When I was a teenager, I collected broken electronics and repaired them in my free time. I greatly enjoyed making broken electronics work again. However, as I performed research on how to fix new broken electronics I found, I became fascinated at how quickly technology was changing. While I still fix up broken electronics here and there in my free time, I enjoy learning about the latest technological advancements even more. It seems like there is always a new "gadget" on the market that helps solve a problem that many people have. I recently decided to create a blog to share my technology knowledge, tips, and research on, so come back often if you enjoy technology as much as I do!
Is your company connecting more and more computers or other devices that are all connected to a network or some other kind of IT-based structure? If so, you might be considering hiring an IT professional or service to assist you with your growing company. But before you hire a new full-time employee or partner up with an IT firm that connects to your company remotely from across the country, there's another option you might want to consider. Here's why it might be beneficial to form a relationship with a local IT professional who can provide on-site IT consulting.
Bring Someone to Your Work Site When Needed Instead of Paying Someone to Sit Around Waiting for a Problem
There's nothing wrong with creating an IT position on your staff. But if your company doesn't have frequent IT issues, consider that you might end up paying a salary as well as benefits to someone who might not be super active within your workplace all the time. In an ideal world, you'd want to use your IT professional as little as possible because that means things are running smoothly. By hiring an outside contractor or third-party services firm, you can still bring someone on-site to help you troubleshoot as needed, but you'll only have to pay for the time they actually spend on the problem.
An On-Site IT Professional Can Get Things Set Up or Fixed More Quickly Than Someone Working Remotely
Within the IT space, it's possible today to hire an outside professional who can connect to your company's network remotely and troubleshoot your issues from anywhere on the map. But there is still some benefit today to having your IT professional on-site. Seeing exactly how things are hooked up in person or being able to interview your employees about what happened in person could allow the IT pro to figure out the source of the problem and get it fixed more quickly. On-site help could get your network or computers back up and running, maximizing your uptime and work productivity.
An On-Site Consultant Can More Easily Help You Plot Your Path Forward
Another reason to form a long-term relationship with an on-site IT expert is that they can help you plan out how you are going to grow your network infrastructure as your company expands. A remote IT expert can do this to some degree as well, of course, but being on-site will allow your chosen pro to see exactly how much space you have to work with and they might be able to make suggestions on additional best practices you can implement to make your growth as smooth as possible.
Contact a local on-site IT consultant to learn more about your service options.Share
2 July 2021