Here are some quick tips to save money on IT expenses during these tough times.
Ways to cut IT expenses
Software Licensing: Take an inventory of all software licensing that is either auto-renewal or subscription based to determine if you actually need all the features that you are purchasing. There may be a license that is less expensive with less features that you can use instead. It is also good to regularly check for un-used licensing for users that are no longer with the company also. Let us do a full evaluation on your software licensing at no cost.
Paperless: By not printing you save the environment and save on money. Less toner and less paper equal more money in the reserves. It also saves on maintenance or replacement costs on those expensive large multi-function printer devices.
Phone Service: Take a look at the phone bill to see if your carrier has recently changed your pricing from the original discounted price to their standard pricing. Also consider how many lines you have and if they all need separate phone numbers. These kinds of service can often cost more money. It might be time to start shopping for a new vendor to get better rates and Farmhouse Networking is there to help with low rates and no setup charges.
Hardware Consolidation: Multiple servers and extra network equipment due to improper wiring can be an unseen extra expense on the electric bill and increase cooling costs in the office. Using virtual server technology or migrating to the cloud can help lessen the impact of servers in your office. Centralizing / consolidating servers and network equipment will decrease the overall cooling expenses for the building too.
Support Contracts: Are you paying for IT support on a monthly basis? Are you sure you are getting the best deal and only the services you need to keep business functioning? Let us take a look at your contract to see if there are any cuts that can be made to decrease support contract costs.
If your company is going through a tough time financially and looking to save money on IT expenses, then contact us for assistance.