Every time you turn on the news there’s always another newfangled gadget out there. With more and more businesses moving onto the Internet, how do you stay on top it all? A Boston Consulting Group survey showed that small businesses spend only 3% of their advertising budget on the Internet. One of the major hindrances is that small businesses don’t have the staff or infrastructure to keeping up. Instead of creating a whole department or relying on substandard acquaintances hire an IT support group.
Why? Three reasons: flexibility, scalability, and transferability.
Flexibility without being flimsy
Every small business is different and thus their IT needs are different. Bringing in an outside IT support group gives you choices without groping around in the dark for a solution. Any IT support company worth their salt will be able to show you past projects that worked; whether it was increasing up time (time your computers are working) to Cloud security. We currently have 99% up time across all our clients.
Running a small business also means making every second count. Any down time can mean big losses. So, it’s best to choose a company that can offer 24/7 support. Even as a backup plan, if your IT specialist is out then you have someone to turn to.
At first, it’s always easy to just put your toe into the water. Let’s say your initial experience with Cloud data storage for just your accounting needs. Now you want to back up all your data in the Cloud. To handle and maintain such a network, you’d need to hire more people right? With an It support company, it’s simple to augment your staff. This shifts the risks and the costs of finding qualified and reliable people to someone else.
As your business grows so do your IT needs. Let’s say you open an office on West coast, three thousand miles away. You could spend a fortune looking for someone to get that office up and running. However, if your IT support company already has onsite service to 98% of the United States, then you’re already covered.
In this age of specialization, every business should consider finding experts in fields that they rely on, but can’t master on their own.