It’s hard work running a business. There are always problems to solve and tasks to juggle. Technology can help you keep on top of it all so you won’t fall behind – to the detriment of your operations. But it’s also possible to fall behind with your technology, especially when it comes to acquiring and implementing new IT solutions. Few business owners have an unlimited IT budget, so you’ll need to make the most of your available resources. Here are some ways to do that.
Technology can be expensive to invest in, and you should be suitably cautious before making big purchases. Consider which area of your business will benefit most from your tech spend and prioritize your purchases. It makes sense to pinpoint inefficiencies in your operations and the tech solutions that can assist. This will mean that the return on your investment is maximized.
Here’s a simple example. If you have ten employees, but only two have screens, then they are probably the most productive. Buying eight more screens will probably increase productivity exponentially. This principle – where your tech investment is geared towards maximizing productivity – will apply in many areas of your business.
Buying new IT solutions is one thing, but there’s something else you can invest in: staff training. Unlike hardware, this is something that won’t break or let you down. It’s an investment that will pay dividends. If your staff have the tools and knowledge they need to make the most of your IT, their work will be easier and your efficiency will improve. A study by the Association of Talent Development found that the income of companies that implement effective staff training can be as much as 218% higher than those organizations that don’t invest in workforce education.
Another bonus of staff training concerns security. A security breach can be financially disastrous. Staff who are alert to cybersecurity threats, and the problems that can follow, add another level of security in your IT environment. Also, businesses that are known to take cybersecurity seriously gain the trust and respect of their clientele.
If you outsource, you may be able to access goods and services that would otherwise be unaffordable. You get access to more, while the costs are significantly reduced. Outsourcing, which typically involves a fixed monthly fee, makes it easier to keep on top of your IT expenditure and budgeting. If you outsource your technology and subscribe to managed services, you will not only gain access to a variety of IT tools, but managing them won’t all fall on your shoulders. Managed services from companies like Quikteks can save you time and money, and broaden your tech horizons.
It’s now common for businesses to outsource their cloud platform. Not only will you be able to access solutions that might otherwise be out of reach, but you will be able to scale your services, either per user or per GB. This makes it a flexible option that’s adaptable for your business needs.
Here are some of services that you will be able to take advantage of if you partner with a company like Quikteks:
…and this is not even a complete list of all the value-for-money benefits you can have access to if you opt for outsourcing. You don’t need to have a massive IT budget to take advantage of many of the innovative IT solutions now available. For more information on how you can do this, give Quikteks a call at (973) 882-4644.