As anybody working in IT will tell you…
The most common question we get isn’t, “Why is my computer running so slowly?” or “Why is my Internet not working?”
The #1 question we are asked is, “What do you charge for your services?”
With so many IT companies clamoring for your attention, it makes sense that you’d want to look for the most inexpensive, cost-efficient option, right?
The problem is that this question doesn’t get to the heart of the issue. Sure, any IT company can offer rock-bottom process, but as with anything else, those savings are going to come with fewer, lower-quality IT services. Also, many cheaper services say they are inexpensive, but they typically have slow response times and end up nickel-and-diming you over everything. Instead of asking about price right of the bat, the better question is, “How can you help my business for the money?”
With cheapo IT companies, the answer is not much. Maybe they’ll be there when the server breaks down or if Microsoft Word is acting weird on your computer. But you can bet they won’t help you implement IT systems that will prevent real, catastrophic issues from arising – the kinds of things that determine the success or failure of a company at the most basic level.
Today, business and technology go hand-in-hand. It’s an inescapable fact that good tech forms the pillars upon which successful companies stand. Many business owners still insist on cutting corners with IT, hiring cheap and inexpensive “professionals” to protect and support the most fundamental aspects of their operation.
Of course, it’s hard to fault them for doing so. Without a firm grasp of business IT needs, it’s all too easy for a subpar, would-be IT partner to convince an owner they meet the company’s requirements. That’s why the question, “How can you help my business for the money?” is so important. IT support coverage needs to be comprehensive, addressing every potential sink-or-swim crisis before it actually happens. The integrity of your network infrastructure should support your business, rather than force you to run around putting out fires.
From hordes of hackers waiting in the wings for your staff to slip up, to hardware failure, to natural disasters like Hurricane Michael, rogue employees, and a million other IT threats, it’s important to ensure the stability of your network before a problem comes knocking. Cheap Band-Aid solutions will work great until the day their real cost hits your operations! I think you will agree, it’s better to invest in a team of real IT experts, and avoid crisis altogether.
Schedule a consultation today, and not only will we answer the question “How can we help your business for the money?”, we’ll show you with a real, tangible report, outlining all the vulnerabilities identified in our initial check.
Call today to get started with a team of real IT professionals at Garner IT Consulting: (850) 250.3210