The job market ebbs and flows, but in recent months, unemployment has risen. The opposite can be said for those working in IT. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said 28,000 jobs in technology were added in the month of May. Even as companies focus on technology cost management, it’s clear that they’re willing to make expenditures on IT.
While the numbers are encouraging, it doesn’t mean companies are frivolously throwing money at technology. Rather, most companies are looking at their investments in technology and measuring them against outcomes, thereby monitoring value more carefully. It’s a technology cost management arrangement that has been in place for some time, but it makes sense that more companies are focused on value in times like these.
If your company relies on around 90 applications to function in your day-to-day tasks, you’re meeting the average for like-sized companies. Around 10% of companies manage up to 200 applications, which is getting in some pretty hard-to-manage territory. Even at 90 applications, navigating the updates and simple management can become burdensome.
By auditing your applications, you can figure out which ones no longer serve a purpose and which can significantly lighten the load your IT staff is carrying after you decommission the applications that are no longer needed. Perhaps even more enticing is that the housecleaning can lead to cost savings.
You might find that some of your applications are still necessary, but only at specific times during the year. Through temporarily decommissioning these applications, you can again lighten your load. When they are needed again, simply turn them back on.
You’re not a one-size-fits-all kind of company, so why adopt one-size-fits-all technology? And while you don’t have to have your applications custom made for you, there are providers out there with options that fit your unique needs.
The problem is finding a reputable provider, then wading through all their offerings to get exactly what will fit your needs and your current infrastructure. Technology cost management success depends on integration, which is why you should work with a third party professional to help you find the right tech solutions. At Cory Communications, that’s exactly what we do. We offer clear, simple, reliable, and individualized solutions to help you build toward your technology goals while managing costs. Unified communications, voice services, internet connectivity, cloud services, and relocation/MACDs are our specialties. If you’re invested in efficient technology cost management strategies but also want the best solutions for your daily tasks, contact us and let’s talk about how to achieve that.