Make sure you get the best maintenance for your IT budget
With the financial year-end fast approaching it’s that time of year when IT maintenance contracts come up for renewal.
With more than 20 years of business behind us we’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry and one of the main things we have noticed is how the continuing pressure on IT budgets has changed the way IT departments deal with the annual maintenance renewal process.
The end of the automatic renewal
Manufacturer maintenance has long been perceived to be the gold-standard for support. After all, who better to maintain your equipment than the guys who built it? They have the source code, the BoM and the R&D department and while it might not be the cheapest option, support from the manufacturer guarantees peace of mind.
Nowadays, the average IT department has to account for every penny they spend. With every cost up for review, and savings of up to 40% a year on the table, maintenance and support renewals are an obvious place where cut-backs can be made.
So, what if you could get a better level of service at a better price from an alternative supplier?
The third party alternative
More and more companies are turning to specialist third parties like Com-Com to maintain their mission-critical IT infrastructure. Unlike manufacturers, who have a vested interest in selling new IT equipment, third party maintainers, such as Com-Com, concentrate solely on keeping your equipment running.
Where a manufacturer is keen to phase out old equipment and move customers on to new products, a good third party maintainer focuses on extending the life of your existing equipment, breaking the three-year replacement cycle so that you can squeeze the maximum return from your equipment investments.
With IT budgets under increasing pressure, IT managers are seeking to get more value from their maintenance contracts. They are looking for keener pricing, more flexibility and a friendlier, more personalised service. Third party maintainers are able to offer a personalised level of service that few vendors are able to match: flexible billing, allocated engineers, multi-vendor support and end-of-life support.
Com-Com have been maintaining mission critical systems across the UK for more than 20 years and have formed long lasting partnerships with clients in retail, local and central government, utilities, healthcare, finance and many other industries.
Get more bang for your buck at renewal time
At renewal time these companies choose Com-Com for the great value, service and flexibility that we offer:
- Cost Savings – Save 30% – 40% on manufacturer support prices.
- Service - A more personalised, flexible approach from a company that cares.
- Multi-vendor – Simplify your administration and reduce your costs with a single source of support for all your servers, storage and operating systems.
- Flexibility – Get a contract for the period you need. Add and remove equipment when you need.
We’ve been delivering value for more than 20 years and have never lost a customer on a support issue.
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Contact us now to see how we can help you with your maintenance and get a little bit more from your IT budget in 2012.