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EFFECTIVELY BUDGETING YOUR IT DOLLARS A SIMPLE AND OPTIMAL METHOD

Posted by Éric Beauchemin 06-04-2016 10:55 am

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THE NEW FACE OF CONSUMPTION…

For some time now, a certain trend has grown consistently stronger in our lives: the emergence of subscription-based products and services.

Customers have begun to change their purchasing habits. Music is a practical example of this. Around a decade ago, most of us went to the store to buy the latest CD by our favorite artist. Bit by bit, the number of people who obtained their music through online download such as iTunes or Google Play Music began to rise, and this slowly became the new norm. The consumer could now pick and choose the songs they wanted, rather than having to buy the entire album. And now, wireless music streaming services such as Spotify, allow consumers to subscribe to a service for a monthly fee, giving them access to practically any music they could want. This trend is accelerating, and new subscription-based products and services are emerging. This tendency is becoming rooted in our habits as the new way of consuming, as it offers many advantages, and allows us to have access to our desired products and services, whenever we want them. So why is this new approach so successful? Four important words can help explain: accessibility, availability, variety, and flexibility. 

PROFESSIONAL IT SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC PERFORMANCES: IS THAT POSSIBLE?

It is, and it’s what we call managed IT services. The concept is just the same. A monthly price is set, based on the extent of desired subscription services. There are a few different models, but generally the price is determined based on the number of computer workstations or equipment to be managed, or based on the number of users. Like other services of this kind, this approach to using computing services has many advantages. One of the most significant, it helps you easily budget your costs linked to managing computer equipment. The subscription includes user support, as well as preventative maintenance for different network devices that are usually left aside in small businesses. Additionally, this information management method leads to proactive solutions for your business. Service providers are able to detect potential problems, and take corrective actions before they cause work stoppages or more significant complications. Infrastructure status reports are sent to managers in a timely manner, which allows them to forecast expenses and future budgets to maintain a healthy infrastructure. The cost of computer incidents is crucial to a business.  The results can be a notably harmful impact on quality customer service, loss of employee productivity, and lost sales, just to name a few. Keep in mind that prevention is always better than a cure. 

 
Éric Beauchemin, technitrick

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