If you’re a business owner, I encourage you to ask yourself the same question about your own line of services.Why would any business hire your company to do something they could possibly figure out on their own? How hard can it be? Whether you're a plumber, roofer, lawyer, or hairstylist, there’s probably a YouTube channel that could help people figure out most of the same things, right?
You’re probably laughing out loud right now at the thought! As business owners, we all know very well how difficult our jobs really are and how horribly things can go wrong when people try to “do it themselves” rather than calling in trained professionals.
Is Hiring a Professional “Worth It?”
Are you ever asked, “Isn’t it a lot more expensive to hire you than to do it myself?” No matter what your business is, the answer likely depends on two questions.
- Is your time worth something to you? Experts have the tools and know how to get the job done professionally—far more quickly than it would take for you to learn the basics.
- Do you really know how to do it right, or are you just hoping you’re getting most of it done passably? Professionals know how to make sure your service is complete, correct, and customized to your situation.
When it comes to IT, nothing is more mysterious or frustrating to many business owners. Since nowadays everyone knows how to use a computer, the perception is that if it starts up and you see icons on the desktop then it’s working like it should. But do you take the same approach with regard to your company vehicles—as long as the tires have air in them and the vehicle moves, everything else must be okay? It’s very unlikely that this is the case (and if so, you’ve likely suffered serious breakdowns that have cost you exorbitant repair costs). Think of your IT in the same way, except everyone who uses computers is riding in the same proverbial vehicle since a company’s IT solutions are so interconnected and interdependent. Problems with your hardware, connections, storage solutions, or software can bring your entire company to a standstill.
IT Doesn’t Have to Be a Struggle
The reality is that IT done correctly should result in no downtime and no frustrations. Many business owners just assume that technology is inherently frustrating—that this is the essential nature of IT. “Things just never work right.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You hire a professional IT company for the same reason you get your car maintained by automotive professionals. Keeping an organization’s technology running efficiently involves planning, monitoring, proactive execution of best practices, and the ability to react when necessary. Hiring skilled, experienced IT professionals to properly manage your network and technology costs less than doing it yourself. This will keep your IT system in its finest working order, upgrading as necessary to ensure optimal performance, so that your IT can do its job: helping your company run at its best. Professional IT management also helps you prevent problems before they start, which saves you costly repairs; as the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Plus, your employees aren’t paid to be pseudo IT people, and you most certainly don’t earn money when they are triaging malfunctioning IT or trying to fix problems rather than focusing on their actual jobs.
The best IT service is the kind you never have to think about.
In 2017, great IT isn’t about fixing things when they’re broken—it’s about maximizing uptime and ensuring business continuity for every SMB. No one can afford breakdowns in today’s fast-moving business climate. Dymin’s managed IT services plans ensure that your computers and network infrastructure are maintained at the highest standards, helping to prevent problems entirely and effectively finding and fixing most other issues before they disrupt your business. We will customize a plan to fit your organization’s IT needs, with the service options and price point that is perfect for you.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help ensure you never worry about your business IT again.