Should You Be Outsourcing Your IT Support?

When you are running a business, that relies on technology to provide a professional and efficient service to your customers, then your IT Support team has to be reliable, available and punctual. 

When you outsource your IT services, ideally you want each element of your technology to be dealt with by the same company.  The company technicians can support each other, and they can get to know your systems inside out, thus reducing any delays in repairs and reconnections.

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When things go wrong, after the initial consultation, they can ensure all the relevant parts are to hand, and the right member of the team can be sent out to your office as soon as possible, and get you back up and running again. 

But when is the right time to seek the services of an IT Support Service such as Fidelis for your business. You may have a real technical whizz employee who is happy to drop his normal duties when something goes wrong, and can usually get a problem fixed fairly soon, but inevitably, when something major happens, that is beyond their capabilities it has the potential to make or break your business. 

The technology environment is getting more and more complex, and today, businesses rely on much larger systems.  This places a huge responsibility on your in house IT team, who may struggle to keep up with added pressure as demands on them increase. 

There is no suggestion that you should disband your IT section, but by outsourcing the support you require, this could leave them more able to focus on other more productive tasks. 

What about the rest of your team, they too can be affected if your systems malfunction. Productivity and deadlines can be disrupted when things don’t work as they should. Employees can spend hours trying to work round things, when really they should remain focused on their actual core role within your company.  Outsourcing your IT Support to a company will bring help on demand and reduce the risk of problems getting in the way of work!

When things do go wrong, sometimes it’s hard to actually find the point of the problem, and it’s so reassuring to know that you can call on help immediately to stop the issue from getting out of control and stop associated potential problems from arising. 

As your company grows, you will need to install bigger and better computers and phones, and more complex systems to deal with this growth. There is a shortage of IT expertise to meet the demands being made. 

As a business owner, you want, and indeed need to focus on productivity, not worrying about your IT issues. It goes without saying that one day, problems will occur, you need to be prepared so that there is little or no disruption to your business.  

Outsourcing your IT Support will give you peace of mind, and allow your team to focus on their immediate day to day role without any distractions and demands on their time. 

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