It’s tempting for us to encourage all small businesses to outsource their IT, but in reality, you really only know what’s best for your business once you’ve had an IT review.
Small businesses and startups need technology that helps them grow their operations. If they’re in a position to grow, then, perhaps, a cloud office software subscription is the right way to go. The trouble is, you just don’t know until you assess every organisation’s individual situation.
A one-person show may not need to invest large sums of money in IT infrastructure as the likelihood is they will work from home and use a handful of services to tackle things like email, file storage and sharing, and even telephone calls.
When it comes to transforming your business from a one-man show to a major competitor in your industry you’ll need to step up your IT.
You’ll also have much less time for dealing with technology and all the services you require. What’s more, you may find sourcing your IT services from different vendors a real headache.
Instead you’ll want to concentrate on running your business. This is where outsourced services come in handy as they remove the burden of IT management and clear the way long-term business growth.
Juggling multiple email accounts, free online file management and storage, and business phone services can be a pain. Then there’s the added complication of maintaining your company’s hardware, configuring and managing all of the software you need to run your business, and contracting ‘fix-it’ suppliers to solve all the problems that occur. Doing all this ad hoc can waste a lot of time and money and often leads to confusion.
When the time comes, money will need to be spent and decisions will need to be made, but outsourcing your IT can give you the time to do what you do best.
help4IT recognises the challenges faced by startups and small businesses when it comes to managing their IT. We try to move businesses away from old IT practice and only give them the tools they need to grow.
Why not give IT outsourcing a go and see how far it could take your business?