Reviewing Your 2017 IT Budget

As 2016 rapidly comes to an end, now is the ideal time to determine what role IT will have for your business in the next year. Whether you’ve exceeded revenue goals for 2016, or are eager to put this year behind you, one thing is certain: 2017 is almost here and changes are happening. Your budget may already be in the works for next year but we urge you to take another look in preparation for 2017. As industries evolve, technology continues to advance.

Here are four items your business can’t afford to miss in the 2017 IT budget:

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Your IT Department Shouldn’t Feel Threatened by Outsourcing the Helpdesk

The majority of businesses today rely heavily on technology, which requires a level of support that can rapidly resolve problems. Many still choose to manage their own IT support internally, but there is an increasing amount of businesses looking for an alternative. Outsourcing adds a team of representatives, which eases your end users frustration and your current IT staff’s workload. The benefits of outsourcing can be concerning to those currently working within an internal IT department. “Will I have a job if they choose to outsource?” is something we hear frequently. Many IT professionals find themselves feeling threatened by the idea of another company coming in to “do their job.” Truth is, in most cases, companies will choose to keep their current employees but rather than extending the department with new employees they will allocate funds to outsourcing.