6 Smart Ways to Save Money and Get More out of Your IT Budget

On June 1st, 2017, posted in: small-business-IT by Comments Off on 6 Smart Ways to Save Money and Get More out of Your IT Budget

Save money with your IT budget

From strengthening security within your organization, to moving to the cloud, it’s possible to stretch your IT budget to meet all your needs, no matter what the size of your business – IF you know what areas to invest in.

Stretch your IT dollarsThis time of year is an ideal time to strategize the best way to stretch your IT dollars and get more out of your existing budget by cutting hardware expenses and investing in these smart IT solutions (amongst many others).

1) Invest in Managed Services

It’s easy to see why more and more businesses are moving toward managed services rather than a break/fix IT approach.

Managed services such as desktop care, server care and mobile device management (MDM) can greatly reduce security risks within your organization. These unobtrusive preventative maintenance solutions quietly monitor your system to prevent vulnerabilities and address issues before they impact your network.

In addition, managed services allow businesses to effectively budget for fluctuating IT expenses. Through a managed service approach, technical issues are minimized and when problems do arise, they’re dealt with quickly – often without you even realizing there was an issue.

2) Invest in Preventative Security

At Ontech Systems, we encourage our customers to conduct an annual security assessment to ensure their network is truly secure. If your organization needs to adhere to HIPAA compliance guidelines or any other regulatory requirements, it is important to implement a layered security approach to ensure your business is in compliance at all times.

3) Invest Time into Creating an IT Budget

Often times, businesses don’t have an IT budget in place at all. This puts their infrastructure at elevated risk for unexpected expenses due to a security risk or network failure. The best (and most cost effective) approach to IT is a proactive one.

We encourage you to contact Ontech Systems to schedule a budget meeting. Together, we’ll discuss your immediate concerns, future goals for growth and define a 5-year outlook on your IT budget so you can stretch your dollar and maximize your IT budget to the fullest extent.

4) Invest in VoIP Phone Systems

It’s hard to believe there was a time when a business landline was the only option. Today, the reality is that switching from analog or digital phone systems to true VoIP service can save your organization a significant amount of savings.

Depending on the number of local and long distance calls your organization makes, transitioning to VoIP could save you 20-50% off your monthly phone bill! Contact us to find out what kind of savings VoIP can offer your

5) Look for Ontech’s Current Promotions

It’s easy to save money IT products and services when you take advantage of special promotions offered through Ontech Systems. View our latest offer and reduce your IT costs today!

6) Invest in the Cloud

cloud-computing-milwaukeeSave energy, save space and lower your IT costs by moving to the cloud. One of the great things about moving to the cloud is you can scale up or down as your business needs change and your organization grows.

In terms of security, the cloud gives you a great deal of flexibility, based on your unique security needs. If you have mission-critical workloads, the private cloud might be an ideal option for you.

If your business doesn’t require the level of infrastructure and security offered by the private cloud, the public cloud offers you a pay-as-you-go option where you pay only for what you use. No matter what type of cloud service you select, this is one of the best ways to reduce your IT costs overall.

While this list includes 6 great ways to reduce your IT costs, there are many other ways to save money, but get the same (or even greater) level of IT service you currently have within your organization.

In order to effectively reduce your costs and plan for the future, we encourage you to contact us online or call us at (262) 522-8560 to request a budget meeting where we will identify ways to reduce your IT budget. Alternatively, you can schedule a 100% Free, no-strings-attached Network Discovery as a next step.

FREE No-Obligation Network Discovery

If you’re unsure which IT solutions will best fit your needs, contact Ontech Systems for a free, no-obligation Network Discovery. Whether you’re looking for more of a general audit of your network or you have a specific concern you need addressed, contact us today and we’ll get all your questions answered – minus technical jargon.

Through our Free Network Discovery, our Network Consultant will conduct a full audit of your network and discuss with you, ways your business can fill in any gaps and resolve potential vulnerabilities or loopholes that might compromise your business and potentially cost you thousands of dollars down the road.

Request a free Network Discovery today or call us at (262) 522-8560 to learn more.

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