Let’s face it, at some point your company is going to need to contact IT. These days, its pretty darn near impossible to operate a business without the need for IT support. The question, though, is do you hire a full time IT department for these situations, or do you use IT consultants to handle these situations? While there are definite positives from both options, unless you are running a large corporate entity, your best bet will most likely be to use an IT consultant. Why’s that? Put simply, it will save you money while increasing productivity.
So first off, how does using an IT consultant save you money? It lets you control your costs, that’s how! When you have a full time IT department, you obviously have to pay each employee to be there, no matter how much work you actually have for them to do. Using the services of an IT consultant ensures that you are only paying for IT services when you need them, which will cost you a fraction of what having to pay a contractual or hourly employee would.
So what about productivity, how does an IT consultant help your company in this area? Having an IT consultant you trust means that you always have access to a way to streamline your business without overtaxing your employees or your finances. They can access your network or backed up data on demand and provide disaster prevention so you are prepared for any eventuality. They will also help increase your knowledge, as a regular staff member may not be willing to offer up knowledge freely due to issues such as poor speaking skills, perceived power issues, hierarchical constraints etc. An objective IT consultant will give you all the information that they can in order to help your business. For all your IT needs, make sure you contact us at IT Pilots right away, and see how we can help your business!