Technical support in today’s world is radically different than it was even a decade ago. Employing a CIO and staffing an internal IT department is much more complicated and expensive than it was in the past. But partnering with an organization that can provide the IT support you need and the expertise you must have to navigate today’s security and infrastructure issues is a solid way to ensure excellent cybersecurity and technical management that was impossible only a few years ago.
The Virtual Chief Information Officer: A Solution for Organizations of Every Size
Even independent entrepreneurs typically have an online presence, and their technical needs go beyond simple website maintenance. The range and complexity of IT issues can tax even large corporations with the need for extensive capital reserves; their impact on smaller organizations (even mid-sized or relatively large ones), however, can be devastating.
Partnering with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) can give you access to a dependable IT department and the expertise of a CIO without the exorbitant costs. And a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) can do more than save you money; soft benefits include your peace of mind and the ability to focus attention on business growth and development. As well, you will no longer need to provide immediate and constant supervision over equipment and processes, nor will you have to constantly address issues that may arise during off hours.
Partnering with External Experts Is Nothing New
Partnering with a Managed Services Provider is more cost-effective in many cases than employing an internal IT department and CIO. It’s no different than an organization contracting for human resources and legal counsel rather than having their own HR and legal departments. Companies of all sizes can put their financial resources to better use and partner with experts to provide specific services that are scalable and customizable to each organization’s unique needs.
Combat Threats with a VCIO at Your Side
Having a partner who can help you navigate the complexities of today’s IT world has become one of necessity rather than luxury, particularly as cybersecurity has become such a difficult and expensive business requirement. Spamming, phishing, hacking, ransomware, and data breaches of all kinds have rapidly and exponentially increased over the last few years, and combatting such constant and sophisticated threats has become an unavoidable imperative. Companies that specialize in protection against these types of attacks are becoming indispensable to standard business performance, while the expertise and ability to provide solid defenses is far less prevalent than the threats.
As technology fundamentally changes how we do business, serve customers, and address security threats, organizations must reevaluate whether their current IT strategy is meeting their needs. The ITeam is committed to helping Calgary- and Alberta-based businesses develop proactive, cost-effective IT strategies that minimize risk and maximize efficiency. Contact us to learn more.