Bespoke vs Off-the-Shelf solutions… what is really best?

When it comes to choosing the perfect IT solution for your business, there is no one-size-fits-all, so you need to understand your bespoke requirements to find the right solution for your business. So, what should you be searching for in your IT package and should you opt for a bespoke or off-the-shelf solution?

 

What do you really need?

It’s hard to choose the perfect IT solution for your business if you don’t understand what you require, or how you can utilise different IT options. To build your understanding, there are a few areas to consider:

 

Internet Usage and Bandwidth

One of the first areas to consider is your bandwidth usage. This can depend on the industry that you operate in, how many employees you have, and whether you host any of your own servers in-house.

 

Data Handling and GDPR

Another key area to consider is how your business handles, manages and stores data. With the GDPR approaching, data protection is absolutely vital to the survival of your business and building trust with your stakeholders.

 

Cloud solutions

The cloud is a powerful tool and resource which empowers businesses to explore a range of new opportunities relating to flexible working, project sharing and collaboration. Not only can the cloud transform your productivity, but cloud solutions are often available as a low-cost monthly package.

 

Cost management

Regardless of the size of your business, opportunities to reduce capital expenditure and increasing revenue streams should always be at the forefront of innovation, and cost is often one of the main factors in choosing the right IT solution.

 

Choosing the perfect solution

Once you have built a reasonable understanding of the features you are looking for and your IT budget, it’s time to start evaluating the options available. In order to find a solution that prioritises your bespoke goals and objectives, the best option is to seek the expertise of an IT specialist who can create a bespoke solution for your business.

If you’re unsure about whether a bespoke or off-the-shelf solution is right for your business, why not talk to the experts? help4IT work across a range of solutions and services to create a bespoke solution that puts your priorities and objectives first, equipping you with the tools to excel. To find out more, give us a call today on +44 207 653 9780.