Does Your Business Need Help with IT Problems and Solutions?

24 October 2016

Information technology is the glue that binds a business together, the driving force that propels it from stand still to 100 miles an hour (along with other things, like marketing).

But, as much as we love technology, there are all kinds of opportunities for it to go wrong. And when it does, it can cause frustration and several problems. At one time, businesses were not so reliant on technology but there is no getting away from the fact that more or less every business needs IT to function.

Many businesses go-it-alone when it comes to IT, its maintenance and development. If you have a relatively in-depth understanding and knowledge of IT, then this may be too much of a problem. However, there comes a time when you need specialist knowledge and input to not only maintain your current system, but develop it.

Why opt for specialist IT support?

  • Stay current – IT develops at a fast pace, so much so that just as you have invested in new hardware and software, something changes or is updated and your version or piece or it is left behind. For some businesses, it is more cost-effective to lease some hardware and with software, investing in cloud services for which you pay monthly can be a great way of staying current.

However, unless you have the time to research all the options, you may end up with the wrong piece of kit or software. Trusting in the expertise of a specialist IT company removes the stress and pot-luck approach.

  • Expandable IT systems – think back to when your business first invested in IT – what equipment did you have? And now take a look around the office – how much has your IT provision changed?

As your employee base grows, so too with the PCs, laptops and tablets you have for your staff. But it is not just the hardware that changes.

The internal IT systems change all the time too, constantly expanding and being asked to do more and more every minute of the day. The internet is a content rich place, with graphics and Gifs taking memory space, graphics and sound cards to operate.

The use of instantaneous messaging through social media too, also place your IT system under pressure.

Any IT system needs to have the capacity to not only deal quickly with demands made on it every minute, but have the capacity to expand in the future too. A system that is struggling to cope will falter and process commands much more slowly.

  • Stay responsive – IT for any business is about staying responsive in real time. If you IT systems and hardware are failing to do this, the time has come to consult with a specialist IT company.

Please contact Clyde Solutions to discuss your requirements.

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