For small business and startup owners, you wear so many different hats. I’m assuming you have a small staff and each person has a title, but they really have a constantly evolving job description – by the hour. Either way, given the current state of the business, technology is an integral part of your business. No matter how extensively you use your server, you have one and you don’t want to think about what would happen if it crashes. Maybe you are able to afford one guy in the marketing department that has a little technology trouble shooting experience?
Let’s take some time to discuss the importance of having external tech support for your company.
First, if you are not able to afford experienced, dedicated information technology staff members, hiring a company to offer tech support is the most cost efficient way to keep your company online at all times. While you don’t have to worry about the overhead of full time salaries, you have peace of mind knowing that you have expert information technology professionals available to help around the clock. Whether it is a small question or a complete system crash – you can rest easy knowing you are in good hands.
Speaking of resting easy, as we mentioned earlier, small business and start-up owners have a lot of things to worry about. By investing in an external tech support company, you can completely focus on your business while the support staff focuses on the health of your computers and servers. The last thing you want is to have to take your focus away from the essence of your business to try to handle an IT problem.
In addition, if your company lowers their overhead by having your employees work remotely or giving them the option of working-from-home, you need an external IT service company to keep the servers healthy while handling multi-location activity.
In addition to assisting when problems arise, an external IT service company can also act proactively to prevent issues ahead of time by suggesting supplemental technology or new equipment if the need should arise. It is just an unfortunate fact of life that there are very few things made to last forever. While your multitasking IT helper may have good intentions, they probably do not have time to research and explore new equipment, whereas a dedicated external tech support company is the expert on new products and technology.
What other benefits can you see for your business in hiring an external IT support company?