If we asked you to imagine a world where your IT never suffered from technical issues related to your business’ technology, would it feel too good to be true? Unfortunately, it’s impossible for your organization to prevent every problem related to your IT. What is possible is for your business to encounter higher productivity and less downtime with the help of a dedicated help desk solution. Your business could use a help desk. Pairing with a managed service provider like Symmetric IT Group, we can be there for you 24/7 quickly when IT problems come up.
Businesses that have an in-house IT department that can act as a help desk have a little less to worry about; employees of these organizations know who to reach out to for their technology troubles. It’s businesses that don’t have access to IT resources that struggle with managing the day-to-day troubles of small business employees. Not everyone can afford to pay the salaries of multiple help desk technicians, leading some small businesses to tell their employees to deal with their issues themselves. This is a highly dangerous practice, and one that can lead to tasks being completed incorrectly. Your employees already have enough on their hands, investing in a help desk can actually save you time and money in the long run.
Think about what could go wrong if one of your employees handles patching an operating system or mission-critical software solution, affecting their ability to get their work done. Even worse is the fact that some mistakes can potentially be so devastating that entire workdays can be wasted trying to resolve a problem that shouldn’t even be a problem in the first place. You don’t want to have to do disaster recovery because the right steps weren’t put in place from the start. Compare this situation to what would happen if the employee had a dedicated IT professional to turn to for any questions or concerns regarding their technology and you’ll notice a stark contrast.
When you outsource your help desk solution, you gain all of the benefits of having an in-house help desk without actually having them on site. We live in a day and age where technology support can be provided remotely without the need for an on-site visit. Furthermore, if you provide your employees with a single point of contact for all of their technology needs, suddenly all of the excuses for not getting any work done due to technology troubles disappear, meaning you can rest assured that IT issues are addressed properly with minimal downtime associated with them. Increase your productivity and security with a help desk.
Symmetric IT Group can help you implement the ideal help desk solution–one that works for your business and actively seeks to prevent small addressable issues from becoming major time sinks or costly problems. To learn more, please check out our co-managed IT and managed IT services page, and reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.