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The Benefits of Hiring an IT Consultant

IT Consulting, IT Services | November 23, 2017

At Express Computers, we know that most small businesses do not have the money to dedicate toward a full time, in-house IT department, and that in most cases, the overhead from employing a full IT staff just does not make sense. That is why we offer managed IT services, including IT consulting, that are designed to make your life easier. Here are some of the benefits of hiring an IT consultant.

1. Financial Savings

Using an outsourced IT consultant rather than an in-house employee can save you money on taxes, benefits, and overhead. It can also save you money on lost downtime, something that can be prevented or mended much quicker with a team of specialists focused on the problem. When you use an IT consulting service, you will even have the option to pay for as little or as much help as you need. This type of payment flexibility is great for helping small businesses control and manage costs.

2. 24/7 Emergency Services

An IT consulting service takes on the burden of being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to manage security threats and cyber attacks by providing continuous monitoring. This will help prevent problems before they cause harm or result in long spans of server or network downtime. IT emergency service providers can also conduct fixes and updates during the nighttime when employees are not working, so as not to hamper business productivity.

3. Increased Security

Cyber attacks and online security threats happen on a daily basis, effecting businesses of all sizes, from all industries and locations. Through hiring an IT consultant that specializes in Internet security, you will be able to better protect your company against potentially devastating threats. An IT consulting company can train your employees on the technology they are using and on how to recognize and prevent cyber threats.

4. Experience and Expertise

When you hire an IT consultant, you are not just hiring one person, you are hiring an entire company with a collective knowledge greater than one in-house employee or team. A reputable IT company will employ experienced IT experts who specialize across many IT fields. This shared knowledge will ensure that your business always has the latest and most effective technology on the market and is up to date on trends and threats in the IT industry, keeping your company one step ahead.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of hiring an IT consultant, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact the IT experts at Express Computers at 604-888-7904.