It’s no secret that running a company costs a lot of money and time. From inventory and employees to office or product space and everything in between, the numbers can really add up. So how can one go about saving on expenses? Well, cutting costs is perhaps the most practical way to go about it. But how does investing in an IT company help your company save money?
Well, unless you run a brick and mortar company, where none of your products or services are listed online – having an IT company under your belt is a worthwhile asset. Consider the following: your company’s daily operations may likely rely on the technical aspects working cohesively to function. Also note, running a website requires maintenance. Especially if you are running an ecommerce website. And with how the global pandemic has affected businesses, it’s no surprise that the majority of them have shifted online. So unless you have a specialized team of IT professionals within your company, hiring an IT company to manage your information technology is the optimal solution.
The question remains, how?
The biggest advantage of having an IT company is that they can assess and review your current company infrastructure. This includes helping you identify key challenges as well as provide solutions that will ensure your day-to-day operations run smoothly.
More often than not, IT companies work within your budget – and provide necessary recommendations that will only help to optimize your company. During the planning phase, IT professionals highlight solutions and customize them to fit your company’s needs. If the overall plan seems ideal, this company can easily help implement it by configuring new technologies and securing your company from any internal and external threats.
The best part about implementing preventive measures is that there is no chance your company can fall prey to online threats. With so many cyberattacks, the safety of your company’s confidential information is imperative – whether you are a small or mid-sized business, organization, or even an enterprise.
Another form of preventive measure is staff training. The best way to avoid falling victim to a situation is to have prior knowledge on how to mitigate or confront it. An IT company can train your employees and increase their knowledge on potential threats.
Being able to pick up on cyberattacks (for example, a phishing attack) is key to retaining your confidential information. Let’s assume you’ve installed an antivirus software on your workplace computers. The issue, especially these days, are remote workers. More often than not, they use their own laptops to work from home. Even if you’ve taken that into consideration and have implemented correct measures to secure your worker’s laptops/computers – other threats exist.
Imagine all the documents (including the ones relating to the company) on your employee’s computer. If the employee unknowingly opens the phishing email, their user data – which could include login credentials as well as other confidential information. So if the employee can private company files on their company, they are vulnerable to this type of email attack.
From spreading awareness to helping increase your workforce’s overall productivity – an IT team can truly transform your workplace security as well as efficiency.
Most IT companies provide 24/7 IT support. This means that in the event something goes wrong with your company’s infrastructure – you’ll have a team ready and available to assist you, no matter what.
How does it help you save company, you ask?
If you’ve opted for Managed IT Services, then consider your company covered. With this type of service, an IT company must monitor and manage your company’s cloud, network, servers, and among many other necessary things.
It is the IT team’s responsibility to continuously (or as agreed upon in the contract) monitor your infrastructure. This means that if a cyberattack is being carried out, the team will take care of it while it’s happening or will deal with the aftermath. The same holds true if your website goes under. You will not have to worry about anything. This is fundamentally better since hiring a new IT team can cost a lot more, especially if you’re paying every time you encounter any type of issue.
So for immediate fixes, having an IT company on your side is extremely beneficial.
Periodic Updates & Backups
Another advantage is that an IT team will be able to implement all the necessary software updates that are needed to both protect your company and keep it running as efficiently as it possibly can. This service includes checking the hardware as well as the software, implementing disaster recovery capabilities (ideally on/off-site), partaking in data consistency checks and backup monitoring solutions, among other things.
Needless to say there are a plethora of benefits to involving an IT company beyond protecting your company and increasing its efficiency. An IT company can perform numerous services; from review to monitoring, to setting up new systems, to backing up important files, to network cabling and much more. We haven’t even grazed the surface. But it is evident that by implementing preventative measures, training your staff to detect potential threats as well as monitoring systems, conducting frequent updates and backups – you lower your risk of losing money – as well as data.
If you think your company will benefit from reaching out to an IT company, give our IT professionals at ITBizTek a call at 1 (877) 275-8774 today. With over two decades in this industry, our team is committed to helping businesses focus on their growth. In fact, our IT solutions have proven to allow companies to gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets. So for custom solutions that will save you money in the long-run, strategic planning and reliable support, connect with us today!