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Can You Afford Your IT Initiatives?

Can You Afford Your IT Initiatives?

Your operations are, more or less, contingent on your budget. As such, your business will rely on its budget to guide it fiscally through the next year of operation. Unfortunately, IT resources care little about your budget, and you can see this in how unpredictable it can be. We’ll discuss ways that you can keep your IT budget from breaking the bank, as well as how you can improve success over time through proper management of your IT assets.

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How Thinking Short Term About Technology Hurts Your Bottom Line

How Thinking Short Term About Technology Hurts Your Bottom Line
Those in the business sector in charge of making decisions can often break down the choices they face as follows: benefit the short term vs the long term. If you’ve got experience with decision making, then you realize that planning for the long term works out better for all parties involved, including your bottom line. This is especially the case when it comes to big decisions involving technology. A classic example of this is seen when procuring new technology. There’s a reason why some laptops cost $200 while other models run $2,000. When buying computer hardware, the more money you’re willing to invest will get you technology that’s more reliable, more powerful, and provides better funct...
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How to Get "All You Can Eat” IT Support Without Overspending

How to Get "All You Can Eat” IT Support Without Overspending
Let’s say you get a bill in the mail for technology support, but you don’t necessarily know why you got it. Pretty troubling, right? Clearly someone in your organization isn’t privy about the proper method of getting help for their technology, but if you regularly work with a break-fix IT provider, this kind of correspondence (and cost) is unavoidable. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again. The aforementioned scenario is created when you expect your employees to contact tech support when they are experiencing an issue, rather than contacting someone within your organization. If your company doesn’t have someone dedicated to IT suppor...
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How Unused Applications May Be Hurting Your Budget

How Unused Applications May Be Hurting Your Budget
When a business finds new software solutions that can effectively replace their older, less efficient systems, applications can often go unused for extended periods of time. However, these unnecessary apps can waste time and money for your business, which can add up quickly. In fact, as much as 38 percent of enterprise applications are wasting away on organizations’ networks. More specifically, 30 percent of applications went unused, while only eight percent were somewhat unused (less than once a month). According to a recent study by 1E, between the United States and United Kingdom, there are $34 billion dollars wasted on unused or rarely used software solutions. An average large enterprise...
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5 Ways to Put Your Staff Ahead of Frivolous Office Expenses

b2ap3_thumbnail_cut_your_costs_400.jpgEvery business wants to be like Google and provide employees with a dynamic place to work, filled with amenities. It would probably be a dream come true for your organization to sit next to Google on Glassdoor’s annual list of “50 Best Places to Work.” Reality check: you’re not Google, as you’re reminded of this every time you attempt to balance your company’s budget.

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