Save Your Business from Drowning in Complex Technology
Are your IT team members struggling to find their way through a quagmire of complexity? See how you can refine their projects and help retain focus on the future.
Dozens of data sources, integrations with multiple systems and levels of redundancy throughout the organization — are your teams struggling with IT overload? If your business teams are hopping back and forth between systems while your IT professionals run themselves ragged with support requests, your company might be suffering from a well-known symptom of the modern business world: excessively complex technology. While this lack of focus can be extremely damaging to your long-term business prospects, there are ways that you can reduce the feelings of being overwhelmed and get back to business.
Are You Adding Competitive and Unique Value?
One key litmus test for whether you should outsource a particular task or keep it in-house is to determine whether or not your team members are adding unique value to the task. If not — this is likely a great task to consider outsourcing. Oddly enough, what you may consider extremely detailed and complex tasks are often fair options for outsourcing, such as:
- Software and hardware updates
- Anti-malware and antivirus monitoring
- Microsoft Office 365 and other software licensing and management
- Project management for complex solutions
- Compliance and data privacy reporting
Cybersecurity is another area where many businesses decide to pull in external help, simply because it’s nearly impossible for a single individual to maintain a thorough knowledge of the threat landscape — and still have the time to implement any recommended fixes to keep your business safe.
Making the Complex . . . Enjoyable
Your business users simply want to know that when they turn on their computers, they will have an expected result. They need to be able to work when, where and how they need to — without clearing remote work with IT staff first or running through multiple hurdles to get online. When your employees are able to confidently walk into any situation with the tools and information that they need to be successful, you will see your business take off dramatically. Not only does this help your employees be more productive, but it can also boost morale as it breeds the perception that senior leadership truly cares about the well-being of their staff. This more manageable level of complexity doesn’t have to be expensive or raise a lot of unknowns, either.
Creating and maintaining a cohesive network and communications infrastructure for your company shouldn’t be the only task assigned to your internal IT team. When you refine their focus and offload some of the day-to-day tasks to external partners, your internal technology professionals are able to truly innovate — while still ensuring that your business teams have the tools they need to be successful. Contact the experts at LI TECH Advisors today at 631-203-6403 or fill out our quick online form for more information about how we help companies of all sizes overcome their technology overload.