If you own a business, or are in charge of creating budgets for one, then you have probably become well accustomed to a simple rule of thumb: only buy what you need. In most markets and industries there just isn’t room for waste. Get too carefree with your spending and you could find yourself without the cash or tools required to keep profits coming in.
That hasn’t always been easy advice to follow when it comes to business IT, however. Traditionally, business owners and executives were forced to pay huge sums for hardware purchases or software licenses. There wasn’t a good way to scale those costs up and down, or to accurately forecast needs and expenses into the future.
Because there wasn’t a good way to balance cash flow with IT investments, buy only what you need became something like buy what you think you might need and then hope you can pay for it in the future. Naturally, that wasn’t great for business. It destroyed a lot of budgets and left huge inefficiencies for companies of every size.
Things don’t have to be that way anymore. In 2022 there are a lot of ways to get back to only paying for the devices and services you require. You just have to know how to determine what to ask for. Let’s dive a little deeper so you can cut the waste from your company’s IT budget.
How to Stop Overpaying for IT Equipment and Services
The easy way to stop overpaying for IT is to break out of the purchase/license model and go for monthly or yearly contracts. If you haven’t yet tried this approach for your business, you might be stunned at what’s available.
We have clients leasing servers, mobile devices, software suites, apps, and even entire workstation setups on low-cost regular payments. And of course, many of them work with us on a rolling basis as well, giving them access to tech expertise when they need it without the expense of an in-house IT department.
Rather than laying out huge amounts of cash to purchase equipment (or pay for IT care), they simply sign up for regular billing instead. In the process, they enjoy a handful of benefits:
They get access to the newest hardware and equipment without big upfront payments.
They retain the ability to scale services up and down as needed to meet their own goals and budgets.
They always have the latest tools, some of which would otherwise be prohibitively expensive.
Or, if you wanted to sum all of this up, it means they only pay for what they need, when they need it. That lets them follow the golden rule of business without sacrificing anything in terms of performance and competitive edge.
Are you paying too much for IT equipment and services by following an old model for doing business?
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If that’s the kind of care you want from your outsourced IT provider, then reach out to our sales team today. We’ll be happy to schedule a free consultation and see how we might be able to help.