Benefits of an IT Consultant

Posted By: Hayley Monday 6th March 2017Tags: , , , , , ,

In today’s post we investigate the benefits of an IT consultant and how this will aid your business in its current processes and when preparing for growth.

Designing, building and implementing systems requires a knowledgeable IT consultant. Time and resources are also important factors and these aren’t always available in-house. Hiring a third-party, specialist IT consultancy gives you access to a team of experts with extensive technical knowledge. Whether you employ a company to work for you on a regular basis or bring in temporary consultants to help with a big project, having someone else handing IT operations will extensively pay off.

Let’s delve into some of the considerations when embarking upon IT consultancy for your business:

1) Get a Clear Understanding of Your Projects

Budgeting within a business is intrinsic. When looking at the execution of an IT project you need to be aware of its size and how much its likely to cost. Going into something like this blindly can potentially put a strain on company resources. At LaneSystems, we work directly with you in developing a plan for design and implementation of IT resources. We advise you exactly what’s required to be put into place, when this needs to happen and the budget required for a successful completion.

2) Develop and Stick with a Vision

As a company specialising in IT consultancy, we assess your business needs creating a blueprint for success based on those. With an outside perspective we can help you see any weaknesses in current systems and show you what’s required in order to fix it. By working with an IT consultancy expert, results offer a system far more comprehensive than those created individually.

3) Gain Access to IT Consulting Expertise

Keeping yourself and employees on top of every single development in the IT industry is simply not possible. Without a solid insight into the progression of technology it can be hard to grow a business in a way that keeps you ahead of the competition. Outsourcing to an IT consultancy allows access to those whose job revolve around the latest industry advancements. A specialist also understands how new hardware and software may help your business due to past experiences with similar companies. Who would you prefer working on your IT projects and offering support? Would it be the tech attempting it for the first time or the tech company who have carried out processes multiple times?

4) Implement Systems Promptly

You don’t have the time to shut down your business while an in-house team spends days setting up a new IT system. Bringing in third-party consultants allows you to continue daily operations during setup and to begin using new systems immediately after installation. IT consultants have the necessary tools to install and deploy a system the right way the first time, thereby reducing the need for future troubleshooting.

5) Free Up Employee Resources

When employees are busy with the usual day-to-day IT tasks, it’s common for more important projects to be put on hold. An IT consultant can put together systems that tighten up in-house operations by automating jobs such as payroll, order fulfilment and remote monitoring and support. This results in your business running more efficiently and proactively.

6) Enjoy Reliable System Management

Technology is prone to glitches and when systems goes down, a third-party IT team can have things back up and running in a flash. There’s no need to worry about productivity grinding to a halt whilst employees try to fix problems. Instead, you’ll be able to get right back to daily operations with minimal downtime.

7) Build a Safer Network

Every technology has its vulnerabilities, and it seems like new threats appear every day. The only way to keep your company’s systems and data safe is to have a comprehensive security plan in place. IT consultants understand this means more than the installation of an anti-virus program and going on their way. Working with you, specialists will help develop a network of tools, providing the highest possible level of protection against potential threats.
If you want to get the best out of your IT budget and/ or want to replace or upgrade your existing systems, get in touch with LaneSystems Ltd to see what they can do to help you achieve your goals. jsmith@lanesytems.co.uk

Jonathan Smith