Your business’s IT isn’t a living thing, but in many ways, it behaves like one. The symptoms that it isn’t working may be obvious. Computers may have problems connecting to networks, everyone’s inbox gets the same unfiltered spam e-mails, or the tools you use every day fail more often than not. When outdated hardware struggles to keep up with a fast-paced office and applications outlive their useful life, it’s clear that the health of your technology needs attention. But for many small and medium businesses, it’s difficult to know what to do next, even when the symptoms are obvious.
The first step on the road to a healthy, modern IT system is a thorough IT assessment from a professional IT provider. This blog will take a look at what an IT assessment does for your business and how SBT Partners can help.
What Does an IT Assessment Discover?
Regardless of what your business does, your IT is an important part of your operation, which means it’s critical to have an idea of the relative health and well-being of the system as a whole.
Because your technology is the backbone of your operations, it requires support and upkeep to maintain proper performance. Beyond a simple health check, a deep dive into how your IT works can be beneficial and will ensure your IT plan is aligned with your business goals.
What Isn’t Working?
Lengthy downtimes are frustrating for employees and customers alike. Your IT is supposed to assist you in doing business, not hinder it. An assessment analyzes your physical IT environment and infrastructure, as well as your internal policies and procedures. You’ll receive a complete report covering all aspects of your IT, including:
Ease of use
An IT assessment will grade your current IT environment to create a baseline and identify any critical deficiencies in your system.
What Can Be Improved?
Some of the deficiencies of your system may be obvious, but these can be symptoms of larger problems. The only way to get to the root of the problem is to have a professional investigate and test the system. A comprehensive IT assessment completed by a trained professional can identify where efficiency can be improved. The goal is to provide an environment where your employees can do their jobs without needless hassle and delays.
Where Are You Vulnerable?
Threats from hackers surface every day, and just because your business is small or in a niche industry doesn’t mean it can avoid a determined hacker. In fact, small and medium businesses are prime targets for cybercrime because a criminal assumes they lack the resources and sophistication to thwart an attack. This mentality puts your customers and your business at considerable risk. Such a risk is unnecessary, and a few investments and a solid security policy can make your business secure and compliant.
What Is Your Plan for the Future?
One of the biggest mistakes that businesses make in regard to their IT is viewing it as an expense and not an investment. Choosing the least expensive option or ignoring IT issues to avoid the cost of repairs is the wrong way to view how your IT works. Your security, the hardware, and the software you choose are essential to running your business safely and efficiently. The businesses that plan for the future and take the time to decide what is really needed are the ones that get the most return from their investment. The IT professionals at SBT Partners can judge your current and future IT use and develop an IT roadmap to make sure your business stays efficient and safe for years to come.
Is Your Current IT Working for Your Company?
If not, SBT Partners is an IT provider that has a lot to offer your company. A modern, efficient workplace is a goal that is easily attainable. All it takes is a technology-first mindset and an IT partner that has the knowledge and will get you there.
We have helped many businesses just like yours improve the health of their IT, keep their systems updated, and make an investment that will provide a safer and more efficient workplace for years to come. Call us today, and we can get started!