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Budgeting & Your IT

By Nextrio on August 11th, 2017 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Your business runs on IT, and staying ahead of security needs and new technology requires thoughtful financial planning. Thinking through the budget needed to allocate for maintenance, updates, and new installations takes some planning and forethought.  There are different models and ways to get the job done, and it helps to know your needs.

Don’t Cut Corners

Certain aspects of your IT are worth the expense, and security and data backup are two of them. Invest time and money into making your network and environment as secure as you need, based on parameters you determine meet your risk tolerance level.  In addition, having your data backed up consistently is important with the prevalence of ransomware.

Consider the Size of Your Business

Depending on your needs, outsourcing the management of your IT may make the most sense as it provides expertise you’re not able to hire for, and smooths your expenses monthly. Larger businesses may have unfulfilled, niche needs that require a partner to help with strategy and execution from time-to-time.  IT costs money, but there are different ways to allocate the funds based on needs.

Understand the Importance of IT

Information technology is crucial for every business in today’s day and age, and it’s continuously changing. There are many ways to get the most out of your IT budget, often with modifications and smart planning over time. Moving from equipment at your location to a cloud-based solution may or may not make financial sense, but having experts help navigate the options is the smart way to go.

If you need help with planning and budgeting for your technology needs, call the IT professionals at Nextrio at (520) 519-6301 or visit our website.