IT Services Can Get Your Business Through Uncertain Times
- Posted by Compass Computing Group, Inc.
- On August 29, 2022
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- cybersecurity, it services, IT support, managed it services
It seems like every time you turn on the television, there is more bad news about the state of the American economy. During these uncertain economic times, business owners are looking for ways to grow without spending a ton of money. IT services can take your business to the next level.
Attempting to manage an in-house IT department in the current economic climate can be difficult but working with an IT services provider is often a far better option for business owners. Here are some reasons why:
Hiring Managed Service Providers Saves You Money
Saying that most business owners are budget-conscious in these difficult economic times is an understatement. Many business owners implement a financial lock-down policy when talks of a recession start to surface, so hiring a managed service provider is a cost they are unwilling to take on right now.
In reality, managed service providers can save you money. Hiring IT services makes financial sense because:
- Having a contract with an IT service can help you save money on diagnostics and repairs.
- They help you avoid the cost of managing an in-house IT department.
- IT management prevents costly IT infrastructure outages.
- Managed service providers help maximize your IT investment.
Do you want more information about the small business IT solutions Compass Computing Group offers? If so, watch this video.
Bring More Predictability to Your IT Budget
During uncertain financial times, you need to work hard to avoid unplanned disasters. Servers and PCs have a finite lifespan and will eventually have to be replaced. In most cases, they will need to be replaced after 4 years of service.
Being able to forecast when these replacements will take place can help you bring more predictability to your IT budget. With the help of IT services, you can devise a plan for replacing the outdated pieces of technology your business has in place. Bringing order to this technology replacement process can help you plan for these expenses.
Managed IT services can also help you figure out the best way to approach software licensing. The team at Compass Computing Group will provide you with a financial breakdown of both monthly and annual software licensing costs. Once you have this information, you can decide which licensing arrangement best fits the financial needs of your small business.
Improve Employee Satisfaction and Productivity
Employees forced to use outdated software, slow PCs and unreliable printers get extremely frustrated over time. If employees dread coming to work because of outdated technology, it is only a matter of time before they start to seek out other employment opportunities. Instead of dealing with the problems caused by high employee turnover rates, you need to take action.
By enlisting the help of IT services, you can eliminate unreliable devices and outdated software from your technology infrastructure. With updated PCs, printers and software, you can improve employee morale. This new technology will also help boost productivity levels, which can add to your bottom line.
Stay One Step Ahead of IT Disasters
Modern business owners have to deal with several external IT threats. These threats include things like:
- Phishing scams
- Endpoint attacks
- Cloud vulnerabilities
- Patch management issues
Waiting until cybercriminals attack your servers or network to take action can be very expensive. Every hour that your network is down can cost you dearly. By allowing IT professionals to monitor your servers and network, you can detect threats early on and mitigate the risks they pose.
If you want to get a true assessment of how secure your network is, it’s time to let Compass Computing Group perform a cybersecurity audit.
IT Support Plans To Fit Your Needs
Instead of spending all your time putting out IT fires, it’s time to hire Compass Computing Group. We offer many flexible IT support plans to fit our clients’ unique needs.
The Foundation IT Support Plan
This plan offers monitoring, support and threat prevention. You will also get regular security updates and a ticket-based support system when you sign up for the Foundation IT Support Plan.
Advanced Security IT Support Plan
The Advanced Security IT Support Plan offers the same features as the Foundation IT Support Plan, but you also get 24/7 help desk, Office 365 support and an IT business alignment session.
Advanced Security Plus IT Support Plan
If you need more than what the Advanced plan offers, then the Advanced Security Plus Plan is a good fit. This plan offers the features mentioned above as well as mobile device management, 24/7 SOC and hardware/software installation.