The technology industry is expanding at an exponential rate. Gartner has forecasted that IT spending will increase by 5.1% in 2023, which is quite a significant number given that yearly spending is already in the trillions.
With an ever-increasing market comes an ever-increasing amount of options. As a result, procuring hardware and software is not easy. When procuring IT, you can manage everything in-house, outsource to an individual or company, or go with a managed service provider (MSP).
If you want to procure hardware and software for your business in the new year, I recommend working with an MSP. Here are three reasons why:
Procure the Hardware and Software That is Right for Your Team
Hardware procurement is a significant undertaking. You need to find the right devices from the right vendors at the right price. If you do not have experience in the process and are not well-versed in tech, then it makes sense to work with an MSP.
An MSP can help you procure the hardware you need efficiently and cost-effectively. They are experts in finding the best deals and negotiating with vendors to get the right equipment for your specific needs at a competitive price.
They will guide you throughout the process, from researching and selecting the right hardware to ensure the proper setup and configuration. They can also provide ongoing support to ensure that everything is running smoothly. With their knowledge, expertise and resources, an MSP will ensure that you have the right technology for your business needs.
Optimise and Consolidate your Licensing Costs
How many software licences do you pay for right now? Especially in the last few years, you might have accumulated a collection of licences for video conferencing, instant messaging, document sharing and project management apps. Over-paying or over-licensing can become far too easy to do without the support of a managed solutions provider.
An MSP can help you consolidate and optimise your software licenses by analysing what you have and ensuring that you only pay for what you use. They offer a range of services, such as license management, cost analysis, and optimisation recommendations, to ensure you get the most value from your investments. An MSP will not recommend just any software; they are committed to understanding the unique needs of your business and ensuring that your software meets these requirements.
Manage the technology assets that you leverage daily
A managed service provider will do more than simply set up these solutions for you. Once they have procured the hardware and software you need, they will monitor it to ensure that the solutions perform as they should and that your team gets the most from them.
An MSP can help you keep up with the ever-evolving technology landscape by providing comprehensive monitoring and management of hardware and software. Through a combination of onsite and remote support, they will quickly identify any potential issues in your system and provide proactive updates that can save you time and money. They can also recommend hardware and software upgrades and replacements to keep your system running at peak efficiency.
Additionally, they can answer any questions or concerns about your hardware, letting you know your business is secure. In today’s digital world, having a managed IT provider on board can be essential for keeping your business competitive and successful. With their help, you will stay up-to-date with the latest developments and be confident that your hardware is secure and running at peak efficiency.
Soma can procure the IT your business needs
With technology specialists becoming harder to find and more expensive to hire, we recommend engaging with a IT managed service provider to deploy and maintain your infrastructure and ensure staff get the best experience at work.
Our fully-managed IT solutions deliver 24/7 support that scales as your business grows. We provide unlimited and all-inclusive support, maintenance and management to Australian businesses in locations such as the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart.
As your managed service provider, soma offers a single point of contact, convenience and flexibility for your IT needs.