A mature technology partner and an internal IT Coordinator deliver higher productivity at a lower cost than a fully staffed IT department. Remember the librarian coming to your classroom with the TV cart? It wasn't that the teacher could not setup and plug in the TV. It was just easier to schedule and have the librarian bring it.
Are you hiring for technology roles of the past? Below are three roles that your business needs to evaluate and consider outsourcing based on today's technology landscape. This is not an easy process, as there are PEOPLE in these roles that typically have reached the end of their careers or cannot obtain a similarly compensated role elsewhere.
How do you know when it is time to change IT providers? Do you wait until some unforeseen disaster? Until you find out all their best techs have left? Until your competitors are moving past you due to higher levels of tech enabled productivity?
Changing IT providers is right up there with finding a new accounting or legal group to work with.
The bad guys are real, especially on the Internet. In fact, the bad guys of the Internet are worse than those in real life. At least you can SEE the ones in real life and defend yourself or flee. The baddies of the Internet come into your house, sit on all the furniture, make a mess, and steal your stuff….all while you are in the kitchen hanging out unaware!
No amount of security will stop them from attempting to break in and nothing is foolproof.
No matter how good your technology plan was going into 2020, it is time to recalibrate it. The business environment has permanently changed and will not be going back to "how it was" with or without COVID-19. Thousands of workers shifted to #wfh for the first time, and guess what? They were MORE productive than they have ever been.