In 2013 the vast majority of businesses rely on I.T in one way or another. As technology has developed over the years it has become more and more of a focal point in the working environment and without it things would be drastically different. But what happens if something goes wrong and you don’t know how to fix it? In our technology driven world a non-functioning computer has gone from a minor frustration to a full blown disaster and that is why your business should invest in I.T support.
If you don’t have an appropriate department for this on site then outsourcing your I.T support is a very viable option. There are many reasons why this would be beneficial to your company and here are just a few of them.
Full Time Support –
Small companies that don’t have I.T support are likely just relying on that one person in the office who knows what RAM means, but is this really sufficient if your whole I.T system crashes? And what happens if this person isn’t in on the day your computer decides to continually reboot itself? Outsourcing to a dedicated company will mean that there is always someone on hand to deal with your issues.
A Complete Solution –
By outsourcing your I.T support you will gain the help of a company who can offer you a full solution for your I.T needs. Not only will they be able to help with any issues you have but you may find out that they can provide you with other valuable resources that your business needs such as reliable telephone systems.
No Training Costs –
The ease at which you can outsource your I.T support greatly outweighs the cost and hassle it takes to train people in house to do this for you. You will also be aware of any outsourcing costs in advance so it makes it a lot easier to budget for than it would be to run a training programme or enrol your staff on training courses.
An Easy To Understand Solution –
Sometimes when you seek help with I.T someone will come along and press loads of buttons and fix the problem without even telling you one of the five things they did to resolve the issue. Either that or someone will give you a whole list of instructions which includes words you have never seen before and don’t know what they mean. Your outsourced I.T company will be able to provide you with an easy to understand solution and talk you through the problem in a way that means, should it happen again, you will be able to deal with it yourself.
Leave You To Concentrate On Your Business –
Unless you own or a run an I.T company (in which case why are you reading this?) you are not going to be an expert in I.T support. Therefore it will save you both time and money to outsource your support so that you can concentrate on the things that you do best and relax in the peace of mind that all your I.T issues will be covered.
Chris Mayhew relies heavily on technology for his job and is glad to have I.T support services in place. He is writing for Three Cherries who provide I.T support in Bristol.