Cutting Expenses on Business Technology
written by Mark Veldhoff posted on Aug 15, 2021
If you are looking to save money on IT services, there are a few ways you can do it while still getting all the IT work you need. Think about making sure you don’t get locked into a long-term contract. Long-term contracts can end up being costly. And, you want to be able to choose, a la carte, what services you need from an IT company. From cyber security to help desk assistance, you should be able to pick and choose your specific IT needs! Don’t pay for more than you need, and that’s the first way you can save money in your IT budget!
Look For A Non-Traditional Service Provider
Traditional Managed Service Providers (MSP) bake a lot of hidden costs into a traditional contract. If you go with a non-traditional MSP, you can probably reduce some of your costs. There are a lot of traditional MSPs in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and West Michigan regions, but the team at Envizion IT can help you find cheaper IT alternatives.
Like you have options to pay as you go with your cell phone, you also have options to pay as you go with IT help. Don’t be tempted to lock into a long contract when there are so many other options available for you to choose from. Consider non-traditional options so you can get the specific IT help you need when you need it. Like you don’t use a rotary phone or dial up internet, you don’t have to lock yourself into a traditional IT company with a long-term contract either. Think outside the box!
Pay For Services As You Need Them
There are a few IT services you might want to focus on paying for, but just consider trying to pay for them as you go, and not as part of a big contract.
- Information management – consider getting help managing personal information like files and emails. We can set you up with a 3rd party hosting option to help personalize your interface.
- Cloud storage – do you know what your options are for storing files in the cloud? There are a variety of options in different price ranges, and we can help you determine what will meet your needs best.
If you need help setting up a website, why pay for IT help after it gets set up? You can always go back and hire IT help again if you need help editing the website down the road. The point is, hire an IT company when you need them and pay for that service. Then, negotiate as you go if and when you need more IT help.
Social Media Help
Branding is huge for any business, and arguably the most important aspect of that is your social media presence. The thing is, while you might need help getting started or even with managing messages, you don’t need an IT company that locks you in long-term. Why not let an IT company get all of your social media pages set up, have them train an employee to manage them, and then cut the IT company loose?
If you ever want to give your social media pages a facelift down the road, you can always hire IT help for a short period of time to upgrade your pages.
Has your business been around for a while and is seemingly drowning in paperwork – like physical pieces of paper that you can’t get filed or stored? A good IT services company can help you turn all of that paperwork into a digital version. Not only that, but it can be stored in the cloud and searchable. So, instead of just looking aimlessly for a piece of paper.
Your information will be scanned, stored, and backed up so you will never lose it, even if you have a problem with your IT servers. But again, once your files are stored and saved, you could stop paying for your IT services. Pay for the task and then stop paying. That’s a surefire way to save some money with IT services.
How We Can Help
The team at Envizion is unique because we treat you uniquely. No two businesses are the same and no two businesses should be treated exactly the same. We want to get to know your specific business. A few of the ways we can help you save money for your IT needs:
- Spend your money like it’s our own. We are not going to spend frivolously, and take great care with your investment.
- Planned upgrades to your IT infrastructure. We know that planning your upgrades is going to save your money. Planning ahead will help increase your abilities while also helping reduce downtime in your business, which loses you money.
- Offer permanent corrective actions. We are not interested in offering you an IT solution that is not going to last you a while.
We would like to become a member of your team – not just a company you hire on a whim. We care about who we work with, and genuinely want to set up a business relationship that works for both of us.
We will also analyze the way you currently spend your IT budget. We can take a look at your contracts and ascertain if you are allocating money in the right way or if we have any suggestions on how you could spend it more effectively.
Our team will provide you with a free consultation to give you a good idea of what you can expect when working with us. Step 1 is breaking down your current IT plans and taking a look at where your IT budget is going. We will break down every IT service we offer and explain exactly how much it will cost. Reach out and contact us today to get an idea of what you can expect when you work with us. We can compare your existing long-term contract to the services we offer and show you where we can save your business some money.
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