Reducing the Cost of IT

IT expense planning and management is often a tedious activity for business leaders who aren’t tech savvy. It’s also a recipe for overspending on unnecessary or duplicate services, which ultimately affects a business’ ability to allocate capital for growth.

Here are a few ways to reduce capital and operating expenses:

  1. Cloud Services: Point cloud solutions can be utilized in lieu of deploying traditional servers for a monthly subscription, pay-per-use model. As your business scales through the peaks and valleys of business, maintaining an agile model is an absolute necessity.
  2. IT Asset Consolidation: If you have one or more aging servers in your computer closet or data center, modern technologies allow for virtualizing servers with little to no hardware.
  3. Phone Service: If you’re using a traditional phone system, consider switching to a lower cost IP telephony system or Internet-based system. In most cases, you can port your telephone number. If you have multiple contracts, perform a regular review to ensure you aren’t being overcharged (a common problem with carriers).
  4. Managed Service Provider: MSPs can often provide IT 24×7 services for a fraction of the cost of a traditional IT department. For companies that already have an IT department, choose an MSP that offers co-managed solutions to help ease the burden on your existing staff. A common use case would be to offload preventive maintenance, software updates, alerting/monitoring, and application management.

At Weston Technology Group, we’re interested in working with our clients to drive down the cost of IT and increase productivity. You can contact us at or complete our contact form and we’ll schedule a brief assessment call.