It has become a trend among businesses to hire IT consultants even when they have their own in-house IT systems managers. And what are the most common reasons?
Many in-house managers would still like to consult a third party to catch things that they may have missed, provide highly focused expertise as compared to their own team of employees, and sometimes they do so out of compulsion from the higher-ups.
Whatever the reason, the fact has emerged that a second team to provide IT support to the in-house team is a boon and usually worth the costs. Here is a look at the major benefits of hiring IT Support Los Angeles,California.
Additional and Decision-Making IT Support
You may have an in-house IT manager who is not technically trained. He or she may be from a business management or accounting background. The manager may not have a CISCO certification. But they probably know exactly what they don’t know.
And since they have been given the charge of their company’s central communication and network systems, they may need the support of an expert in the field. In such cases, IT consulting firms can help your IT manager to provide much-needed support and important decision-making information and advice.
Complementary IT Support
Maybe the IT department of your business has an IT manager who is technically qualified. But he or she may be someone who is aware of his or her own limitations in the areas of resource knowledge and troubleshooting. Your IT manager may be aware that while he and his team carry out about 4 or 5 server upgrades in a year, a specialized IT consulting firm usually deals with three or four times the number of server upgrades. This makes the consultants far more experienced than most internal IT teams.
And while your IT manager may be very meticulous about following the best practices, he or she may not always be up to date on the latest best practices. In such cases, it is natural for the business to hire a third party IT firm to help with troubleshooting.
Many non-technical business CFOs and VPs may realize that they are greatly dependent on their IT manager for the normal functioning of IT systems. The IT manager may be the only one aware of access codes and other important data that relates to access of the administration to the IT systems. The admin in such cases is aware that should the IT manager leave, it would mean trouble for the company. In such cases, hiring a third party consultant can work as a backup against this situation.
Superior Technical Problem Solving
A good and experienced consulting team will be able to bring greater expertise to the IT systems solutions of your business than an in-house team. This is because a reputed IT consulting firm is used to deal with best practices on a daily basis, while your internal team is more used to learning about the practices rather than implementing them.
Many LA businesses are reaping the benefits of having a Los Angeles based IT Consultants teamwork with their own in-house team in a symbiotic relationship, and you can too. While the consultants will provide the expertise and the knowledge, your in-house team can provide 100 percent effort to take your business’ IT systems towards greater efficiency.
About the Author:
Bare Bones Networking is a local IT Consulting Firm located in Los Angeles,California.