When starting a new enterprise or office operation, one of the toughest challenges is setting up an IT infrastructure that allows for connectivity and collaboration between staff teams. This may actually sound simple, but once a business startup begins the process of setting up the office workspace, it is actually a little bit harder than it looks. If you have a limited background in information technology, networking, cabling and cloud computing, it is a better idea to outsource these computer processes to a full fledged IT support provider that can do these things on a professional level.
Here are some of the IT needs and processes that you can outsource to a third party provider:
IT Support. Support means you will have someone to rely on when it comes to technical stuff such as cabling, routing and networking. Other providers of this service also offer support in the area of handling software for various office uses. This comes in two forms – onsite and offsite support. You can practically have expert IT guys come to your office and fix things up, and you can also have a remote team access your computer system to fix it, or to answer questions you might have.
Project Management. Some large scale IT solutions require a systematic, methodical and integrated mode of implementation. In this regard, choose an outsourcing company that provides project management services will greatly help you achieve your goals. A good outsourcing firm will smoothly guide you through the process of consultation, design, finance, procurement, configuration, testing and support stages of any IT project.
Business Grade Broadband Solutions. You can hire an outsourcing company to provide you with business grade broadband internet for your office. Sure you can get this service from commercialized “retail” providers, but you can’t get the same level of attention and support that you can get from a private IT support firm. Also with a business grade connection from a private broadband provider, speeds are actually pre-checked, in such a way that you only get to pay for the actual speed that you are getting.
Premium Hosting. If you need hosting for your local servers, cloud computing databases as well connectivity and syncing with your other branches, there are services that provide managed co-location packages. The way it actually works is that the third party solutions provider will let you use their remote hosted exchange servers, network monitoring systems, VOIP, and many others, so that you can use them to host your own business process data.
All in all, getting an information technology support team will incur more costs for your business, but it will help you automate certain aspects of your business, providing more efficiency in the workplace.