Managed IT can transform your business in a number of ways: It can expand the capabilities of your internal IT, it can help you control expenses, it can provide you with access to state-of-the-art infrastructure without the capital outlay, and it can help keep your business secure.
As rapidly as technology is changing today, it’s no wonder companies feel overwhelmed trying to keep up, even when they do have internal IT staff. It’s almost impossible for a company that doesn’t specialize in IT to keep up with cloud-based services and software, asset management, cybersecurity, mobile device security, data security, and data management. And we live in a time when it can mean death to a business if something does go wrong – customers won’t wait for a company to right itself when there’s a competitor around the corner who can meet their needs.
Managed IT Takes the Pressure Off
Whether it’s the high turnover of IT staff or the threat of a data breach, having a managed IT partner takes the pressure off and lets you focus on running your business. Having access to experts without having them on the payroll is a benefit, but knowing that someone is monitoring your network 24/7 – detecting threats, protecting your data with layers of security, and helping you train your staff to recognize and avoid ransomware – is something you can’t put a price on.
Managed IT Levels the Playing Field
Large corporations can often absorb the cost of having an in-house IT department and CIO, just as they can absorb the investment they must make in infrastructure. Maintaining an IT staff comes at a price that exceeds that of just the paycheck. IT has one of the highest rates of turnover of any industry and a shortage of talent to boot. Small businesses don’t have the leverage to compete for the top IT talent, nor do they have the budget. Partnering with a Managed IT firm can level the playing field with bigger firms against whom you compete for clients. You get deep layers of expertise across all areas of IT without the cost of maintaining a staff.
Dental and medical offices, legal firms, and most businesses have some level of regulatory guidelines with which they must comply. Compliance and security go hand in hand and having a team well-versed in providing the security that protects your data can help you avoid a costly data breach that can put you out of business.
Small Businesses Deserve Big IT Protection
Don’t let your Calgary-based small business lag behind larger corporations in regard to IT security and compliance. Partnering with a managed IT firm like The ITeam can help you remain competitive no matter how quickly technology changes.