“We’re experiencing technical difficulty” seems to be the most common excuse on the planet these days. Keep your business afloat with managed IT services, and avoid the clichés of technical failure.
Services bring you a staff of professionals at a fraction of the cost of hiring an IT specialist for your business. Take advantage of your time with them by fixing bugs, checking systems or looking ahead to the future of your company’s IT.
There’s No In-House IT Staff
Maybe you don’t have a ton of IT needs. Maybe you don’t have a big budget for IT personnel. Either way, you’ve designated your most tech-savvy member of your team to take care of any issues you may have.
The problem is that it takes away from their normal workload. Not only does this hurt your company’s productivity, but it also doesn’t encourage you to think of your company’s IT. The reactive cycle of patching up issues you are experiencing means treating symptoms instead of underlying issues and can cause even more problems down the road.
The IT Staff is Swamped and Things Fall Through the Cracks
Is your IT department on top of your software licensing? Are security updates and upgrades being run continually on all your computers, servers and other devices?
Sometimes IT staff is so bogged down with the day-to-day fixes and maintenance that they don’t have time to consider the larger processes to advance the company’s IT. Isn’t that the reason they were hired? Managed IT services can help take care of daily tasks to let your staff focus on pressing issues and professional advancement.
You’re Continuously Having Technical Issues
Your systems are so easy to use. They’re so simple to access. That is, they are when they aren’t broken. The simple fact is that all tech breaks, but preventative maintenance and preemptive system scans can elongate the life of your systems and catch things early before they become an issue.
Other markers of continual technical issues are an unpredictable IT budget and an excessive use of outside help. Bring these to a halt by selecting a managed IT service provider that can charge you one flat monthly rate instead of paying premium fees each time something comes up.
You Have Trouble Prioritizing IT Your Needs
If it seems like every month you need to update a system (email, computers, mobile connectivity) and everything seem extremely urgent, your IT needs probably aren’t being prioritized well. Managed services will be able to compile a full list of needs and prioritize them from most important to last so you spend less time down and out.