Trimming Technology Costs Shouldn't Sacrifice Efficiency

Posted by Sam Bloedow on 10/5/15 1:00 PM

Trim your technology costs

The efficiency of your technology doesn’t need to be sacrificed when finding ways to manage costs.

When some businesses begin trimming technology costs, they commonly take shortcuts that end up being risky to their bottom line. They go out of their way to delay upgrading hardware, buying software licenses or increasing server capacity. In some instances they trim their internal IT support, even as the business grows. Operating even the most basic network today means significant recurring operating expenses.

Rent, Don’t Own the Staff

Maintaining an internal network requires experienced people and a virtual always-on 24/7 staff of administrators, networking experts, database specialists, systems managers and dedicated IT personnel monitoring the network. From an economic perspective, it is makes more sense to “rent” rather than hire people to fill all these roles internally.

Keep Things Remote and Energy Efficient

According to a study published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the fastest-growing sources of U.S. energy consumption are data storage centers. This is due to the increased power supply required to run and cool a data center. Hardware sprawl is also a problem contributor, as most businesses have space limitations and lack the available room for any additional hardware.

Embrace Outsourcing

Both of the aforementioned cost control measures can be accomplished by outsourcing network and data storage operating expenses. Outsourcing isn’t a dirty word. Managing IT on your own is difficult and far from cost effective. Outsourcing day-to-day IT management responsibilities through a Managed Services Provider is a strategic way to improve the efficiency of operations and dramatically cut costs.

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Topics: Outsourced IT Department