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Is the Lack of an IT Budget Stressing You Out?

As an IT manager for a growing business, your livelihood hinges on your ability to efficiently manage your network, business development applications, and security without exhausting your budget. Unfortunately, the cost of simply “keeping the lights on” now consumes 70% of the average IT budget. This can place undue stress on an overburdened IT manager. If your current lack of IT budget is stressing you out, it is a good time to seek the expertise of an industry specialist who can help you attain a Fortune 500 quality network even if your financial resources are limited. Below is a look at some of the key challenges facing IT managers, and how you can overcome those challenges by following a simple three-step plan.

What are the Most Common Challenges Facing IT Managers?

Today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape requires IT managers to contend with a mounting array of responsibilities. They are expected to provide field service and network connectivity solutions in addition to ensuring that Wifi, data centers, computers, and phones are functional 24/7. Sometimes these responsibilities can be more than an IT team can handle.

What is the Key to Overcoming These Challenges?

If you have stretched your IT budget as far as you possibly can, it may seem like you have hit a brick wall. At this point, the best step to take is to think outside the box and find an innovative solution that will help you achieve your goals while reducing expenses. The key is to seek the expertise of a specialist that understands exactly how your everyday challenges are contributing to your stress. Zeriva seeks to guide you on how to best capitalize on your strengths. By following our simple three-step plan, you can maximize your IT budget without feeling overextended.

How Does the Process Work?

Simplicity is the key to success when implementing an IT solution. Rather than navigating through the complications of working with an OEM, you will be on the fast track to cost savings and reduced stress in just three easy steps:

  • Step One: Send Zeriva your business objectives and key requirements
  • Step Two: Collaborate with Zeriva’s certified engineers and technicians to personalize a solution that meets your needs
  • Step Three: Implement your customized solution without high costs and stress

Upon completion of these three steps, you can begin to refocus your energies on key IT priorities and meeting your business objectives. And if any questions or concerns arise after you implement the plan, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that Zeriva’s technicians are just a phone call away to provide guidance.

What are the Benefits of Following the Plan?

Small to mid-size companies in search of ways to maximize their IT budgets will enjoy a host of benefits by following the plan above. From cost savings to personalized support, the advantages of seeking guidance from a group that has already helped many organizations just like yours can be a difference maker for stressed IT managers. Here is a look at the top five benefits you will experience as you work with Zeriva to optimize your IT resources:

1) Cost Savings of 50% to 90%

“On average, companies spend 70 percent of their IT budgets just to maintain the current network and “keep the lights on,” reports IDC. The ability to reduce hardware maintenance and data center reports without compromising uptime is appealing, especially as organizations address IT megatrends encompassing security, mobility and the Internet of Things.”

– NetworkWorld, IDG Communications

You can choose from a variety of solutions such as refurbished IT hardware and field service support that can yield cost savings of up to 90%. This enables you to allocate additional help and guidance to areas of your department that desperately need financial support.

Hands of businessman looking over financial savings for IT managers

Hands of a businessman looking over financial savings.

2) Customized Solutions for Enterprise Environments

Your organization is completely unique in terms of its IT needs. Accordingly, your organization will receive a customized solution that reflects your specific needs for enterprise-level hardware and support.

3) Stress-Free Implementation and Maintenance

Relying on an OEM to provide equipment implementation and maintenance is costly and stressful for organizations with limited budgets. By partnering with Zeriva, you can enjoy a network that features equipment by leading providers like Cisco, Dell, and EqualLogic without paying exorbitant implementation and maintenance costs. You will also receive computer hardware and ongoing maintenance and support at a fraction of the cost that you would pay to work with an OEM.

4) Superb Customer Support

Swift access to sales support and service is the cornerstone of success for a five-star equipment provider. You deserve to be more than just a number when you require assistance. You receive swift access to live technical support from a highly skilled team of dedicated engineers, technicians, and support staff who are eager to help you achieve your objectives.

5) A Delighted Executive Team

Few things will excite your CFO and CEO more than the prospect of saving up to 90% on high-quality equipment and IT services. By presenting a solution that offers a combination of substantial cost savings and stellar customer support, you will succeed in delighting your boss and the entire executive team for your company.

Are There Any Limitations to Consider?

It is not uncommon for IT managers to worry about working with a non-OEM provider. In particular, you may worry that you might not receive the same quality of product or support that you would from an OEM. And the truth is that not all IT outsourcing companies are created equal. The key to overcoming this concern is to make sure that you choose a partner with the following qualities:

  • Industry expertise: Be sure to inquire about the provider’s past experience working with businesses in your industry
  • Impressive references: Providers who have worked with Fortune 500 companies are an excellent choice
  • Outstanding support: Make sure you choose a provider that employs certified engineers and technicians

The Bottom Line

Overextended IT budgets are a common theme in today’s rapidly evolving IT landscape. Fortunately, you can reduce your stress by implementing Zeriva’s simple three-step plan. We invite you to contact us today to find out why customers such as Ford, Fujitsu, and Hyatt entrust us to deliver cost-effective solutions to their IT teams. We look forward to providing guidance and support to help your IT department thrive!