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January 13, 2023 | By christa
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Signs You Are Outgrowing Your Internal IT Support

Outgrowing your internal IT support could pose serious risks for your business. When a business grows, its IT requirements often grow with it, requiring additional expertise. In other words, relying on a one- or two-man team to get the job done may not be the best approach in the long run.

Let’s look at a few of the telltale signs that you are outgrowing your internal IT support and need additional IT support on your side.

Performance Issues With Your Current Infrastructure

Are your employees complaining about apps failing or computer glitches? Maybe you’ve already reached out to your provider who seems to fix the issues, but problems always seem to creep back in after a few weeks have passed.

Want in on a secret? Problems won’t go away with time. Appropriate action is needed ASAP! After all, failure to fix performance issues could mean a serious loss of time and money for your business.

Look for the following signs to tell if your infrastructure is outdated:

  • Problems upgrading your software
  • Applications malfunctioning
  • Problems locating server files
  • Cyber security attacks

Each of these issues can negatively impact your company’s productivity and performance, eventually costing you customers.

Running Low on Storage Space

Building off our last point, performance issues (like malfunctions and glitches) could mean you’re running low on storage space. Data accumulates over time, regardless of whether or not you’ve had an expansion. Eventually, additional storage space will be necessary.

Small IT providers often recommend storing data in small data centers. The problem here is that these centers are often outdated and cannot support off-site functionality. You must be on-site to access your corporate network, making remote access impossible. In this day and age, that is a major issue.

Taking a scalable approach – like cloud-based storage – not only offers access from anywhere, but it’s also more cost-effective.

The Provider is Struggling to Keep up With Your Growth

It makes sense. Small businesses have minimal IT needs when compared to mid and large-sized firms. As a result, there’s often one IT support professional managing the infrastructure. Perhaps the IT service provider has been with you for years (maybe even decades) and has a great track record of being efficient and productive.

Even if it seems like they’re doing a wonderful job right now, are they helping you facilitate growth? We’re not suggesting you get rid of a long-term employee, but perhaps you could benefit from a co-managed approach. In this case, you retain your current IT staff while adding a solution to support continued growth.

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Whether you’re considering a new IT service provider, or you think your business could benefit from additional hands, LeadingIT is here to help your company become more efficient and profitable. Our approach helps your business implement the best technology (at a low price)! In fact, you will likely end up saving tons of money through our managed IT solutions.

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