It’s pretty safe to say that if you have a business, then you have computers and information technology to keep your operations running. However, it may not be safe to say that you also have an outsourced, professional IT company to handle your cybersecurity and infrastructure management. While you may think that your tech-savvy team member is enough to keep you afloat, you could be leaving yourself susceptible to big issues like computer crashes, software malfunctions and cyberattacks. Here are four reasons why your business can’t afford to be without professional IT management.
Running a business often entails more than just knowing how to operate email and basic computer functions. It involves the complex management of multiple systems, software, servers and updates that are constantly evolving. Without fully-trained experts at the helm, you risk complications such as patches not being implemented correctly, security updates falling behind, backups not being performed properly and more, all of which can open the door to unwanted viruses, hackers and malfunctions.
With an internal employee or team of employees, you are dependent on updates and fixes to be performed when those individuals happen to be on the clock. With an outsourced IT department, you have 24/7 maintenance and monitoring to ensure everything is performing successfully and to address small problems before they become big ones. This means you can focus on what really matters – running your business.
The most damaging impact that your company could incur from any IT issue is a sudden pause in operations. While some things may be quick fixes, your in-house IT department may find themselves in over their heads, which could mean a long period of time where your team is forced to stop working altogether. The direct results of elongated downtime? Negative impacts on customer relationships and ultimately, revenue loss.
While major IT concerns like cyberattacks or system malfunctions could cause loss of revenue, managing your information technology internally can also be costlier than contracting with a third party IT company. Think about the time, energy and money that goes into hiring and training new team members. By outsourcing IT management to a reputable, specialized company, you’ll know exactly how much services will cost and have the ability to scale up or down depending on the stage of your business.
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