IT consulting has a lot of instances of bringing knowledge to companies that otherwise get lost on how to solve the most troubling tech issues. As one example, recent reports have consulting companies taking on cyber security issues for the federal government because the latter doesn’t have the knowledge to handle the issue on their own. With cyber security one of the biggest issues in IT, companies realize that a consultant has one thing an in-house IT team doesn’t have: Real-world field experience.
It’s true that when you have an in-house team working in the same place for years, they have a more limited view of the realities in technology. They may read about the latest changes in tech and the issues facing companies. Even so, they may not have real field skills in finding current solutions.
When IT technicians work with dozens of different companies, they gain an understanding of what businesses really need and what they face. Only dealing with it in person can they truly understand what needs doing. Fortunately, companies are starting to understand that consultants have this kind of experience.
In a time when business is more competitive than ever, you need an IT team able to show you how to grow. Scalability is essential to keep in the competitive game, and IT consultants help you find the proper IT infrastructure.
What Kind of IT Technology Do You Need to Get Ahead?
When you work with a consultant team, they’ll do an audit of your company first so you understand what’s necessary to help your company’s growth. This won’t work like a sales team where they’ll force you to acquire something only because everyone else likes it. It doesn’t work like a door-to-door sales person (yes, they still exist) trying to get you to buy cleaning products or vacuum cleaners.
Instead, you’ll have an honest study of the IT infrastructure you need, and the analysis may surprise you. You’ll know what kind of network and server you should have, what kind of desktops to use, plus what kind of backup and recovery systems to use.
The cloud is one of those essentials, despite having many options to choose from. Without a consultant, you could end up choosing a cloud solution that really isn’t appropriate for your business structure. In these scenarios, it usually means choosing a feature you wouldn’t even use.
Here at Kotori Technologies, LLC, we’re your premier IT consultant team in Charleston, SC. We’ve worked with numerous companies throughout Charleston and know the tech challenges companies face today.
Contact us so we can help you find the tech solutions you need to make scalability happen faster in your business than you ever planned.