Every business needs an IT strategy, even small businesses. What IT challenges do you anticipate for the year? How can new developments in Cloud computing help improve your business? Are you leveraging your IT dollars to increase productivity or simply spinning your wheels? Let’s take a deeper look:
What IT challenges do you anticipate for the year? Are your employees losing time struggling with outdated computers or office equipment? If so it may be time to work with your IT Provider to develop a hardware refresh schedule. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to replace all of your equipment at once, but you should consider replacing older equipment in stages throughout the year.
How can new developments in Cloud computing help improve your business? For starters it can save you money while making your team more accessible to your clients. Cloud computing can allow your company to become more competitive with your biggest competition by giving you access to the same productivity-boosting technology they use at a fraction of the price. Identify your Cloud computing needs (i.e. hosted email, offsite backup, hosted servers, etc.) and work with your IT provider to learn about your options.
Lastly, are you leveraging your IT dollars to increase productivity or simply spinning your wheels? If your employees are wasting time chasing the same computer problems every week, then I’d say you’re spinning your wheels. Perhaps it’s time you take a serious look at Managed IT Services. Keep your team focused on making your business money, while you outsource your IT support and system monitoring to the professionals. Take the first step by scheduling an onsite IT assessment and start exploring your options.
It’s time to start minimizing your IT overhead and to start maximizing your profits. A little planning could give your business the competitive edge.