Infrastructure Consultation and Augmentation
Utilize the Resources Available to your Company!
One of the greatest benefits to retaining a technology partner or having a trusted relationship with a technology partner is that you get access its resources. Companies will invest in a lawyer to review a one page contract but will balk at consulting with a technology partner to discuss their complete infrastructure plan. Why in the world do companies do this?
Here at Chess we honestly don’t know. Small and medium businesses are striving to grow and develop their profits by reducing costs, automating processes, and developing their day to day operations. However, many companies have moved right by one of the largest components of their business and lose out on the amazing benefits of investing in a technology partner.
Priority Vendor Access: What are the wait times for a small or medium business trying to get support for a technology product? Traditionally, if the manufacturer even has support, wait times are between long and infinite. A relationship with a technology partner like Chess can deliver priority access to the biggest and smallest of vendors and relieve the frustration one gets when contacting vendors. Let your technology partner do the heavy lifting.
Talent Access: Specialization is a way to distinguish oneself from the pack and specialization ensures that the complicated nature of a field is better supported by developing expertise in a field. Expertise is also expensive but by partnering with a technology solutions provider like Chess, you can benefit from a full range of expertise and talent that you otherwise would not have. Technology partners give their customers access to a wide range of highly skilled technology specialists who have invested their time and energy into developing the resources small and medium companies need to thrive in today’s market.
The Competitive Edge: Unless you have 100% capture of your target customer audience, your company has competition. Your competition is thinking about the same resources, process changes and investments you are. Why struggle to continuously level the playing field when you can gain a true edge against your competition. Increase your company’s ability to leverage new technology and workflows so your company is the dominant player in your market.
Reduce Cost: Everywhere. By developing a relationship with a technology partner your company gains the capabilities to make truly informed decisions about your entire technology infrastructure. From general operating costs, costs incurred during downtime and transition and even costs associated with implementation and maintenance; these are all stabilized and minimized by having a partner like Chess who can help your company grab ahold of your spiraling costs and help you maximize the return on your technology investments while providing you true cost savings analysis and delivery.
Economies of Scale: Technology scales up in steps. This means that per employee cost is lower for 25 people than it is for 20 because the overall costs are almost identical. Larger companies are able to reduce the cost per employee by consolidating purchasing and developing a broader base of knowledge and competency which allows them to deliver solutions more economically. Small and medium businesses should take advantage of economies of scale for a variety of reasons but most importantly to reduce cost. Partnering with a Technology Solutions Provider like Chess means leveraging Economies of Scale and enjoying the benefits of such practice.
Focus on your Core Business: Unless your company delivers technology solutions why should you spend your limited but extremely valuable time doing something that has nothing to do with what you deliver to your customers? Your time is valuable; your business thrives when its owners and managers focus on driving productivity of the business. Leverage a technology partner like Chess so that they focus on your technology infrastructure and you focus on delivering to your customers.