Global IT Spend on the Rise
Analyst company Gartner have recently released their annual report on worldwide IT spend which revealed global spending will rise 4.1% in 2013.
It’s predicted that businesses worldwide will spend some $3.8 trillion this year on IT and telecommunications. The spend also covers sales in hardware, software, mobile and enterprise.
Telecom services will account for the largest proportion of the 3.8 trillion, taking up almost 45% of the total figure. This highlights the rising demand for integrated IT and telecom as one service, rather than outsourcing the two separately. Whilst many businesses are looking to reduce costs and increase value, many CIOs are looking to incorporate high level IT contracts which offer a complete package in numerous domains.
With the rising demand for new technology such as cloud computing and wireless voice and data packages, many industries have pulled out all the stops to develop and improve their services.
According to a report by communication regulators Ofcom, the awareness and usage of VoIP significantly increased across the UK in 2012. This is largely due to businesses cutting costs as VoIP makes phone calls much more affordable (sometimes completely free).
Increase in Telecom Services
Upgrading your telecommunication will allow flexibility and enable you to boost productivity with unified communications to maximise investment. With VoIP (Voiceover Internet Protocol) you can communicate from practically anywhere, making it easier to keep in touch with clients and in turn offer an improved service.
As expert IT providers, our specialist team provide UK businesses with a variety of telecommunication services to suit your company’s needs and requirements. Depending on your niche, you may wish to stick with traditional telephony, in which case we can ensure you have all the relevant equipment and our qualified technicians are on hand 24/7 should a technical problem arise.
Office moves and setting up equipment for new members of staff can be extremely costly and time consuming. Our experienced team can make these transitions quick and easy.
Technology trends in smart phone and tablet usage has also led to an increase in mobile data services. The ability to easily work and stay in touch with clients outside of the office offers convenience for businesses in many sectors. Handy tools and systems on the market can help you stay ahead of competitors, and we can advise on the best devices and software to meet your needs. Our IT support team also offer cloud computing packages which are tailored to business requirements, making your working life that little bit simpler.
For more advice on how to get the most out of your IT spend, give our friendly London based team a call today or send us an online enquiry.