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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How You Can Use Technology to Free Up Capital

How You Can Use Technology to Free Up Capital

Businesses need money to operate and sometimes it can be awfully difficult to find enough financial wiggle room to do the things that you want to do after all the bills are paid. Finding the right technology can help. By building a more efficient business, tasks take fewer resources to accomplish and that provides opportunities such as better revenue generation or the ability to reallocate certain resources to better fit your organization’s immediate goals. Let’s take a look at some tech that can help achieve this goal.

Lean on Automation

Implementing IT systems and software to automate repetitive tasks and processes can significantly reduce labor costs. There are digital tools that can handle data entry, invoice processing, and customer support inquiries making business run more efficiently and ultimately taking tasks that don’t generate revenue off of your employees’ schedules.

Commit to Cloud Computing

Moving to cloud-based infrastructure and services can reduce the need for capital expenditure on physical hardware and data centers. Cloud services, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provide a pay-as-you-go model, which can help control costs and scale resources with demand. 

Use Virtualized Hardware

Virtualization technologies allow organizations to maximize the utilization of existing hardware resources by running multiple virtual machines or applications on a single physical server. This reduces the need for additional hardware investments.

Use Your Organization’s Data

IT can help organizations analyze their data more effectively, leading to better-informed decisions. By identifying areas for improvement, companies can allocate resources more efficiently and eliminate wasteful spending.

Collaboration and Communication Tools

Effective collaboration tools and remote work strategies can reduce the need for physical office space, saving on real estate costs and associated overhead that include utility costs and other sundries that do cut into an organization’s budget. Regardless of how you choose to deploy your workforce, however, these tools can significantly reduce the time it takes to complete certain tasks and manage projects. 


IT can enable organizations to outsource certain functions, such as customer support or data entry. This can lead to cost savings through reduced labor and infrastructure expenses. The more value you can get for each dollar you spend, the better your organization will be positioned to take advantage of cost savings.

At Preferred, we realize it can be tough finding capital to move your business forward. Our knowledgeable IT technicians can help you design a technology profile that prioritizes security and efficiency so that you can take advantage of every dollar you have. Give us a call today at 708-781-7110 to learn more about how we can help your organization succeed. 

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