Most small businesses grow their IT in an ad hoc fashion. PCs are added as new hires arrive. Workers bring their own devices for mobility. The random addition of networking and print services keep the business ticking over with little understanding of real growth or future needs.
When a growing company gets fed up muddling along, frustrated by impromptu growth spurts and multiple lines of support and various warranties, it is time to seek professional help. An IT system upgrade or new implementation can help a business simplify its computer costs, streamline IT support services for desktop or notebook machines, and even mobile devices. Overall, it can bring order to the chaos of various systems from random vendors.
All of these systems can be provided and installed after consultation to discover the needs and plans of the business to provide the best tools for the job, and to minimise costs.
Streamlined IT can reduce costs and boost productivity
Software licenses can also be harmonised, bringing operating systems and application software into line, reducing incompatibility. Businesses can also choose to move to a single platform like Office 365 which can help improve productivity and help mobilise the workers. The company can also look at bringing its data to the cloud to reduce the need for local infrastructure and help prepare it for disaster recovery and business continuity services.
A unified and well-run IT system is also easier to keep secure, protected from viruses and malware that can bring down any business, as demonstrated by the many recent headlines about ransomware and other crimes. Also, when things do go wrong, IT support as part of a contract or available on a pay-as-you-go basis is available to help keep systems up and running, through the occasional hardware or software issue that can affect any business.
The creation of a proper business network can reduce downtime, improve connectivity and help boost productivity. All of this can be provided with a minimum of interruption to the company’s daily routine. Whatever your office’s current state of IT, get in touch for a consultation and to see how Cara can help bring your IT up to speed and help reduce costs. We can provide a wide range of IT services and support to help any business grow. Especially for those without dedicated IT in-house, or companies that are growing fast and struggling to keep up with adding new technology.
We offer a range of popular, leading branded hardware, along with software services that will help bring order to your office and help boost worker productivity. With every company relying on technology more and more, can you afford to keep your business running in an unstructured, ad hoc manner?