How a Unified Approach to IT Saves You Time and Money

Whatever your exact setup, IT is always a crucial investment for businesses. For small and medium-sized firms, along with not-for-profit organisations, it’s vital to get the most out of your IT budget – because it can help you steal a march on your bigger, better-resourced competitors.

But, operating as they do on a more constrained budget, it can be difficult for smaller organisations to ensure that their approach to IT is a coherent and consistent one. All too often, therefore, these businesses and not-for-profits are left with disjointed IT systems, which can cause unnecessary complexity, inflate costs and disrupt collaboration across and between organisations.

At Solsoft, we make it our mission to help SMEs and NFPs to get more bang for their buck when it comes to IT, with a single, unified approach. Here are some of the ways in which a unified IT strategy can save your organisation both time and money.

Efficiency and reduced complexity

One of the most important benefits of a unified approach to IT is that it can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT setup. It streamlines processes and enables you to consolidate your IT infrastructure, rather than having to manage a multiplicity of systems separately – which helps to reduce costs.

Also, reducing complexity and consolidating IT systems can help you save money in a number of related areas – including on hardware, software licences, maintenance and support costs. This also means that you need fewer in-house staff to manage disparate systems.

Simplified management

Managing a multiplicity of IT systems can be a complicated, not to mention expensive, business. Managing a unified, integrated IT environment, however, is much simpler as it doesn’t involve juggling various systems, each with their own interfaces and maintenance schedules.

Not only does this therefore save time and effort when it comes to management and maintenance, it also significantly reduces the likelihood of oversights and errors. This can save your business a substantial amount of money to resolve these problems further down the line.

Supports your business as it grows

You might be running a relatively small organisation now, but if you’ve got big ambitions for the future, you need IT infrastructure that’s scalable and supports your business as it expands. A disjointed IT setup, however, can be much more of a hindrance than a help – holding your organisation back and preventing it from meeting its full potential.

Unified IT systems tend to be more scalable. This helps your business or not-for-profit organisation to expand with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can grow and adapt without having to spend money hand over fist on a major IT overhaul, as well as minimising any disruption.

Enhanced security

Cybersecurity is, inevitably, a major concern for any organisation – whatever its size and function. The range of potential online security threats is proliferating all the time, and fraudsters are growing ever more sophisticated in the methods they attempt to dupe people with.

Bringing IT resources and infrastructure together as part of a joined-up, unified approach can enhance your security and ensure you more effective protection against cybersecurity threats. In particular, it makes it easier to implement consistent security measures.

With a unified approach to IT, you can manage and monitor cybersecurity more effectively, as well as ensuring better enforcement of security policies across your organisation. This makes cybersecurity much simpler than it would be if you were having to manage it across multiple IT systems.

Improved collaboration

Effective, close collaboration is vital to enhancing productivity and innovation in any business or organisation. But with disjointed IT, it can be difficult for colleagues to work with one another in an efficient and practical way.

With a single, integrated IT environment, however, you can facilitate much better collaboration within and between teams, providing colleagues with a single set of tools for project management, data sharing, communication and other day-to-day tasks. Solsoft is the IT strategy and support partner that puts your needs first. We delve deep into your organisation’s needs and objectives to develop a unified IT strategy that supports your growth and helps your IT budget go further. Get in touch with us today to find out more.