Managing IT and telecom services and their associated costs can be a challenge for businesses of all sizes, especially growing enterprises. Aside from finding the right mix of suppliers for your specific business needs, you’re stuck making sure your interconnected services, vendors, and carriers all work well together.
Dealing with multiple suppliers makes implementing changes to your services even more complicated, since even the slightest change can impact the rest of the services your company depends on. But inflexibility isn’t the only issue with multiple suppliers – too many bills can be nearly impossible to track, resulting in costs spiraling out of control as your company grows.
Below, we’re sharing three tips for reducing IT and telecom costs effectively.
1. Understand What You’re Paying For
If you have bills from multiple vendors, each packed with jargon meant to trick customers into paying more, it’s probably been a while since you’ve given them more than a passing glance.
If you’re serious about reducing your IT and telecom costs, you’ll need to do some research to understand precisely what your business pays for. Look into whether your vendors’ services can be bundled, see if you’re getting billed for services or features that don’t get used, and identify any redundancies.
2. Try To Negotiate Better Rates
Time to dig in – call your suppliers and ask how they can optimize your contracts. This can be intimidating or even a little scary, but it’s a necessary step if you’re ready to start saving money. Spend time comparing their prices and features with competing providers beforehand, so you can come to the call prepared and ready to demand better rates.
3. Work With an Enterprise IT Services Provider
Simplify your services – and cut costs – by working with an enterprise IT services provider that leverages their wholesale relationships with carriers to help you find the right connectivity solutions. They can serve as your expert technology consultant, advocating on your behalf to get you services at the best possible rates. A provider that offers billing consolidation will give you just one bill to pay – and serve as your single point of contact for connectivity issues.
Cut Your IT and Telecom Costs With TailWind
Reducing your organization’s IT and telecom costs doesn’t have to be a challenge, even if you’re juggling multiple vendors and bills. Cut costs and simplify your services by working with a trusted enterprise IT services provider like TailWind.
TailWind helps companies consolidate IT and telecom services across multiple locations with broadband aggregation and carrier services. We can also take on every aspect of your IT – from infrastructure to cabling, project management, and more – as your all-in-one connectivity services provider.
With a trustworthy provider like TailWind, you no longer have to lose sleep (or money) trying to manage all the various connections, vendors, and internet speeds across company branches. Instead, you can enjoy consolidated billing, more control over technology costs, and peace of mind with a complete connectivity solution.