Success can lead to failure in new businesses. It can be difficult to keep up with increased demand. Most of the upgrades in technology needed to keep up can be too expensive to tackle without an IT partner. IT assets are one of the more expensive improvements for small businesses. There’s no shortage of buzzwords and “just do it” statements, but how can you fund the right amount towards IT? Many businesses waste valuable time and energy as they interview potential IT hires. If you’re not a tech savvy, how can you gauge their skills outside of confidence and jargon? Even if you’re experienced in tech, do you know how to budget every IT skill for peak tech efficiency?
Here are a few ways that our small business managed IT services can help you avoid growing pains:
Have a Reliable IT Partner
If your business only needs someone to setup, repair, and configure computers, you need a help desk. Anything outside of standard day to day IT issues requires a dedicated resource. IT partners that provide managed IT services can help. Most Austin IT companies like Infinity Technology Consultants will offer a complete solution. Our services include complete monitoring, maintenance, and management of your systems and network.
With IT outsourcing, you can focus on more important aspects of your business. Also, don’t worry too much about staffing for a full-time IT person anymore. Managed IT services help fill that gap and keep you from putting all your eggs in one basket. That said, if you’re looking for a charismatic or sociable expert to work with your staff, let us know. Growing with your company is important, and our team is ready to meet new challenges every day.
As a managed service provider, we become an extension of your business. Most managed service providers do, or at least they should. One of the biggest value-adds that comes with managed services is IT consulting. Download our white paper on why managed services and discover how they can help your business succeed!
Avoid Expensive IT Distractions
Are you finding yourself dealing with IT issues more than necessary? Small business owners and managers shouldn’t waste time navigating around these distractions. I’m sure you would agree, IT is the backbone of every business today. Don’t think so? Try me. Send me an email with the name of a business that doesn’t use technology in some form or fashion. If you can name at least one, and prove it, I’ll give you a crisp high-five. Seriously though, it doesn’t exist! You need technology and you need it to be reliable. Managed IT services provide many useful services to small businesses. Two of them being proactive maintenance and monitoring which prevent problems. Another great service is a reliable and responsive help desk team. They’ll triage and fix the random IT issues that come up. All to provide you one thing – peace of mind. Never worry about IT issues again. Simple.
Budget Your IT Spend
Set an annual budget for information technology (IT). Include all services in your budget. For example, internet services, phone systems, email, and server hosting. What is necessary to keep your business running? What services and partners help and enable your company to grow? Once you have that number down, set your sights on the efficiency of your systems. Since IT is the backbone of your business, you want to make sure you’re covered. Your managed IT services partner can help. Show them the numbers and they should be able to help. I always tell my clients, you should be evaluating your vendors at least once a year. For some, even six months. Get the best value and services you need to help your business be successful!
Only If You’re Serious About IT
Look, level with me for a second. If you’re serious about improving businesses processes with technology we need to talk. The challenges you currently face we solve on a daily basis for our clients. Consider the benefits of managed services and how they help save you time and energy. And, if you’re serious about finding an IT partner, we’d like to help. See if your business qualifies for our free IT analysis. There’s no risk or commitment. At the very least, you walk away with tons of helpful and useful knowledge about your systems and network. Click the link above to find out more.