We've all heard of productivity killers. They’re the things that take us away from what we should really be focused on. Everyone on your staff is there for a specific reason and so the concept of opportunity cost is what you’ve potentially mis
There are 4 main types of IT Service Providers that support small and medium sized businesses in South Florida. When looking for a new company to help you with your IT it’s helpful to know what types of providers are out there and how they’re organized.
Many South Florida business owners believe that working with an outsourced IT vendor seems expensive and complicated, so instead of hiring an IT guy they try to tackle the responsibilities themselves.
Have you ever called into a service provider and been told that your hold time is going to be about 30 minutes?
Have you ever sent an email to a service provider that somehow disappeared into the ether?
Have you ever been given a specific service time window only to find that the guy shows up late or doesn’t show up at all?
Your South Florida business is growing at an alarming rate, and you’ve climbed many high hurdles to get there. So, what’s next? What decisions will you need to make in Q1 2018 in order to maintain the growth of your business? It’s become apparent you’re going to require help from additional resources, one of those being an IT Provider. But, what kind of IT Provider is your organization looking for?
An IT Audit is performed by a third party and is an in-depth analysis of a company’s technical environment, including its existing computer applications, hardware infrastructure, IT plan and IT related personnel. The Audit results in a detailed written report and guide that recommend strategic business initiatives pertaining to rightsizing internal and external practices and systems. In a nutshell, the audit will help to uncover areas of concern and will offer solutions to fix these issues.
If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say they had an IT "guy".... and these words were coming straight from the mouths of business owners and top level executives.
You have to remember, some companies, though small in size, can still earn millions of dollars annually. And because they’re smaller businesses they think they can't afford the help of an entire department to run their network.
I was in college, living paycheck to paycheck, eating Ramen Noodles and buying all non-brand name products. So outsourcing any type of service wasn't really an option for me. It wasn’t a choice, it was reality and it was the way it had to be. I was living on a budget so that one day I could enjoy the finer things in life. My beautiful college girlfriend (who by the way is now my beautiful wife) nagged and nagged about the color of our walls until one day I decided I’d just paint them myself. I couldn’t afford to outsource the paint job. How hard could it be? I went to the local paint store, bought the cheapest brand of paint I could find, came home threw on some coveralls and began to paint. Close to 2 weeks later, I was done. I stood in front of those walls and I knew deep down I’d done a crap job! I knew that it would have looked a thousand times better if I had outsourced the job to the professionals. But the cost was right and that was that.