When you run a business, there are ways that you can save money including a reduction in staff, raising your prices, or otherwise pinching pennies – so to speak – in an effort to save as much money as possible; however, the effort isn’t always worth the results and can sometimes cause your business more harm than good. There are a few ways that you can effectively save money and improve your business through technology, though.
If you are looking at how to save money while running your business, there are numerous ways to utilise technology to do so. You likely already know how much more convenient technology makes business and how much smoother it can make things run, but it can sometimes be difficult to pay the cost of new equipment and software when the price tag can be so high, and you have older equipment and programs that still function “well enough”. Although the price of new technology may have a higher upfront cost, it can save you a lot of money in the long run in multiple ways.
Upgrading or implementing new servers
When done strategically, upgrading your server infrastructure can result in major benefits for your company – and ultimately cut costs. To maintain a competitive edge, your business needs an IT infrastructure that is efficient and capable of handling increased workloads. Outdated infrastructure could be holding you back, requiring extra IT support, incurring unexpected maintenance costs or failing to meet business objectives.
Using an IT support provider like Custard, to complete a regularly scheduled server refresh, however, will ultimately reduce operational costs with superior server performance, greater efficiency and consolidation, advanced security and improved reliability.
Migration to the cloud
The cloud can provide extensive financial benefits to your business, such as budget savings and increased workplace productivity.
Cloud solutions are available in a pay-as-you-go pricing model. This format provides savings and flexibility in several ways. Foremost, your company doesn’t have to pay for software that isn’t being utilised. Unlike an upfront license, cloud software typically only costs per user. Additionally, pay-as-you-go software can be cancelled at any time which reduces the financial risk of any software that doesn’t work. Finally, the up-front cost of the cloud is lower than in-house solutions. For companies that need top-tier products but don’t have extensive funds immediately available, cloud solutions provide fantastic flexibility.
Technology allows remote working
Renting office space can be very expensive, especially if you’ve only got a few members of staff. It’s possible to save money on office space by enabling your team to work from home. Technology and the internet are what makes it possible, together with mobile devices, and the cloud. Your employees can access whatever they need without having to travel to the office. Not only can your employees work efficiently from the comfort of their home, it’s also possible for them to communicate with customers and co-workers.
Go to a paperless system within the office
Your business can benefit greatly from going paperless. It’s much easier to search through electronic records for the information that you need. You also won’t have to spend as much money on office supplies, filing systems, paper and ink. Also, this practice is eco-friendlier and can give you the edge you are looking for when it comes to customer loyalty.
Using an MSP to take care of your technology
Managed IT services were created specifically for businesses that want to take a proactive approach to technology maintenance, to help them save time and money. Managed IT can save your business money by preventing small issues from turning into expensive problems that could lead to downtime or worse.
Using an MSP will assure quality technology maintenance and updates. If your team doesn’t regularly handle IT maintenance, and you don’t have an internal IT department, chances are that your technology isn’t getting the attention it needs in order to stay up to date, and help you save money. By outsourcing this responsibility to a managed service provider like Custard, you can rest easy knowing that your IT is being handled by trained IT professionals.
Work with Custard Technical Services
At Custard, we work hard to understand the needs of our clients in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, and provide them with IT support packages that take care of all of their technology requirements – without the heavy lifting.
About Custard Technical Services
Custard are a team of technicians, engineers, salespeople and directors (but above all, we’re a bunch of geeky gurus).
We’ve got over two decades of experience in the IT industry, delivering friendly jargon-free IT support and services for businesses across the East Midlands and the UK. We are a fast-growing company that support businesses across many different sectors, from manufacturing companies to charities.
We work to create a company culture that sustains a motivated workforce and encourages personal development to ensure our team thrive. Our employees are given opportunities to develop and learn new skills, attend team building events and are awarded for their dedication.