Businesses are Investing more on IT this year
As a business owner or manager, having great IT is Important. Your business can not function without it.
IT isn’t just about computers and data. It’s everything from your phone system, to your printers, to where you access your documents.
And that’s without going into the processes and procedures you must have in place to keep your data and infrastructure safe and secure from cyber criminals.
So we weren’t surprised by a new forecast from IT research and consultancy firm, Gartner, which predicts businesses will invest more on technology this year.
In fact, the global IT spend could reach an enormous £3.3 trillion. That’s despite rising inflation, the Russian invasion, and shortages in both chips, IT talent and other production staff.
We believe there’s been a elementary shift in the way businesses view their tech.
At the beginning of the pandemic, companies were forced to take urgent action to help employees work from home. In a lot of cases that meant a large investment in devices, rapid changes to systems, and the adoption of new technology and some workarounds.
And it’s worked well for most. Businesses have adapted and many have embraced the changes on a more permanent basis, or carried on innovating
But it’s also made business leaders realise they need to be better prepared to respond to future potential disruption, and business changes.
This is the difference between a flexible and agile business… and one that falls at the first hurdle.
Many businesses no longer see IT as a cost. They look on it as an investment. They can see the direct relationship between creating robust, safe and flexible systems – and their teams’ abilities to achieve more meaning more profit!
Owners and managers are also placing more value on excellent, proactive technology support from a trusted partner.
To not only plan and execute big development projects. But also to help reduce downtime and ensure systems are secure and running as they should be.
If you’re reviewing your spend on technology and support, we can help. Get in touch.