Can you make your IT budget go further?

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Can you make your IT budget go further?

Mon, 31 Jul 2023

Investing in technology offers any organisation the opportunity to optimise workflows and build better relationships. However, there are financial constraints to consider, as well as the need to streamline and this can mean that budgets are tight. So, how can you make your IT budget go further and still get everything you need from the investments that you make?

 

Allocate your budget where it will make the biggest impact

 

Prioritise the parts of your IT spend where this is likely to make the biggest difference to your objectives. Think about how you use IT in the business and the areas where more investment could create more opportunities. For example, more budget allocated to data security or operational efficiency can be truly transformative. By allocating more budget to these areas you’ll ensure that your IT spend produces the biggest possible results.

 

Use more automation within the business

 

This is one of the simplest ways to ensure that you’re getting the most from your IT budget. You can apply automation to any repetitive and time-consuming tasks to help free up resources for other areas of the business. Plus, more automation ensures consistency and can provide a significant efficiency boost too.

 

Opt for cloud computing

 

Switching to a cloud approach to IT infrastructure can considerably reduce your costs, ensuring that you can get more from the IT budget that you have. Not only that but the cloud also has a lot of benefits when it comes to flexibility and scalability too. Cloud computing helps to support more agile business models and remove the obstacles that legacy IT infrastructure can create to growth and progress. From data management to app development, it brings many more resources within reach.

 

Opt to outsource

 

If you’re keen to make your IT budget go further by reducing costs – but you also want to ensure that quality remains key – then outsourcing IT is the best option. Working with an IT service provider will mean you have access to specialist expertise, a wealth of resources and insight into the best possible options for your business when it comes to infrastructure, monitoring and support. Plus, there are lots of different ways to approach this, including co-managed services, where you have a small internal team working with a professionally managed IT services provider.

 

Train your team

 

IT moves at a fast pace and it can be difficult for even the most enthusiastic people to keep up. By regularly training your team in everything, from cyber security to new systems, you will ensure that your IT budget goes further. Staff will be able to effectively use all systems and confidently optimise your investment. Plus, you can minimise exposure to cyber security threats – 19 out of 20 cyber attacks can be attributed to an individual mistake, something that training can help to eliminate.

 

How can SADS Ltd help?

 

With professional outsourced IT support and guidance, you can streamline your IT operations, harness the power of innovative technologies and achieve greater productivity. All whilst keeping overheads lower than recruiting an internal IT team.

Get in touch today to get started.

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