Reliability: The size of your operation is an important factor in IT efficiency. Whether you’re a small law firm or a large accounting service, your IT infrastructure is critical. If your system breaks down, your employees can’t work. Any downtime caused by faulty technology can be detrimental to your business.
Scalability: Growing companies need more IT support. This can be a costly investment to commit to. New equipment is very expensive, and more infrastructure is always needed when new employees are hired on, which can make the price add up very quickly. Overhauling your equipment with software and hardware upgrades also takes man-hours and inhibits the operational workflow.
Mobility & Multiple Locations: Growing businesses often have a handful of offices spread out across different areas while many companies make the mistake of storing infrastructure in one location. This forces other offices to connect through an antiquated VPN or MPLS network. This is an inefficient way to operate your company’s network. Furthermore, working from home or your phone should be as easy as one click—and right now, it’s probably not.
Security: IT threats can be extremely scary. It’s critical to have tight security protocols in place, especially when you’re managing sensitive client information. Stolen equipment is a major liability on a company. No matter how many passwords a device has, data is usually stored on that hard disk. This can be a major crisis to deal with if a device is lost or stolen.