Saving a little on your technology can go a long ways, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can cut costs without creating long term issues.
Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy workstations, and if things are tight you can even buy refurbished desktops to keep costs low.
If you reduce the amount of energy your technology uses each day, your utility bill from the electric company will decrease as well. Switching to LCD monitors (if you are still using old CRT dinosaurs), and enforcing company-wide policies to turn off monitors or put workstations to sleep at night can make a big difference.
You hired your employees to work, not sit on the phone with a PC manufacturer because your hard drive crashed. Businesses waste money by paying employees to go around in circles with vendor tech support all the time. IT firms like PACE Technical Services build relationships with vendors and are able to get things done faster. This means issues get resolved quickly and your employees don't need to deal with less-than-helpful support.
Yes, you heard us right. Cease paying your phone company by switching over to a VoIP solution instead. Small businesses save up to 80% on their telephone communication expenses, so the investment pays for itself quickly. Many VoIP systems allow your users to take their phone and use it anywhere, giving you increased flexibility and functionality.
Nearly all day-to-day IT issues can be completely prevented with just a little bit of maintenance. PACE Technical Services offers these services to our clients, reducing the amount of downtime they experience. Traditional computer support only fix computer issues when they arise. PACE Technical Services provides proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure fewer issues plague your business.
Shael is behind PACE’s reputation for professionalism and reliability. Shael oversees PACE’s operations. He created and maintains a structure and procedures that ensure the highest level of accuracy and efficiency. He focuses on client communications, and is dedicated to one-on-one relationships with PACE’s CompleteCare IT client base.
In 2004, Shael partnered with Michael Sugrue. He brings to PACE over 20 years of experience in business administration and operations. His previous roles included senior producer for a New York-based marketing company and director of regional operations for a national chain of music stores. A very active member of the international Managed Service Provider Community, Shael has been recognized several times on MSPMentor's Top 250 , identifying the world’s top managed services experts, entrepreneurs and executives.
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