Recent days we took a look at the evolution of collaboration and the benefits of technology for getting things done. This week we would like to expand on that thought and focus on the cost benefits, plus give our thoughts on a few more. So that, this is some simple way to cut down business costs with technology we were though:
1) Collaborate in the Cloud
Paper is slow and can incur high costs in terms of supplies and lost productivity. Cloud systems that allow you to collaborate and share files securely, save time and money, and also remove distance and time zones. Not all cloud collaboration solutions are alike. When reviewing options, small business owners will want to make sure the solution will connect across platforms, increase user participation, improve the quality of meetings, support mobility, ensure security, and drive improvements.
2) Here’s an unexpected one – light bulbs
Light bulbs often symbolize a good idea, yet this tip is not just a symbol. Businesses can save millions of dollars annually from investing in eco-friendly technologies. Incandescent blubs use up to 75% more energy than CFL and LED lights. Over its lifetime, a CFL bulb can save up to $80 in electricity bills. Multiply that by an office’s total number bulbs and see amazing results with little effort.
3) Outsourcing is a great way to reduce costs.
Often shifting responsibilities of certain business practices to an outsourcing model can save money, and also create blocks of time to pursue more initiatives that grow your bottom line, such as going after new business, developing new products.
4) Modernize your data storage.
Application vs. data sprawl is a constant battle being waged by Enterprise IT organizations. Modernizing data storage infrastructure can result in direct and indirect savings for enterprise IT organizations.
5) An ounce of prevention.
The reality is that you might be saving money by not having regular IT maintenance, but when something goes wrong it is going to cost a lot more in terms of repairs and down time. Regular IT checks can identify and address problems before they occur, prevent unnecessary downtime for repairs, and give piece of mind that your business and your client’s business is in good hands.