In the digital age, productivity, speed, and reliability of your systems are critical for facilitating growth. Many organizations rely on the break/fix method in an attempt to reduce expenses but what if that’s not the correct solution? The idea is to pay for things when they break but this method only serves to increase cost.
A recent study by CompTIA, a nonprofit organization, found that businesses that use IT managed services are experiencing significant reductions in cost. Additionally, the bonus of predictability that comes as a result of partnering with a managed services provider (MSP) is better for both the client and IT provider.
Here are three amazing ways Penney Computer Consulting saves you money and resources!
1. Avoid Wasting Money
Poor planning will inevitably lead to poor results. When you first started your business, it probably made sense to manage your own IT infrastructure but today your company has grown. You’ve hired more employees, process more transactions and adopted new tools/software to streamline workflow.
It’s unproductive and inefficient for any growing business to manage their own IT.
Your company’s IT infrastructure can be likened to that of building a house. A lot of work goes into building strong IT systems. You’ll need an excellent design and foundation that’s able to support future additions. A common mistake companies make who try to manage their own IT is that they don’t plan for the future.
Your computers and networks all need to work together for teams to effectively collaborate within your organization. You may need a server that is able to run critical software and consolidate any shared company data. How good is your firewall? Is it breachable? Leaking or losing customer data to the wrong set of eyes is detrimental to any business’s longevity.
It’s never as simple as buying the biggest and fastest or expensive piece of hardware or software. Plenty of factors hinge on the strength and effectiveness of your IT infrastructure. Time is wasted when employees have to regularly stop activities when computer systems aren’t working, which means lost productivity that would have meant more money in your pocket.
Rather than wait until you need to contact an IT professional to patch-fix your outdated or inefficient technological systems, you can partner with an MSP like Penney Computer Consulting.
We help you in advance to meet the inevitable growth of your company and provide ongoing 24/7 support that empowers workflow instead of hindering it. Rather than rush to put out fires, we put preventative measures in action such as regular updates, malicious spyware/virus protection, automatic hardware and software upgrades.
2. Expertise for a fraction of the cost
Housing your own IT infrastructure means that you’ll need to employ an average of 2 – 5 IT employees to manage it. Plus besides management, these individuals must keep up with the ever-changing world of cybersecurity and data management.
A difficult task for any one person. When you outsource to Penney Computer Consulting, we provide a dedicated team of experts that lay out a framework for data management and workflow to enhance your ability to do business. Managing a team yourself can cost upwards to $16, 000 per month. Our services are much less than that!
3. Time to refocus your priorities
Outsourcing frees up your internal resources so that you can refocus your energies into other efforts that’ll further increase revenues for your business. That is… if you don’t stay/get stuck in th do-it-yourself mindset.
There’s only so much time in a day and if you’re not focusing on the ‘prime time’ areas of your business, you lose out on potential gains or worse, risk collapse. Every entrepreneur gets to a point when they’ll need to hand off duties to capable people in order to maintain the health of their business.
It’s like leveraging your assets. You wouldn’t put your best salesperson in charge of IT now, would you? If you did, it would drive up cost because you’re placing people in jobs that aren’t suited for their strengths. You increase your ROI exponentially when you allow people to do what they are good at.
We’re not claiming to know everything about your business or how to operate it, but we know how to run IT. Call or email us to book an appointment!