Give Your IT And Telecoms A New Year Audit And Make Sure You Are Fit For Business In 2011

As millions of people resolve to get their house in order and live healthier lifestyles in the year ahead, businesses should also be looking to slim down and make sure that they have the right PC and telecoms equipment installed, so that they can run as efficiently and effectively as possible. The New Year is a great time to take a fresh look at your IT and telecoms systems, says the fixItlocal network.

Many companies have been getting by with older and refurbished PCs, laptop, printers and networks, and making-do with their outdated PBX systems during the downturn. But with the prospect of a brighter economic times ahead and businesses needing to be more efficient, agile and responsible than ever, now is the right time to embrace new, more efficient and future-proof technologies, says John Carter, Director of the fixItlocal network.

“It is easy to understand why companies have taken the make-do-and-mend approach to IT and telecoms over the past two years but quite frankly, many of them can’t go on using the outmoded systems that they are still trying to use. The improvements in server, networking and PC systems and the quality and reliability that IP-based telephony now provides, means that any new investment will be repaid very rapidly indeed. For all these reasons, giving your IT and telecoms systems a New Year audit makes sense.”

According to Carter, simply upgrading to the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating systems and its Exchange and Office programs can deliver massive productivity improvements and make businesses more flexible and responsive. Replacing creaking analogue telephone systems with highly flexible hosted VoIP solutions delivers significant benefits.

“Any business that wants to compete effectively in 2011 needs to make sure it is as well-run, well-informed, efficient and responsive as possible. There are a whole range of new technologies and solutions that can help you do that – virtualisation, unified communications, high-speed broadband, VoIP and video-conferencing, to name just a few. Any organisation that wants to be really cost-efficient and fit and ready to grow when the opportunity arrives, should be considering all these options right now.

“The latest technologies are leaner and more efficient, they use less energy, make it easier to enable mobile workers and provide you with much better security. IP-based voice services make it really easy and cheap to expand the number of lines and to ensure that staff are always available, always in-touch, wherever they are. If your technology is even two years old or more, the benefits of refreshing your systems far outweigh the cost. If you have not revisited your IT and telecoms solutions and services for a couple of years, its’ high time you did.”

Members of the fixItlocal network – a nationwide collective of independent computer resellers and service providers, can provide a complete audit of IT and telecoms systems. They will provide fast, friendly service on a localised basis and provide effective, affordable solutions and services. Every member of the network has experience in advising on and providing installation, technical support, maintenance and servicing of computer and telecoms systems. Many also provide services for home users in their local area.

There are fixItlocal resellers all over the UK and you can find their nearest member by going to the website at www.fixitlocal.co.uk, and making use the post-code checker. Alternatively, they can simply dial 0844 844 0004. All members of the fixItlocal network are experienced, established providers of IT solutions that provide PC health checks, computer repair and maintenance, IT support and a whole range of additional services to businesses in their local area. They can offer advice on PC networks and Apple Mac systems, on IT security and wireless networking, as well as the latest applications and technologies.





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