We know how it goes: You must be fully focused on running your business, not the technology that your business runs on. If this sounds like you, find out how you might benefit from outsourced IT services.
If you own or run a business, you’ve probably learned a few things about technology: 1) It’s expensive, and the costs are seemingly endless; 2) It’s time-consuming, and the to-dos required to stay on top of things are also seemingly endless; and 3) It’s constantly changing: the technology you implement today will need upgrading or complete replacement a short time from now.
Enter: an information technology services company.
In short, these businesses exist to bring you the necessary technology solutions (including hardware and software) for successful operation of your business, as well as the day-to-day management of those solutions. They often operate as outsourcing or consulting firms, and they offer a full range of services to cover all of your IT needs: from system integration and enterprise software administration, to cloud migration and other cloud services, to cybersecurity, and even to helping you strategize and execute digital transformation. What’s more, they can do all this at a much lower cost than if you were to bring all this expertise in-house.
Three signs you could benefit from from an IT service provider:
#1 You have outdated systems or software.
This happens to a lot of businesses: Early on they invest in the technology solutions needed to solve certain problems or ensure they can perform services. Then, several years later, they realize that they’ve failed to maintain and upgrade their networks, hardware, or other systems. That wake-up call might come because those clunky, patched-together systems keep failing and inhibit optimal productivity and growth, or because they’ve exposed the business to cybersecurity threats.
#2 You have limited (or no) IT staff.
Many companies like to play it lean in terms of IT headcount, and that can be great when it comes to reducing overhead costs. But when your single, overwhelmed IT team member wears all the technology hats, he or she can become bogged down in the day-to-day tasks and firefights, unable to focus on more strategic initiatives. This has the adverse effect of limiting your possibilities for growth.
#3 You want to know how to leverage technology better.
You feel like you have no business being a technology guru — you’re already busy enough trying to be the best at what you do and ensure you stay ahead of the competition. That doesn’t mean you don’t recognize the value that the right technology solutions can bring; you just need the expert services of an information technology consulting firm (like AccountabilIT) who can help your business get up to speed on the latest technologies, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, or even just determining your cloud infrastructure.
If you’re interested in learning more about what an IT services company can do for your business to help you make the most of technology and optimize your growth, talk to us at AccountabilIT. Our customer-first approach may be just what you need to gain that technology edge.