Technology needs have changed for businesses over the years and with this change it has become increasingly difficult for business owners to keep up with it all and this is why many are using an IT Consultant to manage their business technology needs.
It’s not only large businesses that can benefit from an IT Consultants experience, skills and strategies either.
Small business and medium size businesses can also benefit enormously from utilising the skills of a business IT consultancy company too.
What we have found often (at Greendata) is many business owners on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane don’t realise all of the possible benefits that can be gained by hiring a professional to take care of their IT systems and processes.
So here are five good reasons why you need to start working with an IT Consultant and more to the point, an IT Consultant like Greendata.
We know the strain on businesses and business owners can be high when you talk to them about technology needs throughout their business.
You need to win back some of those hours in a day and also be able to get some sleep too!
So outsourcing some or all of your IT services makes sense in the long run as it takes the pressure off you trying to keep up with it all.
IT support is a great reason to start using an IT Consultant.
With one phone call you can have problems solved, diverted or even start a new project easily and keep your focus on what you need to do.
You’re great at your job and we’re great at ours too!
Why try to do it yourself when you can work with and alongside someone that has been solving business IT problems like yours for decades?
IT consultants can help you by utilising all the skills they have built up over the years providing IT solutions and tackling complex IT system tasks for other businesses similar to yours.
So whether you choose to engage an It partner for a short or long period of time you can be assured you will be benefiting from decades of experience in the IT industry.
And remember it’s not only computers we are talking about here when mentioning your IT system.
IT means Information Technology, this term can encompass all of the devices across your business from computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, phone systems and more.
An experienced IT consultant is worth their weight in gold when they can get all of your processes across multiple devices working all together in unison.
This leads us nicely into strategy, do you have an IT strategy yet?
The benefits of using an experienced IT consultant are huge and working out an IT strategy, or as we like to call it here at Greendata your “IT Roadmap” is just an extension of this.
You plan everything else in your business, so why not take the time to plan your IT strategy with a professional IT business consultant.
Makes sense doesn’t it?
We work a little differently here at Greendata too, we like to become good friends with our business partners and this is one of the main reasons behind the process creation of your IT roadmap.
Sitting down with you and planning what your needs are now and where you think you will be in the future gives us a fair idea of what tools we need to utilise to get you where you’re going.
Planning for the future today makes sense too, doesn’t it?
When the right systems, processes and automation of tasks are set up for a business and the roadmap is planned well, it can make such a difference to a business’s productivity.
Let the technology work for you, not the other way round.
This leads us nicely into the next reason on why you need an IT consultant, productivity.
Letting the technology work for you and not the other way around can save you hours and hours of work in the long run.
This is the time you could be spending doing what you need to in your business.
This is what an IT Consultant can identify for you, the areas where you can potentially automate or upgrade to save yourself time and in the long run, money too.
If your current IT set up isn’t up to scratch or can’t help you with where you’re heading, an IT consultant can help you run through what you have and what you will need.
When we (Greendata) meet and talk to you about what you want or need, the initial aim is to utilise what you have currently and make it better if we can.
With our experience we find that many businesses aren’t utilising what they have enough and it may only take a few tweaks to fully maximise their technology.
But if your current technology set up won’t cut it, we’ll let you know this too.
You need the right tools for the right job and they have to be capable of evolving with your business too.
IT security for businesses these days is a massive issue and it’s not only if you accidently click a link in an email.
Technology needs have changed and more and more businesses are turning to an IT Consultant to carry out IT Security Audits for their business.
There are so many touch points and potential risk areas for security it makes sense to work with someone or a business IT consultant that knows what they are doing.
A holistic approach to security is needed and it has to take into account the businesses and the individual’s needs.
One size does not fit all when it comes to securing your business data.
Also, if you’re the boss, your security requirements will or could be different to the person you have answering phone calls at the front desk or in the office.
And many people forget about their home computers and laptops.
Are these devices safe?
Do you work from home?
Are the home devices linked to the work devices?
All of these little things need to be considered (and can often be overlooked) when looking at your business IT security.
As above, there has to be a strategy behind your IT security and Greendata as your IT Consultant could easily identify key areas and implement a security strategy for you so your data is safe from hackers.
You have to ask yourself.
Do you want to be sitting in the office on a Saturday morning doing upgrades to your security software?
We think not.
When do I need an IT Consultant?
If you have made it down this far, have read through all of the above five reasons why you need an IT Consultant we would say you have enough reasons to call an IT Consultant now!
But in all seriousness, you need to reach out to an IT Consultant when you feel you need help with your IT set up.
Whether it’s helping with the day to day tasks or planning your IT roadmap for the future, you can benefit from picking the brains of an IT Consultant.
Where too from here?
If you need help from an experienced, competent, invested and caring IT Consultant, Greendata is only a phone call away for you.
Our details are below, we’ll talk to you when you’re ready.