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IT for small businesses

Posted by Benjamin Graville on Jun 9, 2018 10:52:07 AM

 

We all want to grow our businesses, normally at an explosive pace. A task which can divert a lot of time, energy and resources.

In order to achieve and maintain such a high pace of growth, the productivity of your business and it’s effective management soon become key factors for success.  


So when it comes to your choice of technology, it should first and foremost be a pragmatic one, rather than be based on your own personal preferences or the latest trends.

Technology has become a critical part of most businesses, capable of igniting and sustaining growth as a major contributing factor to expansion.

However, the financial realities of owning a small business can make hiring an in-house IT team to manage your technology cost prohibitive. Especially if you are based in an area where the skills you need are limited in availability or generally expensive to source. 

Another option is to tap internal resources that consider themselves technologically savvy. But tasking your team with extra work, especially if they lack professional IT experience may only be of benefit in the short term and unsustainable.

One route many businesses have taken is to outsource their IT support and systems. Outsourcing can save money, protect you from the unexpected and lets you focus your teams attention on those activities that are going to yield the greatest results. Leave the IT and technology decisions to the experts as you get on with running a business.

Subscribing to a Work.Tools Plan is like having your own dedicated IT team at a fraction of the cost, we offer personal, reliable IT support and are on hand whenever you need us.

As you evaluate the opportunities to create more productive settings in your own workplace, one of the most important is to deliver secure access to the apps, desktops, data and services that your team need to be productive, on any device and at any location.

From a team member perspective it's common to think that the business priority is solely on productivity.  

Consequently, staff can be reluctant to invest more than a limited amount of effort and time on such a secondary task as IT security. They rarely understand the threats and perceive no direct personal benefit from taking on additional precautions as they work across different systems.

So you need to make your staff are more aware of the value of the data you hold, and how important it is to protect it and the IT infrastructure it is housed in.

We all want to grow our businesses, normally at an explosive pace. A task which can divert a lot of time, energy and resources.

In order to achieve and maintain such a high pace of growth, the productivity of your business and it’s effective management soon become key factors for success.  

So when it comes to your choice of technology, it should first and foremost be a pragmatic one, rather than be based on your own personal preferences or the latest trends.

Technology has become a critical part of most businesses, capable of igniting and sustaining growth as a major contributing factor to expansion.

However, the financial realities of owning a small business can make hiring an in-house IT team to manage your technology cost prohibitive. Especially if you are based in an area where the skills you need are limited in availability or generally expensive to source. 

Another option is to tap internal resources that consider themselves technologically savvy. But tasking your team with extra work, especially if they lack professional IT experience may only be of benefit in the short term and unsustainable.

One route many businesses have taken is to outsource their IT support and systems. Outsourcing can save money, protect you from the unexpected and lets you focus your teams attention on those activities that are going to yield the greatest results. Leave the IT and technology decisions to the experts as you get on with running a business.

Subscribing to a Work.Tools Plan is like having your own dedicated IT team at a fraction of the cost, we offer personal, reliable IT support and are on hand whenever you need us.

As you evaluate the opportunities to create more productive settings in your own workplace, one of the most important is to deliver secure access to the apps, desktops, data and services that your team need to be productive, on any device and at any location.

From a team member perspective it's common to think that the business priority is solely on productivity.  

Consequently, staff can be reluctant to invest more than a limited amount of effort and time on such a secondary task as IT security. They rarely understand the threats and perceive no direct personal benefit from taking on additional precautions as they work across different systems.

So you need to make your staff are more aware of the value of the data you hold, and how important it is to protect it and the IT infrastructure it is housed in.

More needs to be done to both educate staff about their security obligations, as well as involving them in creating your own IT strategy.

At Work.Tools we recognise that the demands made on organisations to secure data and IT infrastructures will increase. We use our cyber security knowledge and expertise to help protect businesses and keep you on the right side of the data protection laws.

Our goal is to partner with you, working closely with your business to ensure that you'll have all the resources you need. Not just systems and IT support, but also hardware, software and somebody to ask advice.

We have a number of different support Plans based on your IT needs, whether you are just starting out, or are established and ready to grow.

So why outsource to a Work.Tools Plan?

  • Free up time and resources to focus on other priorities
  • Manage a predictable IT budget at a fraction of the cost of larger businesses
  • Access a professional IT team day and night
  • Save money on hardware and software
  • Have peace of mind that you are in the hands of IT professionals

Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to know more. Or review all we have to offer on our IT Plan page.

 

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