You really don’t want to be managing your own IT infrastructure. It’s a massive drain on your time. Time that’s better spent on things that interest you, on things that help your business.
But getting a company in to look after that stuff for you can be a bit nerve-wracking in itself. How can you be sure that they’re any good?
The single most important thing is “can you talk to them?” It doesn’t matter how technically proficient they are, if you don’t understand what they’re saying, you won’t get very far.
But once you’ve established basic lines of communication, what else do you need to know?
Here are a few things that you need to know the answers to; in six badly drawn sketches.
You know how it is.
Email. Software installations. Licences. Printers. Bloody printers. Always on the blink.
Trying to manage IT infrastructure is a massive drain.
On your time. On your sanity.
What if you could just focus on bringing value to your business?
Not wasting time sorting out trivia.
Luckily, things are getting better.
Software licences are much simpler than they used to be. Especially with the rise of cloud-based hosted software, where all access is governed by usernames and passwords.
And the fact that so much software is browser-based, or installed through an app store helps too.
But it can’t solve everything.
Look into Remote Desktop systems (both Microsoft and Apple have them) so you don’t need to hop around from desk to desk when setting things up.
And outsource it.
That way you never have to deal with another bloody malfunctioning printer again. Surely that’s worth the money!
I’ll write up exactly how to choose the right provider very soon.
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