Suppose you’ve managed your IT support using limited in-house resources and expertise. In that case, the time will come when the need for external IT support becomes essential. But how will you know when that time has arrived?
For the growing business, IT networks are likely to become more complex, and so too are the issues that may arise. You need to maintain confidence in your team’s capacity to quickly resolve problems and avoid costly impacts on performance and productivity.
If managing this side of things is becoming more complex, consider some external technical support services. External technical support services are a must and can free up your team’s time for a hassle-free approach.
Every modern business needs access to genuine, up-to-the-minute IT expertise
We often hear the following questions from clients currently managing their own IT needs:
“I feel out of my depth!”
“I no longer have time to manage the IT needs of my business if I’m going to dedicate the time I need to take it to the next level.”
Not only are your growing business IT needs becoming increasingly complex, but so is the IT landscape in general, which continues to evolve at a rapid speed. It is a jargon-heavy world, and the market is flooded daily with new and improved technologies.
With every business having its own distinct set of needs, how can a member of an in-house team without that next level of expert IT knowledge be expected to identify the right combination of the many on-site and remote IT support options available that will best serve your business?
The answer is that they can’t, so it’s time to bring in some extra support and advice from an external expert with knowledge of the latest IT innovations to keep your network operations running smoothly.
Is your network infrastructure outdated? Are you experiencing more downtime than you used to? Is this impacting on productivity and customer experience?
Suppose the answer to the above questions is yes. In that case, there’s a good chance you don’t currently have access to the expertise needed to resolve these issues.
Another common concern new clients come to us with and a definite sign that you could benefit from some external wisdom.
Often as a business grows, although its IT infrastructure evolves alongside it, this does not always occur in the most effective or strategic way. Companies tend to end up with a mix-and-match situation comprising various outdated, legacy systems which don’t complement one another.
What was once a system perfectly capable of supporting the operations of your small business will inevitably start to let you down as the demands placed on it grow without the necessary upgrades.
Suppose you’re serious about taking your business to the next level. In that case, you need to get serious about the functionality and efficiency of your network infrastructure. New and amazing innovations are hitting the market every single day. An expert IT support provider will stay at the cutting edge of enterprise technology, so you don’t have to.
Before making any recommendations for high-quality changes or improvements, Essential IT will conduct a free audit of your current network setup.
Once the ideal solution for your business and people has been identified, we’ll utilise our strong relationships with quality vendors to source everything you need at the highest quality and best price.
We also know what to expect under the various warranties, policies, etc. You’ll always know your rights. And we’ll do everything we can to create a solution that will reduce your IT costs.
And the great thing about establishing an ongoing relationship with your IT support partner is that advice on network improvements can be offered in an ongoing capacity, to ensure your infrastructure is always optimised.
Let’s face it, if you’re not taking advantage of the latest innovations, you can guarantee your competitors will be! So don’t get left behind …
Don’t take any chances when it comes to your network security!
There are more IT solution options available than ever before, but there is also an increasing number of potentially debilitating risks. You need to be confident your business and its critical information and applications are robustly protected.
Due to the events of the past 18-months, many of us continue to work in a much different way to our pre-2020 world.
With remote and flexible working options seemingly set to be with us for the long haul, more team members are accessing potentially sensitive company data and intellectual property from more devices and locations. Security, therefore, should be a primary concern for anybody making decisions around the IT requirements of their business.
Now more than ever, you need to be able to count on someone who knows their stuff! When it comes to security, the Essential IT motto is, “Process, people, technology.” These three elements must be combined to build the cyber security defence your business deserves and needs.
Do you have the necessary security measures to protect you from a potential cyber security breach?
If a breach does occur, do you have a recovery plan that will allow you to take the steps needed to enable business continuity?
What long-term measures would you then implement to prevent similar attacks from recurring in future?
Do you have a robust and regular process for back-ups in-place to safeguard your critical business data?
If you can’t answer these questions confidently, it’s probably time to call in the experts.
Alongside implementing preventative measures to boost your network protection, an external IT support partner will provide ongoing monitoring, providing alerts where potential danger is detected. This means your external IT partner will often be able to resolve the issue before it has the chance to cause any damage … meaning it’s likely you’ll never even have to know about it!
The security measures outlined above will place your business in the best position to make a fast and effective recovery in the event of a security breach. If this side of your IT support is not effectively managed, the consequences can be debilitating.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the increasing IT demands of a growing business while simultaneously adapting to the ‘new normal, bringing in some external IT support could be one of the best business decisions you ever make! Contact us today.