We all know that IT is a critical part of any business. From end user management to cybersecurity and making sure your company doesn’t get breached, IT will always play a major factor in the day-to-day operations of any business. According to TechTarget, small businesses spend almost 7% of their revenue on IT. This is where IT standardization is critical in making sure you are spending that 7% on the correct things. IT Standardization can help businesses achieve their goals faster and continuously build on their growth and profits.

Technology standardization is the process of positioning your applications and IT infrastructure to a baseline of standards that fit your business strategy, security policies, and goals.  Standardized technology reduces complexity and offers benefits such as cost savings through economies of scale, ease of integration, improved efficiency, and better IT support. It also simplifies your management of IT.

Not every company’s IT needs look the same. Some companies have internal IT departments, some have managed IT service providers, or some even have a combination of both. No matter how your IT department is structured, having the most standardized systems allows for your IT providers to work quickly and efficiently. It ultimately creates a better work relationship with your IT provider.  It ends up being a win- win for everyone. Your IT provider can address and fix problems quicker and give you the results you desire.

Here at Biz Technology Solutions, we strive to help our clients standardize their business. We want you to be able to use your IT as a competitive advantage over your competitors. Below are some examples of areas where we focus on when it comes to standardization:

  • Operating Systems (We suggest Microsoft)
  • Workstations and other IT hardware (We suggest Dell)
  • Firewall and networking hardware (routers, switches, etc) (We suggest Fortinet/Fortigate)
  • Business Solutions Platform (We suggest Office 365)
  • Backup solutions (We suggest Veeam)
  • Virtualization (We suggest VMWare)

If you are ready to take your take your IT to the next level and start using it as a competitive advantage and not just a necessary evil call or email us today! Phone: 704-658-1707 Email: info@biztechnologysolutions.com

Resources

Should You Standardize Your IT Infrastructure? – Lieberman Technologies (ltnow.com)

IT Standardization | Achieve your Business Goals Faster (1plus1tech.com)

IT Standardization: Reduce the Cost of Ownership of Your IT Systems (lazorpoint.com)