Technology is complex, and it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. This is more the case for business technology than consumer technology. Even those who consider themselves tech-savvy might be lost when it comes to managing business-grade technology solutions. How can you make sure that your business technology is receiving the service it needs to stay operational long-term?
Managed IT services can help your business keep its technology functioning with a minimal amount of stress and involvement on your part. Even a small business can afford the assistance of a managed IT provider, giving them the same care and expertise for technology management that an enterprise might have for their internal IT department.
Consider the size difference between an enterprise and small business for a moment. Chances are the enterprise has a larger budget and more wiggle room for things like IT management. Smaller businesses that don’t produce as much revenue compared to their expenses might be operating a bit more frugally, and one of the first departments that gets cut is the one that has the biggest expense tied to it: IT. This is a major problem, though, because IT is hopelessly intertwined with other parts of your business which enable it to generate capital.
While some large companies are able to hire full, in-house IT departments, the most fortunate small businesses often only have one, or maybe two technicians on-site. Having a full IT department is great because it gives the technicians the ability to spread the workload, allowing them to focus on both innovative new tools and maintaining current systems simultaneously. The same cannot be said for small teams, who are already stretched to the point where they have to choose operational maintenance over innovation.
The answer to this is simple, but it doesn’t seem affordable at first glance: you need more help. Hiring extra technicians and adding them to your payroll is difficult, though, and not always the easiest or most sustainable decision. Rather than worry about this, you can outsource certain responsibilities to a third-party managed service provider so that your in-house team can focus on things that truly matter to running your organization. You receive services rendered according to a service level agreement, and you pay monthly in a budget-friendly payment plan. It’s a great alternative to hiring multiple new technicians to handle the increased workload.
Virtual Business Solutions can give your business the services and expertise it needs to properly maintain and manage its enterprise-grade solutions. We can help regardless of your current situation, whether you are looking for external help or you have an internal IT department who already maintains your infrastructure. All our assistance means is that your team is freed up to focus on what you hired them to do, and that should make everyone happy—including you and your bottom line.
To learn more about our technology services, give us a call at (504) 840-9800 ext. 105 today.