It’s no surprise that business owners are always looking for strategic ways to keep operating costs low. The lower costs are, the easier it is for companies to stay competitive and widen profit margins in a crowded marketplace. Business-owners that there are natural and efficient ways to reduce costs and stay competitive. Often, business owners consider certain outsourcing facets of their business that they think would be better handled behind-the-scenes. Outsourcing can prove to be one of the easiest and most efficient ways to reduce costs and stay competitive in any industry.
However, when considering outsourcing as a means of lowering costs, business owners are faced with a series of important questions. What should we outsource? Where can we improve efficiency? How can we stay competitive without sacrificing too much? Who are the best experts to help me? The challenge of reducing costs while maintaining productive efficiency can seem impossible. But it doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds, especially when you consider the power technology has to optimize the way a business runs.
Technology is fundamental to any modern business and its capabilities are continually evolving. While the technology used to be just another part of productivity, it has now developed into a powerhouse productivity tool that can drive efficiency and cost reduction for business professionals of all kinds. Depending on the specific needs and challenges a company is faced with, being informed about cost-efficient technology solutions is critical for any business professional in a challenging economy.
The team of IT experts at Houston’s CITOC know just how much potential technology can have when business owners are trying to lighten the financial burden. The solutions will be different for every business based on their needs, but any business owner who is looking to cut overhead costs should start by assessing the cost-efficiency of their technology landscape. For some, nixing in-house IT strategies and outsourcing the management altogether can make a huge difference. For others, making small changes or implementing new solutions can do the trick, and often small changes can fix more than one problem.
Skype for Business is a prime example of a solution that harnesses the power of technology to streamline multiple processes. Skype for Business has cost-effective telecom features that allow for seamless calls locally and around the globe. Furthermore, the app comes equipped with Skype Manager that allows administrators to allocate credit and monitor spending centrally. Skype for Business also comes with a built-in instant messaging platform that makes connecting with team members possible at any time. Finally, true to its roots, Skype for Business has top-of-the-line video conferencing capabilities that reduce the need for costly business travel.
“It’s not just about making temporary changes or taking massive cost-cutting measures.” CITOC CEO, BJ Farmer says. “It’s about using technology in strategic and innovative ways to better position businesses to stay competitive and cost-effective in any economic climate. We’ve helped implement Skype for Business and many other Microsoft solutions for clients who needed a better approach to profitable operations. Reducing costs to increase profit margins isn’t about make or break decisions. It’s about taking a smart look at how technology can be a hero instead of a hindrance.”
The team at CITOC are Houston’s experts in providing managed IT support and service and specialize in offering technology assessments and consultations. If you’d like to connect your business-minded audience with more information about harnessing technology to reduce cost and drive efficiency, don’t hesitate to reach out to CEO BJ Farmer to arrange an interview.
CITOC has been proudly serving Houston businesses since 1995, providing expert IT and IT consulting services to their clients. Acting like a complete IT department for your business, CITOC offers fully customized services at a fixed cost, including virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) services, proactive maintenance of your IT systems, top-notch security services, and 24/7 helpdesk services.