How Do I Know If My Business Needs On-site IT Services?
HERE ARE 7 SIGNS THAT YOU NEED IT SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
1. YOUR MEETINGS LAST LONGER THAN EXPECTED
Are you surprised that the first reason is having lengthy meetings? We’ve all read about why and how meetings waste time. Nonetheless, they are a reality, and in many cases, a necessity. However, there is no reason for your meetings to last longer than planned due to “technical difficulties.”
You most likely spend some time during or before each meeting fiddling with the WiFi in your conference room. You attempt to connect to Google Meet, Zoom, or GoToMeeting. When everyone on your team finally connects, you’re having trouble getting your screen to appear on the Apple TV. And even when everything appears to be working properly, you must contend with choppy calls.
2. YOU’VE HAD MORE THAN ONE IT SECURITY BREACH
Many businesses consider cybersecurity to be a one-time project. You set up fundamental IT security policies, deploy a few cybersecurity tools, and then forget about it. You may be lulled into a false sense of security after implementing your IT security controls. This is very common if there have been no IT security incidents for an extended period of time.
3. YOUR RECOVERY AND BACKUP PLAN IS A MYSTERY
In the United States, 140,000 hard disks fail every week. But that’s not even the most terrifying part. According to data compiled by bostoncomputing.net, 60% of businesses that lose their data will close within 6 months of the disaster.
Because of rapid advancements in HDD and SSD technologies, an increasing amount of data is being stored in a single device. This increases the likelihood of losing data due to theft, accidental deletion, ransomware, or a hard disk crash.
4. YOUR BEST EMPLOYEES’ PRODUCTIVITY DROP
Have you noticed a decrease in the billable hours of your best employees? Drops in billable hours are especially aggravating if you charge your clients by the hour. If you notice this, you should consider whether your billable hours are down as a result of your best employees troubleshooting network connectivity, computer, printer, or router issues.
5. YOUR COMPANY IS EXPANDING
When you’re growing your business, you have to pay attention to a lot of different things. To name a few, office space expansion, hiring, administration, company structure, maintaining your culture, and financial planning. As many of these activities as possible should be delegated or outsourced. This will give you more time to concentrate on the most important ones, such as hiring, culture, and financial planning.
In fact, scaling your IT infrastructure is the last thing you want to do as your business expands. As your company grows in size, so will the complexities of your IT infrastructure and operations. However, they do not grow linearly, but rather exponentially.
6. YOU ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING PROBLEMS WITH IT.
The majority of us grew up with technology. You most likely set up your home network and troubleshoot common computer issues on your own. As a result, you are at ease managing our IT requirements at work. Even though you didn’t want to, you ended up managing IT operations because your budget didn’t allow for IT management. Your in-house IT expert is either you, another co-founder, or, worse, a highly compensated employee. And one of you spends the majority of your time fixing IT problems rather than doing the job for which you were hired.
7. YOUR TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT IS NOT PROVIDING THE DESIRED RETURN
Managing your IT operations is a massive undertaking. It becomes even more difficult if you have little or no IT experience. You may be confident in your abilities if you’ve built home PCs and networks. Making similar things work in a business network environment, on the other hand, is a different story.
As a result, it is extremely frustrating when you invest in new technology and it fails to perform as expected. For example, suppose you spend a lot of money on WiFi network equipment in the hopes that it will solve your intermittent WiFi issues. However, your office is in a densely populated area, such as downtown San Francisco, where every building houses a startup.
Do You Need a Professional On-site IT Service Team You Can Trust?
Cantrell’s Information Technologies has been providing On-site IT Services to business owners throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Cantrell’s offers on-site services at your location to save you time and business interruption. Many of our customers initially work with us to help them improve the way they store, access, and protect their critical business data from cybercriminals. We also help them move or expand their offices. We support the needs of our East Bay customers including businesses located in Concord, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and Pleasant Hill. Contact us today for your free consultation!