What Technology as a Service (TaaS) is and how SBT Partners can help you manage your overhead.
Take a close look at how you spend money on technology. Chances are if your business has been coasting along the past few years without a well-defined technology plan, you’re in essence throwing money at a problem. You’ve hired three people? Then it must be time to buy three computers and VoIP phones. Your business should never rely on this kind of strategy. Expenses are to be expected when doing business, but how you approach them and mitigate their impact while still providing high-quality products and services is the difference between a well-run business and a failing one.
With SBT Partners, Your Technology Utility Bill Is Fixed
IT expenses can quickly deplete your budget, but to remain competitive, you must be constantly improving your technology while controlling costs. How great would it be to be able to customize a managed IT solution, using only the functions you need and ignoring the rest? Now imagine being locked in to a monthly fee for these services. SBT Partners calls this our “Technology Utility Bill,” and its purpose is to make your IT costs a manageable monthly expense, not one that swings wildly depending on your immediate needs. We accomplish this through our Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) program.
At SBT Partners, we have recognized that these wide swings in cost are what make some business owners avoid managed services. And that’s a shame, because in the grand scheme of things, outsourced IT is something that can take what was previously a liability and transform it into your greatest asset.
You’re Free to Focus on Your Core Business
If your business makes cupcakes, and only cupcakes, the most important function of your business is making the cupcakes. They must be great cupcakes if you built a business around them, but when businesses start neglecting the cupcakes and start getting bogged down in the minutiae of running a business, it’s the cupcakes that suffer. And when the product begins to fail, the rest of the business is the obvious next casualty.
This is the point of managed services, be they accounting, human resources, marketing, logistics, or information technology. Your time is valuable. Shouldn’t the majority of it be spent on the cupcakes? When you enhance your core business and outsource the non-critical ones, you are ensuring your customers are getting the best possible product your business can provide. That’s what keeps them coming back.
If you’re still on the fence about managed IT services, ask yourself the following questions:
- Does our current IT solution efficiently and effectively handle daily IT tasks?
- Who is planning our IT future?
- What are our disaster recovery procedures?
If you are dissatisfied with the answer to any of these questions, give SBT Partners a call. We can help you turn a reactive, variable cost into a managed fixed cost that can only improve how you do business.