Most often business owners overlook the need for IT support in favor of other exciting areas of business like a brand new marketing campaign or a product launch. While these are important IT support is of significant importance as well. This is quite evident in the recent wanacry attacks on the computer systems of businesses. Just to clarify WannaCry is a ransomware virus, that targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data (holding a computer hostage) and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency (a digital currency widely used online).

At first, companies were handling IT support needs internally with the help of their in-house team. But, with increased business demands and rapid expansion, the in-house teams were unable to meet up with the IT support needs of the organization. Increasing the number of in-house IT personnel did not suffice to handle the growing number of IT support issues. Moreover, there were budgetary constraints for recruiting additional IT workers. There was a substantial increase in IT support issues that required immediate attention. This lead to a sharp increase in the demand for IT business support services.

 

So how do you find an IT support service provider?

The easiest and quickest way is to go online and look up for an adequate IT company that you might want or operates near to your location. For instance, you could search for IT support Bristol.

That said here are some of the reasons why organizations hire IT service and support providers.

First of an IT support service provider ensures smooth operations, and helps improve internal processes.

One important reason organizations hire IT support service providers is because of the challenge to deliver support due to impromptu demands and problems with staffing which in turn delays the response time, leading to project delays and increased downtime. For this reason, most organizations hire IT support providers who will be able to provide resources 24×7 and will be flexible in case the organization wants to scale up or down according to the need of the hour.

IT support service providers, with their vast experience of working in different environments, can help train the in-house team better. They can help oversee data migration or technological integration.

There are several important factors to consider before selecting an IT support service provider such as;

  • Cost
  • Track-record
  • Expertise to provide break-fix support.
  • The ability to provide out-of-hours support.
  • Many organizations today irrespective of their core-business (IT or non-IT), provide 24/7 services. Thus, they prefer to work with IT support vendors who provide round-the-clock service.
  • Location; although many IT support service functions can now be done remotely, the physical location of your IT support and service partner is still important. In the event of an emergency, will they be able to reach you quickly and deal with problems promptly? What commitments can they make in terms of speed of response?

So if you are in Bristol why not check out IT support in Bristol.