Can’t adequately fill the Finance Department’s tech needs with your meager budget? See how much these cost-cutting tactics can save you.
- Buying refurbished equipment. When it comes to PCs, the packaging and hardware and warranties are almost exactly the same as buying new. So what’s the difference? The price. Refurbished computers can be as much as 50% cheaper than the new stuff.
The important thing when buying refurb is to stay patient and check frequently with various outlet stores (Dell, Mac, HP and Sony) because prices can literally change on a minute-to-minute basis.
- Stretching software licenses further. Chances are, if your company owns certain licensed products you may not be getting the most out bang for your buck.
Example: Microsoft Office. If your business has an enterprise license for Office, you may be able to qualify for Home Use Rights — an additional software license for each eligible employee. Plus, if your business is growing, discounts are probably available when you purchase additional software licenses. But these discounts are usually only available if you ask.