Whether you like it or not, technology is a fundamental part of modern business. Communicating with customers and clients, storing information safely and securely, as well as putting a plan in place for those unfortunate occasions when events take a wrong turn, is crucial if a company is to function properly. However, for many businesses, IT is seen as a necessary evil. If expensive, costly and unreliable, we can certainly see how tech is often thought of in less than flattering terms. Still, choose the right business IT support and it may very well transform your organisation for the better – creating new opportunities, resulting in greater productivity and slashing spend.
The right business IT support could save money
Frustrating, slow IT costs time – and as the old saying goes, time is money. Too many businesses put up with underperforming tech and not fit-for-purpose equipment that needs constant maintenance and frequently brings operations to a grinding halt. At MSV Consultancy, clients who approach us tell tales of files that are too large to upload or download, and of machines that keep breaking. In these instances, staff often take risks and shortcuts (or even give up altogether).
The right IT partner can identify where improvements to an infrastructure can be made, and how strategic investment could save money in the long term. Streamlining tech provision and moving to the cloud, for example, could cut the need for bulky on-site servers, as well as improving speed and data storage capabilities.
Meanwhile, a managed IT service with expert helpdesk support can reduce the burden on an in-house IT department.
The right business IT support could make money
Tech – and particularly the advent of cloud computing – has revolutionised the way businesses work, although it is essential to use the best provider to help unlock that potential.
A fully outsourced IT solution offers many benefits to business. Think of the possibilities of a secure mobile network, where staff can visit clients on site and still share information in real-time, wherever they happen to be. Or of a sophisticated but cost-effective communications suite that allows feature-rich data reporting and calls straight from a laptop or desktop.
Offering an improved customer experience and better ways to track communications and therefore follow up leads, is one way to improve client loyalty and increase profitability.
A stress-free experience
Keeping track of backups to guard against data loss and staying up-to-date with the latest security patches can be a time-consuming (not to mention stressful) experience. A business IT support partner can take care of ongoing maintenance so you never have to even think about it – and leaving you free to concentrate on running your business instead.
Backups, secure data storage and proactive installation of patches should all run in the background, giving you confidence and reassurance that your organisation is protected from threat. It will also ensure that you stay on the right side of new data management regulations.
MSV Consultancy is currently offering a one month free trial of its managed IT services. To discover how we can work with your business, click here or call us on 0845 241 6370.