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

Many organisations spend cash on poorly chosen new IT equipment or waste effort fixing problems instead of having good business IT management.

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Your IT budget - overview

Do you know what your business spends on IT? It’s important you keep track of what you buy and when, so you can be sure you’re using your cash wisely.

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Your IT requirements - overview

Before you buy IT equipment or services for your business, establish your IT requirements. It's important to know what you want from your investment.

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Buy an IT system - overview

Buying new technology for your business can seem intimidating if you're not a specialist. How can you get the equipment to do the job you need?

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IT insurance and warranties - overview

With IT at the heart of your business, it is vital to keep everything covered. Warranties and IT insurance can help you cope if any problems arise.

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Regular IT maintenance - overview

Regular IT maintenance helps your IT systems run smoothly and less likely to break down, ensuring effective performance and reducing support costs.

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System upgrades - overview

A system upgrade involves either adding new components to an existing piece of IT equipment (hardware) or installing more recent software.

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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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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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What IT insurance do you need?

Do you depend on your IT systems? If you experienced an IT problem, would your company suffer? Business insurance has adapted to cover these risks.

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Essential IT for a new business

If you’re starting up, you'll need IT for writing letters and sending out invoices. You might also want a website to generate enquiries or sales.