Buy and manage IT

IT management done badly costs businesses money. Taking a structured approach to purchasing and managing IT in your business can be very beneficial.

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Buy and manage IT - overview

Good IT management can help you choose, use and implement IT. Our overview helps you manage IT in a way that maximises the return on your investment.

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Your IT budget - overview

Money does not grown on trees so it is vital you spend your IT budget wisely. Our overview can help you identify what IT you need and how to buy it.

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System upgrades - overview

Upgrading your IT system can provide greater efficiencies and cost savings. Our introduction looks at the routine upgrades you should consider.

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Regular IT maintenance - overview

Regular IT maintenance keeps your IT systems run smoothly. Our introduction explores the regular IT tasks you should implement to maximise efficiency.

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Buy an IT system - overview

Buying new technology for your business can be intimidating if you're not a specialist. Our introduction can help you get the equipment you need?

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Your IT requirements - overview

Before you buy IT equipment or services for your business, establish your IT requirements. Our guide will help you establish what IT you need.

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Basic IT management for start-ups

These days, businesses rely on IT for almost everything they do. Our basic overview of what a start-up needs to know about setting up and managing IT.

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Choosing an IT supplier

There's a host of IT suppliers to choose from. You need to pick one that meets your requirements and can provide what you need, when you need it.

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How to find an IT provider

Your choice of IT provider is key to getting the right IT for your business. They need to understand how you work and find the technology to help you.

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Maintaining your IT system

Regular IT maintenance helps protect your data and reduce the risk of serious problems. We explain simple steps you can take to minimise risks.

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Specifying and buying IT

Buying IT wisely makes your business more efficient and can reduce your costs. Start by being clear about what you want it to achieve.

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Upgrade or buy new?

As your IT equipment ages, you will need to decide at some point whether to upgrade or purchase new equipment. Craig Sharp considers the choices.

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Using consultants - checklist

Using a consultant can be a great way to get a project rolling or to bring in expert help. We explain how to get the best from your consultant.