There’s no denying that in today’s world, information is more accessible and easier to obtain than ever before. From the Internet, tablets, laptops and even your smartphone, information can be accessed anytime and from anywhere. But do you know all the “ins and outs” of making this “connect-from-anywhere” information work for you?
As a business owner, big or small, why would you put yourself under the pressure and stress of maintaining your own IT service? You need all the time and effort you have to run your company and turn a profit. Let someone else take on your IT worries. Hand that stress over to professionals who know today’s technology and whose sole job is to handle things like data storage and server maintenance. When you do, you’ll be free to work on other aspects of your business, like sales.
An IT services provider is equipped to handle issues and prevent devastating downtime. Your service provider will have the knowledge and latest technologies to handle any problems and get you back up and running with minimal effect on your business. In 2018, you don’t have time to play at IT, you need someone who knows all the “ins and outs” of technology management.
If you’re still on the fence about outsourcing your IT management, take these points into consideration:
- Efficient cost control
This is probably the number-one reason businesses outsource their IT services. It lowers costs and frees up funds for other aspects of the business. Who doesn’t want to save money?
- Reap the benefits of freed up resources.
As a business owner, you’re probably operating on limited resources—So why use up, even more, maintaining something you know so little about? Let someone else take over the management of your IT services. When you do, you can finally free up Bob from accounting so he can do his job. Let the IT professional fix those broken computers and laptops, and Bob do what he does best. Using an MSP frees up your staff to do the job they were hired to do. Considering how rapidly technology is changing, how is Bob from accounting supposed to keep up anyway?
- Minimize risk.
Another good reason to use IT services is that you’ll minimize risks to your IT infrastructure. This allows businesses to be more flexible and agile, and deliver better products and services over the long run. Again, lowering costs and the stress of having to maintain a network can minimize the risk of something going wrong, and have a positive effect on your business outcomes.
- Re-focus your priorities.
When you worry about your network or data storage issues, you’re not focused on your business. It’s not productive to split your time between six different IT issues while trying to make a sale and stay in the black.
- Access to data management expertise
If you were an IT pro, you’d be in the managed service provider (MSP) business. When an MSP maintains your network and provides the IT services you require, you’ll have access to experts who know the most efficient way to implement data storage or supply you with up-to-date equipment for your unique needs. The professionals who work for MSP businesses are certified experts who keep up with the latest and best technologies.
Now that you know some of the benefits of switching over to outsourced IT services, the next step is determining what you need to turn over to them. The easy answer is everything that has to do with information technology, such as computer maintenance and networking. But there’s much more to a smooth-running office than just computer failures.
An outsourced IT provider can handle:
- Data center operations,
- Business continuity,
- E-Commerce web design functions,
- Basic support services (help desks, etc.)
- Security management,
- E-Mail marketing management,
- Virus protection,
- Data backup and recovery,
- Wireless support,
- IT Procurement consulting,
- Network architecture, and more.
It’s up to you to ensure your business runs at peak performance. Your employees must be able to send and receive emails, order supplies and communicate with clients securely. If your staff couldn’t do these things, how long would your business last?
With KalioTek you’ll have access to first-class technology, with streamlined processes that make your business more efficient and productive. Call us at +1 (408) 550-8000, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn how we can make first-class technology work for you!