When a person reaches out to you for your business acumen, you help them because you know more than they do. Why else would they ask? The best thing you can do for your business is to use technology effectively. The only way you’ll know you are doing that is if you see the increased productivity, efficiency, and profitability often cited as reasons to invest in technology. In part three of our series about managed IT services value, we will take a look at the role of consulting, and how it brings big benefits in many different aspects of your business.
In order to get value from any consulting service, you have to believe that the person (or company) you are consulting with knows the material better than you do, and has an incentive to provide you with the information you seek.
At Marin Technologies, our consultants work with technology every day, and since a managed IT service provider can only be as successful as its clients, the incentive to help our partners excel is clear.
Consultations can provide several different benefits for your business. It can improve the technology your company works with, it can help decision makers audit a business’ past and current technology strategy and help it plan for the future. Let’s take a look at three consultation methods we offer.
When most business decision makers need IT consulting, they are looking to ascertain what their costs for new technology will be. They come to us and want help planning their technology expenses. Typically, this conversation happens when they’ve had the technology their company is using for some time, or if they’ve started to see growth and want to scale their technology at a cost that is acceptable.
Acting as a Virtual CIO puts us front-and-center on your business’ technology strategy. The service features technicians who will assess your current IT, find hardware and services that will fit your needs and budget, and work with your decision makers to put together the most comprehensive IT strategy to help your company grow, without burdening them with out-of-scope technology projects.
One thing that technology provides most businesses is a significant increase in efficiency. When trying to find time to save, inside your business’ processes, your decision makers may not have the perspective to implement plans that work effectively. An outsourced IT provider, on the other hand, prioritizes good business, and the optimization of business resources.
By having a partner on your side that will help you find the right tools and the most efficient processes, your business will produce more with less wasteful cost than it would without end-to-end oversight of your business’ technology. That will inevitably result in better production and revenue growth.
One place a lot of SMBs waste time and money is in dealing with their vendors. Vendors often want more from your business than it can give. With a comprehensive IT services agreement, your company will receive vendor management. This service will insulate your people from these vendors, providing you one contact for all of your company’s IT procurement and support.
Managed IT service presents companies with options to manage, procure, and support all of their technology. In fact, when you’re in need of an IT solution for a business problem, you can trust Marin Technologies to be your advocate when dealing with vendors. As a result, you get the technology and support your business needs, without paying more than you need to.
Contact us today at (208) 329-6792 if you would like more information about how our consulting services can be right for your organization, and check back for part four on Friday.