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If you’ve followed our blog for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us mention colocation. While it may not be a household word yet, colocation is becoming more and more popular for small businesses that want a larger IT department, but at a …
Small business owners wear many different hats and sometimes it is hard to know what to delegate and what to take on yourself. A question many small-to medium-sized business owners struggle with is knowing when, or if, they need to outsource their IT Services.
CyberTrails is here to make your life easier, especially in the IT area, so we conjured up 4 tell-tale signs that will be present in your business if you need to outsource your IT Services to a professional.
- Your company doesn’t have a budget for an IT department: Hiring and supporting all of the personnel necessary for a private, in-house IT department is expensive; after all, these are salaries and benefits we are talking about. If you really don’t have the budget for an in-house IT department, outsourcing is a good option for you. You’ll be surprised how easy and affordable it is to have the experts look over and monitor your technology.
- You are spending too much time on your IT and not enough time on your business: This is a common problem amongst business owners. IT issues, management and planning take up so much time, especially if you are not well-versed in the industry. You can end up spending hours and hours of your day just unraveling IT issues. This time spent away from running your company can truly hurt your bottom line. If you ever find yourself thinking “if I could just get these computers and our business’s technology up and running properly, then I could get this business to take off…” then you need an IT consultant or you need to outsource your IT to the professionals. Let them do what they are good at so that you can get back to what you are great at. Click here to read a blog regarding a study of business owners and how much time they spend on IT.
- You’re wasting too much money on your IT: So often we think that if we do it ourselves we will be able to do it for cheaper. But that isn’t always the case, especially with IT. Mistakes and lack of knowledge in this area can be costly and cause pain not only to your pocket book, but also to your overall business. Losing data, purchasing incompatible software, getting attacked by a virus all can be very costly incidences and errors. When you outsource your IT to a professional company, they are the experts in the industry and they can prevent your company from making costly mistakes and save you money in the end.
- You are having security and virus issues: One bad virus will not just ruin your day; it can take down your business. As a business owner, you know that if your IT goes down so does your business. CyberTrails offers a long list of services that you can tap into that will help you protect your IT, your data, your company and your livelihood.
Maybe it isn’t viruses you are worried about, but the physical well-being of your equipment. When clients store or lease equipment at CyberTrails’ colocation center, their devices are housed in a secure SSAE 16 audited, 24×7 monitored, fully redundant, temperature controlled environment. Outsourcing your IT isn’t losing contact with or control over your IT, it is fully protecting it.