In 2023, the cost of Information Technology has increased, but not at the same rate as other business services. This is largely due to the abundant supply of young technicians and new innovations. The cost of cybersecurity is shocking to many small businesses that have otherwise considered antivirus as a method of protection. Let's look at four variables that affect the cost of IT support:
Windows computers, laptops, desktops, and servers all have an expected lifespan ranging from 4-7 years, depending on the quality of components used inside and the intended purpose.
We all need specific software to perform our jobs. Some software is provided online, and other applications are installed on the computer. Software is the engine of your business, and when it works right, business operations are smooth. However, when it works poorly, you struggle with completing tasks or achieving your goals. Estimating the cost of your specific software is impossible to provide in this blog. Keep in mind that what works for one company may not work for another.
Access to reliable internet is critical to succeed, even more so when using an online software system. Without reliable high-speed internet, your business will struggle to keep pace with client and vendor demands. There are three common types of internet access. There is no single right option for everyone; often, multiple methods are needed.
Depending on your needs, a person with some basic tech skills inside your organization may be all that is needed. However, when knowledge of how things really work is required, hiring or outsourcing an IT professional is the better choice. Here is a rough estimation of IT skills:
How Much Does IT Support Cost?
All in all, you should budget $150/month per computer. This will include hardware, software, internet, and an IT person.
For a more accurate estimation, book a consultation with an IT professional at CyberTech360, we have over three decades of experience in professional managed IT systems.
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