According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2018. In line with this, IT budgets have remained relatively flat for small and midsize businesses.
The typical IT budget constitutes about two to four percent of the revenue of the company and about 70 percent of this is used to “keep the lights on” – meaning, to keep the systems running. Today, IT teams play a huge role in bringing business value to the company and hence need to optimize IT spending to apply the savings to actions that enhance IT competencies and achieve business goals.
The IT skills gap is one of the major budget challenges faced in the industry. With demand outpacing the supply, skilled IT specialists are hard to find and costly to hire. Due to budget constraints, many employers are unable to pay higher wages to compete for the required skills.
How can you optimize your IT budget in 2019?
Select an integrated IT management platform – Seamless workflows allow technicians to get more work done in less time. A centralized platform manages the entire IT infrastructure of the company which means the elimination of multiple point solutions and reduction of costs required to maintain those tools.
Leverage Automation – Automation cuts labor costs, or conversely, frees up resources for other critical projects and increases overall efficiency by reducing the time spent on routine tasks.
Manage Remotely – Remotely managing systems reduces travel time to distributed locations and cuts the associated travel costs.
Optimize your spending with Omni IT
Omni IT is a single, integrated platform that brings together endpoint and network management, service desk, and knowledge and configuration management. It allows midsize businesses to manage endpoints, networks, and cloud infrastructure all in one place, without the complex infrastructure requirements and skills needed to use the enterprise tools of yesterday. Omni IT delivers unified IT management.
Omni IT automates operational tasks such as software deployment, patch management and antivirus / anti-malware deployment and management and helps technicians to resolve incidents quickly with remote access to end-user devices.
Omni IT ROI Calculator
Kaseya provides an ROI calculator which will help IT leaders calculate potential cost savings and return-on-investment (ROI) from the Omni IT platform. It is based on Kaseya’s VSA endpoint and network management solution which is the foundation of Omni IT.
You can input the details of your IT department – which includes employee details, the percentage of time spent on various IT activities and the various costs involved.
Upon entering valid data, the calculator provides you with cost savings details, benefits and the ROI associated with using the Omni IT platform. (See example below)