Ask yourself, what is the goal of my job and position as a business leader? Where does IT monitoring factor into your answer? It doesn’t, and it doesn’t for your non-IT employees either. As a business owner and mentor, you need an IT partner on your side, and it does not have to break the bank. Having an IT partner is critical to your business’ success, but you just may not know it yet. Explore the five main reasons why having an IT partner is important.
1. Your business can cut expenses
An in-house IT team can be pricey and pay-by-occurrence solutions can quickly smother your company’s budget. Nothing is predictable when you run a business, especially when technology is concerned, but your IT can be. An IT partner does not charge by individual services, but it delivers constant support and maintenance for a low, predictable rate. If something happens, you will not have to fear a large bill. Business owners and the IT departments that support them do not have to stress about technology; the partner takes on the responsibilities and supports your business can focus on the operations that make money instead waste it.
2. Your IT partner creates a personalized business strategy
There is no one-size-fits-all technology model, but too many businesses rely on large, blanket systems because they do not feel as if they have access to affordable tools and resources to carefully tailor a unique IT strategy. An IT partner reviews your business’s unique needs, future goals and concerns, and strategically devises the best IT plan for you and your business, not anyone else’s.
3. Risk is low and security is high
Your business reduces threats by eliminating the risk for intrusions and data loss. Customers, clients, vendors and partners are not likely to do business with a company that has an unreliable safety, security and plan for data recovery. Your IT partner ensures your business has firewall and network infrastructures, e-mail and web-based attack prevention, backup and disaster recovery services, and 24/7 system monitoring.
4. Business receives 100% attention
When your business collaborates with an IT partner, your company is not just another number. Your IT partner provides 1-on-1 support, security and monitoring. An IT partner addresses your business’s needs and concerns swiftly and without compromising the current flow of daily operations.
5. Productivity increases
The smallest changes can dramatically increase employee productivity. When your employees can focus on their jobs and maintain constant communication, domestically, internationally, and remotely, without worrying about IT problems and security challenges, productivity soars. When your employees are working, they can meet more clients, close more deals and reach out to more prospects, all of which result in more money flowing within the business.