Understanding the ROI: Philadelphia IT Consulting
Return on investment (ROI) is often the cornerstone of C-level decision making, particularly when investing in IT services. And with the ubiquity of cloud services in the marketplace, many businesses either hold off on adoption, or go all in - assuming that their spend is synonymous with optimization. However, in both cases, the effects can be a costly reminder that there is no substitution for expert consulting.
Reigning in Cloud Spend
Modern businesses understand how crucial cloud-based resources are to productivity and the bottom line. And for good reason.
- Applications can be used and integrated across devices
- The cloud offers a seemingly infinite capacity for performance
- Scalable, high-availability, and on-demand IT services
- Flexibility that can be built around diverse employee structures / configurations
However, while collaboration tools have been shown to increase productivity by as much as 400%, more cloud doesn't necessarily translate to a better cloud. Current estimates show that companies overpay for cloud services by as much as 36%. This figure pales in comparison to on-premise data centers, 80% of which have more server capacity than necessary. The compounded effect of this excess spending causes companies to spend upwards of $62 billion annually, worldwide.
Fortunately, iCorps' technicians can help businesses optimize their cloud spend. Our consultants take into consideration the current computing infrastructure and end-user work stations. Then, they assess server performance data (including central processing unit and memory utilization), network traffic, messaging data, and extant messaging system architecture.
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For Those "Just in Case" Moments
Unfortunately, tech still has the highest rate of employee turnover, with current estimates hovering around 12.3%. Although Philadelphia's talent pool has been on the rise, businesses aren't totally immune. IT consultants can provide stability in response to short and long-term employee absences, seasonal or temporary need, vacation coverage, and more. iCorps consultants can provide support in many areas, including:
- Compliance, security, and deploying resources such as Azure Active Directory
- Designing, advising, and implementing supplementary initiatives
- Leveraging critical applications and processes company wide
- Assisting projects such as hard and software deployment, system and infrastructure upgrades, data backup and migrations, and more
By outsourcing to IT consultants, you have a set of specialists to manage project portfolios, reduce instances of failure and downtime, and support seamless integration of services from the C-suite to the end-user. With IT consulting, you can prioritize spend to favor performance and security, implement flexible and scalable resources, increase productivity while reducing fixed costs, and benefiting from a deep bench of up-to-date tech expertise.
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