PC-CARE - Preventative maintenance for your Tech.
I remember, way back when I was a lad, being told ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’. I have to say, in my experience, I have found the opposite to be true!
You see, one of the problems of running a small business is that you don’t have access to the same resources of a typical larger organisation. Consequently, you end up being a ‘jack of all trades’ often doing internal, non-productive, work when you really should be tending to your customers.
There are never enough hours in the day! The trick, I believe, is to maximise the value of your time. Identify the activities to which your input adds unique value and delegate anything else that can be done more efficiently by someone else.
Typically, you will have engaged one or two specialists for the obvious stuff i.e. you will have an account to look after your books and make your tax return for you, and you will have a solicitor who helps with legal issues but what about your IT? Are you trying to do this yourself? Do you depend on a retail store? Do you have an unqualified internal ‘expert’?
It’s no accident that bigger companies have their own IT departments, they realise that all businesses today depend on technology and downtime can lose customers as well as money.
“someone to call in an emergency, who will already know your setup, and, more importantly, how to get you back up and running in the shortest possible time.”
So, here’s the thing. Consider getting your Tech. covered as a managed service. You can have your whole setup covered for a monthly, affordable, subscription, which will minimise one of the most common risks of business failure i.e. computer disasters. You will have someone to call in an emergency, who will already know your setup, and, more importantly, how to get you back up and running in the shortest possible time.
Over the last couple of years, my company, PC-FIXED, has developed a range of managed services known as ‘PC-CARE’. Each service is tailored to our customers’ needs and is designed to prevent computer trouble by making sure each machine is regularly serviced, that effective controls against threats and misuse are in place, and that a robust backup regime is implemented and maintained. Think of it as having you own IT department on-demand.
If you would like to know more about PC-CARE, and how it could protect you, why not give me a call? I would be happy to make a free discovery appointment to come and talk you through our options without any obligation or pressure.
Martin White, Director and PC Trouble-shooter, PC-FIXED 01785 816565 www.pc-fixed.co.uk
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