IT Spending Reaching $35 Trillion – Here’s How You Can Save!
Information Technology, or IT in the business world, is one of the most important aspects of the modern age. Every business seems to have an IT department, even if it’s just a small company where everyone wears three hats, and your IT person is also the accountant. Having a solid IT department in your company should mean that the servers keep running, the computers and phones aren’t going down, the network is secure, and there are no software issues.
Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
The truth is that IT is not as simple as that. Sometimes it’s not in the budget to have the servers updated, the network improved, and every computer taken care of and kept up-to-date. Sometimes it’s not even in the budget to have a proper IT department (see the example of the person-with-many-hats). So what can you do in this situation?
You could a reach out to business IT support services.
These are companies that specialize in IT support services on a contractual basis with other businesses and are often cheaper than having your own in-house IT department in the long term (unless you are having issues often, then having a department is a good investment).They’re also relatively common, with almost 3% of all jobs in the U.S. being IT, and around 13% being IT support specialists.
That means you should have your pick of IT consulting services in your area.
Now, what do these business IT support services companies do? Well, mostly they take a look at your computer network security and ensure that you have proper network computer support systems in place (or backup systems) and that your networks are up-to-date and reliable. They may offer suggestions on how to improve these systems, technical or otherwise.
They may also save you a lot of money in the long term with their suggestions, which can then be invested in other aspects of the company. Poor IT management or support can be a massive investment in companies, especially those small ones just starting out. A consultant can help pinpoint where the issues are, and how to fix them.
And considering that IT spending is expected to reach $3.5 Trillion in 2017, globally? Which is a massive $1.4 trillion increase since 2015?
Every little bit saved can help.