Hiring IT companies is integral to profitability in your IT applications. While there are certain areas of life where you can sort of “wing it,” hope for the best, and find some positive result, there are other areas that require a deft, experienced hand to properly manage.
SPECIFIC ADVANTAGES OF HIRING IT COMPANIES
Information Technology is constantly in flux and has been since the initial advent of computational technology. In order to maximize your IT advantage, you really need an experienced hand. Doing as much will yield benefits like:
- Diminished Initial Cost (Including Training, Hardware, and Software)
- Diminished Ongoing Expenses (Including Maintenance, Licensing, Support and Hosting)
- More Cost-Effective Upgrades Over System Lifespans
- In-Depth Value Propositions Maximizing Employee Utility of Tech
- Decreased System Risks, Including Mitigating Costs
A CLOSER LOOK
When you partnered with IT companies, you can avoid overpaying in areas of hardware, software, and training. As you go to purchase systems, you’ll come against salespeople whose prerogative it is to sell you the most expensive system they have available— this means a higher commission for them. If they’re any good at their job and you aren’t an IT expert yourself, at the very least, they’ll be able to make a compelling enough argument to force you into shopping through multiple tech agencies that offer solutions. You’ll lose time. Even if you get a good buy in terms of hardware, if you don’t have specific software experience, it’s a sure bet you’ll end up purchasing solutions that have flaws that a consultant could have helped you avoid.
Poor hardware and software— either too much or too little for your needs— will domino into ongoing expenses that simply are not necessary. You’ll have licensing issues, support issues that have trouble helping you due to non-streamlined systems implementation, and as a result, will likely run into hosting difficulties. When you purpose an upgrade to fix the problems, it’s likely you’ll run into the same difficulties from another angle.
The more you have to upgrade, re-outfit, re-train and introduce new systems integration, the more risk you put your systems at, and the higher costs will be which mitigate your ability to use the tech you’ve purchased.
THE ROAD MORE TRAVELED
Tech companies oftentimes understand that their clients have little or no knowledge of the technology they need. This is another reason they’ve developed this over-selling habit. Why do you need the most expensive desktop on the market, if all your employees will be doing is word-processing? Likewise, why are you trying to do graphic design on a netbook purchased for $100 from Best Buy? Under-buying or over-buying are both going to cost you.
An IT consultant will take stock of your needs, and carefully configure an approach that fits them. Working from experience, they’ll be able to help you determine what level of computation is most appropriate to your enterprises.
SOURCING WORTHWHILE LOCAL CONSULTATION
When you’ve decided on hiring IT companies, find an agency with real-world experience. At ION247, we offer this real-world experience, along with comprehensive consulting services. We ensure that you get the most value for the least necessary expense. Contact us today for more information.