In this article, we will break down what the most IT services for your small business are. The new year is coming up and it’s time to get serious about your business’s technology.
Properly managed technology can be a serious growth lever for many small businesses. We constantly find companies that are operating inefficiently because of their outdated tech.
Think about how much revenue you lose when you have just an hour of downtime. How often is that downtime because of a technical problem? We would wager it’s more often than not.
That’s why outsourcing your technology management is so beneficial. You get to be a business owner and do what you are good at. We get to be your technology manager and do what we are good at.
The best part of outsourcing your tech is that it usually saves your business money as well. We love in-house tech people (we had those jobs at one point) but it’s really hard to be good at everything in tech, it’s just too broad.
That’s where a managed service provider comes in.
We don’t take sick days, or take vacations, or take maternity leave. If you are operating, we are operating.
We have qualified people for every nuanced part of managing your business technology.
We provide excellent customer support. Seriously, we take our client relationships to the next level.
But you may be wondering, what managed IT services does my small business need? That’s a great question. Let’s dig a little deeper.
You may notice most industries are left out from this list. At Techfive we specialize in providing IT services for small business, specifically manufacturers, healthcare providers, and construction companies so that is the focus of this article. If you want more generalized insights check out our article on remote managed IT services.
The purpose of health IT is to provide better care for your patients and protect that patient data. The right managed service provider should be able to do both.
To effectively scale (and protect) your operations, here is what our experts at Techfive recommend:
This just scratches the surface of what a fully operational IT services for you small business would look like. The scope of that question is too big for this article. Reach out to us if you are interested in getting a complete plan of action put together for your practice.
As I’m sure those of you in the industry are aware, manufacturing companies have very unique IT needs.
In our experience, our clients in the manufacturing industry lean heavily on IT for day-to-day operations.
A good IT provider for your manufacturing company should be able to assist with logistics, production, supply chain, MRP/ERP systems management, help maintain compliance and provide cyber security services.
To operate in complex, multiple location environments, here are the services our manufacturing guys at Techfive recommend:
Insider Insight: With the rise of industry 4.0, keeping up with the rapidly changing manufacturing industry environment is a must. Automation, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based solutions are the future. Getting ahead of the curve could be your competitive advantage.
Want a complete guide on everything you need to know about Manufacturing IT? Check out our full guide here.
Insider Insight: You may have noticed a trend in these recommendations.
Cyber security is recommended for every business vertical. We are no longer in a time where cyber security can be an afterthought.
The cost of cyber-crimes reached $2.7 billion in 2020 alone. Cyber attacks are more common than ever and are constantly trending upwards. It’s time you get ahead of the curve.
Not sure if you are at risk? Read our guide on doing a cyber security assessment of your business to find out.
There is your rundown on what managed IT services we would recommend for your business based on your industry. This is not a comprehensive list but it is a great starting point if you are just getting started or considering changing your provider.
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