These are questions well worth their weight in gold. Any smart business owner or leader serves their company well by pondering these questions. If you are to succeed you must have the right technology in place. And it must be reliable!
At the core of your business, is the need to communicate with your clients and employees. This means you must have a set of tools that allows your team to engage those customers and personnel that keep things moving forward positively. With the increased reliability and security offered by big cloud providers at an affordable price, it makes sense that companies are flocking to services such as Office365 and Google S-Suite for their company email and inter-office communications platforms. This doesn’t mean that everything is going to work right out of the box. It isn’t as simple as “plug and play”, or “pay and play”. These services still need to be setup properly to keep things secure and ensure that your operational policies are kept in check. It is also important to ensure that your connection to these services is secure and reliable.
Advantages of Managed IT Services
It is reasonable to doubt that Managed IT services have any advantages over onsite in office IT personnel. The advantages depend on factors such as, the size of your business. If you are running a small 1 - 10 employee company, you probably don’t have the bank roll to hire a $60,000+ per year IT person to make sure everything is running smoothly. And you probably don’t have the daily “OMG! The printer is broken again!” problems. And even if you do have daily problems, it probably just means you don’t have the time or knowledge to fix those issues permanently.
What if you are a 10 - 100 employee company? Maybe you have the revenue to hire a full time IT person, but should you? It might make sense if you are in need of something technical 8 hours a day, or if things are not very stable in your environment.
And how about your 100 - 1000 or more employee company size? What should you do about your IT needs?
In every case mentioned above, it is possible to save considerable revenue by choosing an IT consultant to manage your IT services. Even if you need someone 8 hours a day to solve those problems that come up all the time.
What are the advantages of choosing Managed IT Services?
- Save Money
- Save TIME (see #1)
- Objective perspective on your technology needs
Cost of Doing Nothing
As a small to medium sized business you might be thinking “I’m saving a ton by ignoring my technology needs/problems”. But this is dangerously ignorant. The consequences of not securing your WiFi or not putting Anti-Virus on your computers, and not maintaining it, are huge! You are fooling only yourself if you think that you won’t be hacked, or that no one cares enough about your business to try to hack you. Small and medium sized businesses are targeted by hackers because hackers know that most smaller businesses can’t afford to secure their networks, or keep software up to date with security patches. By doing nothing it is going to cost you more than you think, it could even cost you your business!
Data breeches have cost companies billions of dollars over the past 5 years. And not just the big guys! Make sure you do something to keep yourself and your business protected against cybercrime and feel free to contact us for a free consultation.
JBitPro Managed IT Services
We service the greater Houston area with Managed IT services and would love the opportunity to save your company money. We have several monthly plans to choose from, as well as affordable hourly rates for those who don’t have a monthly service plan.
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