Business owners and managers are always looking for ways to save money. It’s a big part of their role to have a constant eye on the bottom line and how they can increase profits. And one of the best ways to save your organization money is to use an all-inclusive managed IT support provider.
How Bad IT Can Cost an Organization
IT support is essential for any organization that relies on computers and technology to function … which is pretty much all organizations. However, poorly managed IT support can be detrimental to an organization in a number of ways.
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Data at Risk
Poorly managed IT support can put an organization at risk for security breaches. Organizations may have a false sense of security, assuming that everything is as it should be. If the managed IT isn’t properly monitoring and managing access to sensitive data, as well as applying patches and updates, it’s possible for unauthorized individuals to gain access to this information. And the consequences could be devastating.
Reactive Rather Than Proactive
A common IT problem is that many Managed Services Providers (MSPs) are often reactive rather than proactive. This means that problems are only addressed after they have already caused disruptions. These disruptions could include major financial damages and costly downtime. A proactive MSP will ensure your systems are running smoothly, without disruption.
Low Employee Morale
As a society, we have come to rely on technology. And when it fails us, it can be incredibly frustrating. Bad IT will see employees wasting hours trying to work around a technology problem, which can erode employee morale. Frustration with technological issues can lead to absenteeism and turnover, costing the organization talent, time and money.
In today’s competitive market, reputation is everything. Poor IT support can considerably damage an organization’s reputation. If customers or clients are regularly experiencing disruptions due to technical problems, they may take their business elsewhere and let others know exactly why they are doing so.
What are the Benefits of Good IT?
Good IT is an investment in your organization’s success. The right IT support will feel like a true business partner as opposed to just another vendor. And like all true business partners, they will bring tremendous value to the team.
MSPs have economies of scale on their side. Because they manage multiple clients, they can often get discounts on software and hardware that they pass on to their clients. The right MSP will optimize your IT infrastructure, making it more efficient and reducing the need for expensive repairs and replacements. They can help you to consolidate your IT costs, making it easier to budget for and manage your technology expenses. And finally, they will provide you with proactive support, catching problems before they cause disruptions or data loss.
They Understand Your Business
Your company is unique. The perfect tool or solution for another organization will not necessarily work for yours. Good IT support partners will take the time to really understand your business, your competitive advantage, your pain points and your growth aspirations. And they will guide you accordingly with strategic recommendations.
Like any good business partner, the right managed IT support will be a part of the decision-making process around process improvements and technological efficiencies. They plan to be around for the long term and as such, have a truly vested interest in your organizational success and growth.
The Best IT Solution
Is your organization ready to experience the difference that good IT can make? With Technology Assurance Group (TAG) you can stop worrying about your data and systems and stay focused on your business – all while TAG’s suite of comprehensive IT solutions keeps your organization compliant and running as smoothly as possible. Our all-inclusive IT support gives you peace of mind knowing that all of your technology is covered – for one price.
As TAG’s many long-term partners can attest to, they are a true business partner and one that is committed to helping their partners succeed. Let’s connect today and discuss how TAG can help your organization grow.