It’s the digital age. Every successful business has computers, servers, access to the Internet, and other electronic devices. But doing your own IT consulting and purchasing everything that looks useful without professional advice is never a good idea. This can lead to backtracking and decreased productivity.
The best advice our team at Preferred Technology Solutions has is to know all your options. Improper IT planning can cause endless amounts of harm for any business, no matter how big or small.
So, before you purchase the latest and greatest technology, make calling an IT Consultant step one in your process.
IT Consultants: Your Second Set of Eyes
Ever started a new project and wondered if there was a better way to do it? For the sake of time, you might carry on, only to realize you have wasted more time and money than you originally intended. While this is frustrating for personally enriching projects, such as building a new shed or alphabetizing your book collection, it most likely won’t lead to huge monetary losses.
IT is a different story, because what you put in place today will directly affect tomorrow. Think of IT solutions as always having a snowball effect, either good systems will be put in place and a company’s productivity will increase, or bad practices will slow everything.
As a basic example, perhaps your company is looking to protect against data loss by shifting everything to the Cloud. It’s as easy as paying for storage with any big-name company, transferring all your files, and going back to work, right? But when the end of the week rolls around and your graphics department is behind on work for the first time in your company’s history, you might begin to wonder what went wrong. Before jumping to conclusions, stop by their department and watch how long it takes to access large video and image files over the internet.
IT Consultants help like knowledgeable friends with a second set of eyes. They have the skills to get the job done and see the problem from a different point of view. By looking at things differently, you can avoid unexpected expenses and even have your personal expectations exceeded.
IT Consulting Always Considers Value
Time and money are both valuable to any company. The best IT consultants aren’t out to make you sacrifice more of one than the other. Think of them as someone who has already done all the experimenting for you. With over 22 years in IT consulting, our team at Preferred Technology Solutions can help.