Does This Sound Like Your IT Team?
Too many executives and business owners spend sleepless nights worrying about their endless “what if” list, knowing that their in-house IT team is stretched really thin. While the team is probably very capable, the combination of too many tasks to do and not enough hours in the day seems like a simple equation for expanding your IT team. Cutting into profits, or even taking a loss, isn’t the answer.
Technology is expensive, and nobody knows that better than an executive or business owner who knows that every dollar counts, no matter the size of the company. Wasting time or money is a waste of resources, and a successful company is not built upon a foundation of waste. How do you balance needs with resources?
Your in-house IT team’s to-do list is filled with ongoing maintenance and support to keep your technology running smoothly. Hardware upgrades, software updates, security patch installations, and infrastructure adjustments add to your IT costs and impact your overall budget. Delaying just one of these items, whether due to cost or due to IT team availability, is a risky move. For instance, delaying a critical security patch one day could leave your IT system vulnerable to cyber threats from which your business might possibly not be able to recover.
What Should You Do?
Modern businesses are powered by technology to fuel operations. From sales and accounting to communications and marketing, businesses today heavily incorporate automated processes to improve efficiency. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones and digital voicemail are classic examples of automated processes replacing legacy systems, like switchboard telephone operations. Automated processes were designed to improve efficiency and replace expensive manual processes, with the ultimate goal of shifting to more cost-effective operations.
Your in-house IT team is another process that fits into traditional business models, and one that incorporates hiring, training, and staffing the internal team of professionals that perform the ongoing maintenance and support for your IT systems. Salaries are probably the greatest impact on your IT budget, and ongoing training is a necessary added cost. So where can you boost your level of support without adding significant costs?
Managed IT Services Providers Are A Cost-Effective Option To Boost Your IT Support Resources.
Managed IT Services providers function as an outsourced IT team, and can either supplement or replace your existing IT support staff. Partnering with a Managed IT Services provider gives your business a variety of benefits, aside from maximizing your IT team’s capabilities. As your IT services provider, Nirico Systems monitors and maintains your IT systems, including:
- Customized IT Services Options
- Business Continuity Services
- 24/7 Monitoring and Maintenance
- Device Maintenance and Software Upgrades
A Managed IT Services provider’s team of IT professionals focus on your IT systems so you can focus on your business. Rather than being limited by your in-house IT team’s experience and skills, or by the time involved to train staff with new skills, your business can take advantage of a team of IT professionals with varied backgrounds to meet your needs.
In fact, Nirico specialists can work with you to review your existing IT systems and infrastructure, offer guidance on areas that can benefit from improvements and adjustments, and handle any needs that may arise so you won’t need to commit added time or resources due to training, vacation schedules, sick days, or turnover. Someone is always available, ready to respond, and capable of handling whatever the situation is. With this approach, you streamline your technology and shift your IT environment from one of reactivity to one of proactivity. With added resources – but not added costs – your business can reinvest these savings into your technology or your business to gain a competitive edge in your industry.