In the previous article we looked at how there were ways to save money in a business that prominently uses technology. As we found out, there was a lot of products available to make things more streamlined and that ended up costing less.
In this article we are going to have a look at some of the best profit friendly solutions which require little upfront commitment, yet offer great cost-saving, revenue-increasing potential.
Microsoft Office has been a go to collection of tools for businesses for just over a decade now and it is easy to see why. You can get so many useful tools like the tried and tested office apps, the saviour of communication over the pandemics, Microsoft Teams and even business automation tools all from one place.
SharePoint: Is an easy way to share documents to a whole team of people at once and keep them all organised, and it links so well to
Microsoft Teams: The app that has been the frontrunner for business communication, giving you the ability to do video and voice calls, schedule meetings, direct message and have chats with the whole team.
Outlook: The Microsoft email service.
Microsoft 365 is a prime example of a SaaS (software as a service) product. It has subscription packages available to suit any business and you per monthly in accordance with how many users you have.
Traditionally you would have had to host and email server, website or application yourself in office which would have cost you on maintenance and electricity. However, in this day and age there are cloud providers that can provide all of this for a much cheaper cost. Because these cloud service providers have their services in bulk, they can provide them to you for an affordable price.
Managing data security can be very time consuming and your time is worth a lot of money, therefore offloading this job to an experienced managed security provider is an excellent solution. A managed security provider can back up all of your data, make a continuity strategy, and ensure your endpoints are protected. All things you would have to do yourself so, outsourcing this is definitely the most cost efficient option.
In the previous article we talked about the financial risks of data breaches and cyber attacks so, having all of this taken care of by a professional and reduce the likelihood of a financially crippling cyber attack.
Cloud Hosted VoIP
With the recent development that the UK are going to be decommissioning the ISDN telephone structure, businesses need to look to the future for a different way to run their phone systems. Cloud hosted VoIP is one of the most affordable solutions and requires almost no hardware making it one of, if not the, best solutions.
Another great reason to have VoIP is that you can make calls from anywhere with an internet connection. The systems also come packed with features such as auto attendants, call queues, call recording, voicemail-to-email and much more. Call bundles make it much more affordable especially when calling overseas.
We’re 4TC Managed IT Services
4TC can support you with all the services you need to run your business effectively, from email and domain hosting to fully managing your whole IT infrastructure.
Setting up a great IT infrastructure is just the first step. Keeping it up to date, safe and performing at its peak requires consistent attention.
So we can act as either your IT department or to supplement an existing IT department. We pride ourselves in developing long term relationships that add value to your business with high quality managed support, expert strategic advice, and professional project management.