ARE YOU MAXIMIZING YOUR IT INVESTMENT?
How much you should spend on IT depends on many variables – your company size, industry, employees and clients, to name a few – but no matter how big your budget, there’s one universal truth: steadily monitoring your IT needs will save you money in the long run.
We’re here to help you determine what you do (and don’t) need to keep your company running smoothly.
Evaluate your internet bills.
Obvious statement incoming: Internet access is a really, really crucial part of running a business. However, that doesn’t mean it needs to devour a crucial chunk of your budget. You can lower your internet costs via bundle prices, eliminating redundant services, and contacting your service provider about discounted rates. We at CORE Group can help you shop around for better deals and get you out of existing contracts, resulting in immediate savings and a reduced monthly bill.
Review your phone plan.
Is it time to switch carriers or consider a different type of phone service? For example, Voice Over IP (VOIP) uses the internet to provide telephone service, offering you greater mobility, interoperability, and connectivity – not to mention, it can be much cheaper than a traditional phone system. This is because it uses your existing internet connection rather than a separate system or additional hardware.
Assess your productivity.
We get it. Computers are expensive, and buying a new one when the old one isn’t quite broken can be unappealing. But if you bought a computer seven years ago and you’re paying an hourly employee to wait seven years for it to open a Word document, you’re not doing yourself any favors by delaying an upgrade. In the grand scheme of things, increased productivity is often worth the price of newer equipment.
Don’t underestimate ongoing maintenance.
Break/fix support agreements are reactive, meaning they only seek solutions once something’s gone wrong. By that point, the resolution time is increased because troubleshooting must rule out all actions that weren’t taken proactively, resulting in lost productivity and increased frustration. That’s why we offer continuously monitored IT plans that complete reboots, patches, security updates, and scans before issues occur (and often prevent them altogether). These plans save money, minimize disruptions, and afford you the time to focus on what really matters: growing your business.