Businesses with In-House IT Departments Can Benefit from an Outside IT Consultant

Posted: July 20, 2021

As a business reaches a certain size, IT is usually crucially important to its continued processes. So important, that most businesses start to hire full-time IT staff to keep everything operating smoothly. There may come times when your in-house IT staff don’t have the experience or skill set to handle certain IT tasks, and that’s when it’s time to look for an IT consultant.

Let’s go over some of the benefits that you would see by working with us as your IT consultant.

What is IT Consulting?

Well, let’s first consider what a consultant of any kind does: rather than just providing you with a good or service, a consultant works with you to ensure that you get the most value for your effort as possible. Therefore, we can extrapolate that an IT consultant doesn’t just implement IT services and solutions. Instead, we work with your business to ensure that your technologies are designed to meet your business goals.

This is a large part of what we do for our clients when we offer our Co-managed IT services. Many of our own clients are larger organizations, many of which have an internal IT department in place. On the surface, this may make it seem that our services would be unnecessary for many of them… but, by consulting with us, these businesses can see and enjoy the impacts of processes that their internal teams may not be able to support independently.

On top of this, we’ll also help you to weigh out your options where your IT is concerned. Can slower devices be improved via an upgrade or an update, or do they need to be replaced entirely? Are there any aspects of your cybersecurity that need to be reconsidered to ensure that your business remains protected? Is there any potential value to be had from cloud-based solutions? How well managed is your backup solution, and is it a true backup that meets the assorted best practices we recommend? How resilient is your entire business infrastructure and tech environment against threats?

Working with us as your IT consultant will get you the answer to these questions and more, allowing your organization to accomplish more with the tools it has.

Most of the time, we end up doing the complex tasks that would bog down your IT department. Sometimes we joke about it, saying we’ll “roll back our sleeves and do the work that your internal team doesn’t want to bother with.” It’s not meant to replace them, but it is true. Any in-house tech usually doesn’t have to face a lot of server migrations or complex installations in their regular 9-5.

What Else Can Digital Sky Solutions Do as an IT Consultant?

Many businesses are beholden to industry standards or government regulations that dictate how they can operate—particularly in terms of their security. If we have learned anything about cyberattacks, no business is safe, not even non-profits. We can help these businesses meet these compliances, for example, PCI, by going over their current situation and resolving any shortcomings we find so that these requirements can be met.

Furthermore, we can help make sure that any changes in your business’ technologies are implemented properly so that you can make the most of them, as well as handling difficult migrations such as server migrations and other such processes.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of these benefits (as well as any other of our various monitoring and maintenance services) as well as the stability that a business relationship with us can bring, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Give us a call at (250) 483-5623 today to find out more.

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