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How to reap the most from an existing IT budget?

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How to reap the most from an existing IT budget?

On August 16, 2019, Posted by , In managed it, By , With No Comments

“Reducing Management Overhead with a Managed IT Services”

Few years back, be it a small business or a mid-sized business, they relied on small IT team to take care of their Information & Technology needs. The team generally comprised of a single person, who would in fact manage servers, install software, handle every desktop security and ensure every peripheral.

However, today, a single hand is just impossible to address the IT issues. And its near impossible for a small team to survive in this rigorous environment. Presently, systems and solutions are capable of doing much more than that of any IT worker. So, it is necessary to find members who have specialized skills, and who knows the work ability of the system.

Looking at the scenario, current environment requires team that understands the trends in the existing technology such as cyber security, software unification, artificial intelligence. With inclining tech complexities most of the entity find themselves trapped in some common issues.

So, how can a business get the most from their existing IT budget?

 

#1. Picking cloud-based service

One of the common cited advantage of cloud-based solution is that they don’t rip you financially. Having the in-depth knowledge on its operation allows you to save money which can help you properly prioritize your budget.

When coming to software, SaaS (Software as a Service) model it offers different set of cost saving than virtualization in an infrastructure as service (IaaS). Knowing where the dollar is invested, you can find out whether or not it’s been invested in proper area.

In a traditional SaaS model, savings can be done in two ways. First one is you can eliminate time consuming updates, second one is to patch security holes, fixing bugs, and offering additional functionality.

Another solution is to save money by reducing hardware purchase costs along with its repairing and maintenance cost. Nearly 80 per cent of the organization take advantage of virtualized servers just to reduce cost and to increase productivity.

 

#2. Collaborating with Managed IT Service Provider

Working with solid Managed Service Provider (MSP), you can easily lay off your team from IT service responsibilities. You can easily assign duties and responsibilities to a team of experienced staffs.

This re-assignment reduces cost, and time spent on troubleshooting that are beyond the abilities of internal team. Further, huge amount can be saved in training budgets as your MSP shall be responsible for grooming the internal team. You team will be able to concentrate on the projects that drives your business forward.

 

#3. Executing the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

With several end point solutions many organizations urge its employee to bring their own device. Work such as checking mails, reviewing documents, collaborating can be performed from anywhere on a trusted connectivity.

The study shows, there is increment in productivity level by 34 per cent. Implementing BYOD policy allows the organization to save nearly $1500 + amount every year.

The only agenda you need to look out for is to save and work on the existing IT budget without reducing any kind of deliveries. When partnering with Managed IT Service provider you can reduce cost with an added benefit to your budget. The right MSP will help you to look on the overall budget and provide guidance on the sector that the entity really needs to emphasize on. Years of experience you will have better opportunity to prioritize the projects while minimizing the costs on a right area.

NSW IT Support has been rendering service as Managed Service Provider (MSP) past decades. The customers who have collaborated with us are very much satisfied with our services. Our service is not only limited to the territory of NSW but to the whole of Australian region. For client’s feasibility we have developed comprehensive packages. To find out more, contact us!

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