A large nonprofit organization in Washington DC was stuck in a cycle of maintaining an outdated and expensive IT infrastructure.
It was not until a new CFO joined the team and took a closer look at what the organization was spending on IT that they became aware of how much their budget had gotten out of control.
They partnered with Ntiva to perform an evaluation to see what could be done to reduce their IT spend and improve their outdated systems with lackluster performance.
Although the hardware and software the organization had in place had been working just fine for years, it was overly complex for the job that needed to be done.
There were layers of hardware and software in place including multiple third party applications from different vendors, all with expensive maintenance and support contracts. The older technology was difficult and frustrating for employees to use, which resulted in people finding their own “work-arounds” and downloading free apps to get the job done - not ideal from a security point of view.
After a thorough audit, Ntiva peeled back the excess that had been built up and replaced it with newer and simpler technology. Ntiva's IT Services team helped the non-profit organization migrate off outdated technology and leverage new cloud services that were much more cost-effective, easier to use and far more secure.
We frequently see businesses of all types maintaining outdated systems, as well as paying for resources they simply aren’t using.
It’s easy to drift into this model, but technology changes fast. It often pays to conduct a third-party IT audit to evaluate the efficiency of existing systems.
In the case of this nonprofit, their annual IT budget was cut from over a million dollars to about $450,000, drastically reducing their spend on software, hardware and ultimately headcount by migrating to cloud-based services.