact us now to find out more about our managed services in San Antonio.