16 Dec Battling the Myths of How Businesses Control Their I.T. Infrastructures
In order for businesses to stay ahead of the competition, they need to be innovative. One word that is often associated with being innovative is technology. A business’s technology stems directly from their I.T. infrastructure. This includes their server(s), hardware, Technology, Managed Services, software, network, etc. In order to allow innovation, businesses need to have a stable, secure and up-to-date I.T. infrastructure. By having this, it will allow technology to help the business operate smoothly.
Back to Business I.T. helps businesses to create, monitor and maintain their I.T. infrastructures. After helping many clients, we have experienced a lot of different I.T. environments. Through these environments, we have noticed there are some common myths that businesses believe regarding how to control an I.T. infrastructure. Below we discuss three myths and explain the realities to these situations.
1) Myth: A business can hire one person to run their entire I.T. infrastructure.
Reality: This may be true in some very rare cases but for most businesses, they find success in having a team of experts to control their I.T. infrastructure. I.T. managed services firms have a team of I.T. experts who work together to monitor and maintain these infrastructures. This is what allows technology to continue running for a business. So, outsourcing a business’s I.T. department to an I.T. managed services firm is needed.
2) Myth: An employee considered to be “tech savvy” can take on a business’s technology issues.
Reality: Taking an employee, who already has responsibilities in their current position, and throwing them into an I.T. environment can be dangerous. Monitoring and maintaining an I.T. infrastructure is a full-time job. It should not be given to someone who does not have the time to put in the work that is required. Also, being considered “tech savvy” does not mean they have the expert knowledge to provide the stable, secure and up-to-date I.T. infrastructure that every business needs.
3) Myth: Outsourcing a business’s I.T. department to a third party I.T. managed services provider is expensive and not worth the high costs.
Reality: Outsourcing a business’s I.T. to a managed services firm can take up a major portion of their I.T. budget. However, when looking at the big picture, it can save the business money. For example, if a business’s I.T. network is invaded by a major threat that their one man I.T. department or “tech savvy” employee cannot handle, the business is going to acquire substantial losses. Not only will they have to find and pay an I.T. expert or firm to resolve the issue, they will also lose a lot of important data in the process. Yet, if the business had outsourced their I.T. infrastructure to a managed services firm before this happened, they could have contained the threat in a much more cost and time saving manner.
In order for businesses to keep up with the competition and become innovative enough to stand out against them, they need to start investing in their technology. By doing this, they will be gaining access to opportunities that will help their business to grow.
If you are interested in learning more about what an I.T. managed services firm can do for your business, let’s start a conversation.