Are you looking for additional business growth opportunities? Investing in your IT department can be one of the most valuable decisions you can do. This certainly is true, not only in the short term but also, in the long run. In fact, you can enhance your existing IT team by delegating some of the IT tasks and systems to a managed IT solutions company. It may sound too easy to be true. Well, read on to learn why delegation of IT can be one of the best decisions for your business’ growth.
Why Delegate Your IT Operations?
Perhaps you already have an IT team that you trust. However, the team could be better utilized to help your business grow than putting out IT fires and dealing with technology bugs and/or glitches. Perhaps you don’t have a team and need someone to lead your IT while letting you run your own business to success. Under both circumstances, a managed IT services company can help you lighten your IT workload, leading your business to enhanced growth, better efficiency, and profits. You may wonder what a managed IT services company can do for your business. Here are the top four ways you can delegate your IT operations leading to your business’ success.
Monitor and Manage IT infrastructure
IT infrastructure is a network of constantly evolving components from hardware, software, devices, cloud space, and more. You may have an IT team that is skilled, but not necessarily an expert in the latest and most state-of-the-art capabilities. A managed IT services company could compliment your team, giving them the needed support and expertise in areas that may be out of their wheelhouse. Areas that may be of interest to your business may be backup and disaster recovery, remote monitoring and management, as well as cloud computing.
Prevent Cyber Threats
With hacking on the rise around the globe, you must be on guard. Your business cannot be trusted by your clients without the best in class cybersecurity. Although your IT team may be talented, when you are looking at shielding your greatest resource, your clients’ data, it is recommended that you select cybersecurity experts. A managed IT service provider (MSP) can do this for your business. Cybercrime costs businesses trillions of dollars a year. Make sure that your devices, data, and systems are under lock and key.
One of the most valuable assets that your business has is its data. Whether your clients’ privacy or industry secrets, you must keep your business data up to date while storing it safely and securely. While your IT team deals with larger tasks that are business operations specific, why not delegate date management to a managed IT service company. In the long run, you will save money. Use your IT professionals to do only what they are most skilled at. Then, hire out for the technological projects that would take them off more operations-specific tasks. Many times when someone is asked to do something outside of their talents, it actually takes more time and more money from the business. Managed IT service companies have various areas of expertise. Just like a recipe, an MSP can provide the right IT solution for your business while complimenting your existing IT team.
Manage Network within Up to Date Requirements
Managing the day-to-day network is probably one of the most time-consuming IT tasks. Typically, your IT team plans software or network updates at night or over the weekend when the rest of the business is slow. However, this service can be done on a 24/7/365 basis by hiring a managed IT services company. You don’t have to sacrifice your business’ continuity or your IT team’s evening or family time with updates. Do the smart thing by removing this crucial yet tedious task from your team with business continuity service providers.
One of the best things that you can do for your business is to delegate. This goes for you as a leader, but also in other departments. Make sure that you are utilizing the talents of your team (human resources, sales, marketing, accounting, and more) to the maximum. In IT, this means that you can hire a managed IT services company to do maintenance, updates, cybersecurity, and more. Meanwhile, your IT team that knows the ins and outs of your business can help streamline the technological processes and efficiency. If you are looking for your business to grow, start by enhancing your existing IT strategy and team.
We have helped customers with IT support, Microsoft system center service manager, and cloud-based managed solutions since 2001. At Pointivity, we can be the additional support alongside your existing IT department or we can be your entire IT department. To find out if we’re the right IT service for your business, contact us today.