So...how many times have you used THAT phrase? I myself am guilty of using it once or twice...or several times. But, in the world of I.T. "doing it yourself", while seemingly sounding like a good idea financially, may be costing you money in the long run.
How much time do you, (or perhaps one of your staff who has some computer knowledge), spend each month on dealing with the technical issues of your company's I.T. system? Do you know which updates you should be installing? Are you up on the latest security procedures to keep your information and that of your clients safe? Have you trained your staff in practices to keep your company from being vulnerable to hackers? Do you have measures in place to protect your company in the event of a disaster?
If you or your staff is spending ANY time on the technical aspects of your business, then too much time is being spent on it. You and your company are there to serve your clients and make money, not take valuable time away from your business by focusing on your technology. And, if you answered "no" to any of the other above presented questions, then you are putting your business at risk.
Many companies look at their bottom line in very "black and white" detail. They look at business outsourcing aspects such as Marketing Consultants or I.T. Support as a luxury, not a necessity.
But, imagine if you didn't have professional legal support, or a CPA or professional tax consultants for your business. Imagine the precious time these matters would require you to spend, let alone the grave mistakes you would make because this is not your specialty! So it goes for I.T. Support. Technology is now as much a part of business support as lawyers and CPA's are. I.T. Support has now become a necessity.
And just as ordering A la Carte from a menu is more expensive than ordering an entree', the same goes for technology. If you "piecemeal" your technology here and there, it will be far more expensive than hiring an I.T. Consultant and securing them as part of your staff. But, having a dependable I.T. Service to hail when technology goes awry is always better than tackling the issue yourself.
We at Alcala Consulting, know we are the best in the business. Take advantage of our free consultations and find out for yourself just what makes that statement so true! As we always say..."Outsourcing your I.T. support to Alcala allows you to focus on growing your business. After all, managing information technology does not add to your bottom line. Alcala manages the I.T. infrastructure of businesses with 10 to 500 computers. Our support plan makes it easy for you to have your own I.T. department."
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