As a business, it’s almost certainly the case that a computer (or more than one) is absolutely vital in the day to day running. Without a computer, many businesses simply couldn’t operate and, even more so, without the internet. From retail stores using computers and the internet for EPoS and till systems through to eCommerce stores having their entire business run through the web, it’s a common fact that IT supports almost every business. That said, problems do occur with our IT systems and when they do, it can be disastrous, costing businesses a small fortune and putting severe delays on client purchases and services.
As such, as a business owner, it’s absolutely vital that you employ the services of a specialist IT support team who are able to resolve any issues as and when they arise. In many instances, having a specialist available can significantly reduce downtime which, in itself, can help to lessen the effect and reduce further costs incurred.
We spoke to Tekserv who offer IT support in Aberdeen, who outlined to us, “downtime can be costly for many businesses, especially with large networks and the fees associated with employing an IT support team are absolutely nothing in comparison. The costs associated with downtime can run into tens of thousands for larger businesses, whilst having the on-call services of an IT team will amount to nowhere near that. Every business will have IT problems from time to time and it really does pay to leave these to the professionals, letting you get on with your own job.”
Even if you employ an IT support team solely for those times when networks are down and the issues need to be resolved ASAP; see it as you would insurance. It’s something you simply need to fork out for but in your hour of need, doing so will have saved you a small fortune! Be sure, however, to know your system and know your basic needs and requirements when first looking to employ a specialist so you can be sure to find the team most suited to you business.