Chances are, you’ve either had some technical issues arise in your business lately, or, your new growth is bringing with it new technology concerns.
Either way, it’s time to seriously evaluate your options.
- A. Hire an in-house IT Guy to handle your growing needs
- B. Hire a Strategic IT Consulting company, to take over
You might not be surprised by the outcome of this article, it does lean more towards option B, but as you’ll see, that’s because, for most businesses, it is the best option.
Let’s evaluate option A first, hiring an in-house IT Guy
The first consideration is, can you afford to hire full time IT staff?
When hiring a full time IT employee, you’re committing to an annual salary of $30,000 to $65,000 per employee depending on their level of experience.
Then consider all the additional cost and headache, payroll taxes, benefits, new equipment, sick days, holidays, etc…
Now, if you can only afford to hire one IT staff member, how knowledgeable and skillful are they? How many different expertise and qualifications do they have?
Most good IT technicians have a basic understanding of most problems and how to solve them, however, the real concern is how equipped are they at handling those major issues that pop up occasional, but demand immediate solutions?
Another important consideration, are they equipped to assess and analyze your business goals and implement the best technology solutions that will support your business growth?
Option B, hire a Strategic IT Consulting company
When you outsource your IT needs to a consulting company like Sunstate Tech, you’ll notice that each of the considerations listed in the previous section are taken care of.
1. The investment
Instead of hiring one IT staff member at an annual salary of $30,000, plus the headache, you can have an entire team of specialized IT techs and consultants at your disposal for less in most cases.
Additionally, when you signup for our Hardware as a Service solution, not only will you have the IT support staff, but we’ll also install brand new hardware.
2. Qualified Experts
With a good IT consulting company like Sunstate Tech, you have a team of 8+ technicians that have the basic understanding, but more importantly have unique specialties and qualifications to handle any issue that might arise.
3. Providing Solutions from a Business Perspective
You need solutions that are inline with your business goals and objectives. And making sure you get the right computers, networks, servers, security, and software is part of the IT consultants job.
You’ll want to find a team of consultants who have lots of experience helping businesses get the IT infrastructure and support they need allowing you to be free to focus on growing their businesses.
At Sunstate Tech, our consultants have 40 years of experience between them, and the results to back it up.
What is peace of mind worth?
You may be thinking, “I can still get peace of mind from hiring an in-house IT guy”, but can you? How do you know you’ve hired the right “guy”? How can you be sure their resume is an accurate representation of their skills? How long will it take for them to get things up-to-date, implemented, and secured working on their own?
When you use an outsourced IT company, you get 24/7 monitoring and support, onsite and offsite. The best hardware and software. Up-to-date security and compliance. The best firewalls, antivirus, and proactive security measures.
Think of your newly outsourced provider as a new business partner. Make sure they’re willing to operate as an extension of your business, providing the solutions you need at a price that fits within your budget.
Your Next Steps:
Call Sunstate Tech to schedule a consultation. 928.368.2024
Give us the chance to show you how we can save you money and provide the best IT support available for your business.