IT support is like Superman, isn’t it? Mooching around, doing its own thing, until it is needed. Then it swoops in, saves the day, and swoops off again.
What if there was a better way? What if your IT support worked with you to build a network that doesn’t need to be saved every 5 minutes?
With 2018 here, what better time to ask the question: Why should I be Proactive with my IT?
Your IT network is a lot like your car. Every 60,000 miles you replace you cam belt. If you don’t, when it breaks, it take a huge number of other parts with it.
If your server fails. Not only do you have to replace it, but you have workers unable to do their jobs. Time and money out the window.
Your IT support provider can keep you up to up to date on when you should be replacing equipment. The earlier you know about a components expected failure you can take steps to stop this happening: just like your cam belt.
You know your cam belt has 60,000 miles in it so around 55,000 you can start getting quotes price everything up, take control.
Financial control is key. You know when you will be replacing parts, in your network, so you can prepare for it. You can budget effectively.
Not only is financial preparedness a benefit, of being proactive with you IT, but it is often cheaper. When downtime occurs, you have less beneficial position in the negotiation. You pay what is asked because you need it.
Plan ahead, you might even get free shipping if you ask nicely.
Sometimes things can’t be repaired, they have to be replaced. If that thing is a 15 year old PC in the corner, that’s probably a good thing. As part of a long term IT strategy, you are made aware of weak points and bottlenecks in the system. This can all increase productivity.
If you can get a new PC that boots up 30 seconds quicker, that’s an extra 2 hours productivity across the year for your employee.
It’s January 2018, why not make your New Year’s resolution: To get ahead of your IT.
You never know what you’re saving.