The onset of Cloud computing and offsite IT services means that there is less and less need for businesses to continue investing in IT systems. But how do you know when it’s time for your company to make the move? Here are five things to look out for.
Choosing an IT support services company for your business is a complicated but vital decision. Your support provider has the potential to help your business excel, to maintain a mediocre existence, or in the worst case, actually reduce productivity and profits.
Cut through the hyperbole and fears about cloud computing – and learn how to make the move successfully…
Those in the IT department are often perceived as the ‘no’ people who, when called on for support, cause more problems than they solve. But it need not be that way.
If the focus of your IT costs has been on spending money on software and hardware infrastructure, you have only scraped the tip of the iceberg. The long-term ongoing costs – support and services – remain unseen, and these can be considerably more. Experts have estimated that 80 per cent of total IT costs occur after initial purchase.
IT should work for, not against you. It should help increase operational efficiency and provide a platform from which further advances can be made. Unfortunately, many businesses find that IT is a hindrance as much as a help, meaning that IT strategy extends no further than keeping things running.