In-house IT support may not work for small businesses and startups as it can be costly. So too can doing IT yourself. Really, it depends on what your business is, how many users you have and the value of your time in opportunity costs. If the time spent running your business is more valuable to you then the solution is to outsource your IT. This doesn’t have to mean lengthy contracts; it can now mean pay-as-you-go.
Here are four reasons why small businesses will benefit from a pay-as-you-go approach to IT support:
We have found that small businesses benefit from a pay-as-you-go IT environment as it provides access to the experts when needed and at a fraction of the cost of a long-term contract. Fancy handling IT yourself? Think again. Running your IT is best left to the experts. They’ll be able to assess your situation and recommend the best way forward.
Of course, free tools are available but are they truly void of cost? Someone will have to configure and manage these tools for non-technical users and eventually they’ll end up spending more time doing this and less time involved in other aspects of their job. Already have an in-house support team? Great! Pay-as-you-go packages can support their IT efforts without tying up lots of budget in a contract that may offer more than what your business needs.
IT support is about building systems that work for you and that are in line with your business objectives. This will free up time for your workforce and even facilitate certain areas of their job, potentially increasing revenue, reducing operating costs and increasing service differentiation.
Pay-as-you-go gives you the freedom to choose. It provides you with expert help when you need it and without an expensive lengthy commitment.
Help4IT offer pay-as-you-go services to small businesses and have designed a simple and cost effective alternative to traditional IT support. It fits your needs, not ours and gives you instant access to expert help when you need it and peace of mind when you don’t.