Managing enterprise IT is no small feat – and many business leaders agree. In fact, enterprises planned to put 21% of their technology budgets toward managed IT services in 2022,1 signaling an increased need for support as businesses adopt new technologies to support remote and hybrid work initiatives.
While enterprises traditionally relied on in-house staff to handle their IT needs, more are turning to enterprise IT service providers to support existing teams, streamline networks, and optimize connectivity. But how do you know when it’s time to work with an expert in enterprise IT management? In this blog, we’re sharing five signs your organization could benefit from enterprise IT services – and what to consider when choosing the right provider.
Signs Your Business Could Benefit From Enterprise IT Services
Reliable connectivity across your business – no matter its size or scale – is a must for any successful enterprise. Working with an enterprise IT services provider is long overdue if you lack reliable, high-performance connectivity across your locations. However, connectivity isn’t the only sign that it’s time to seek help. Your business could benefit from enterprise IT services if:
1. Your In-House IT Teams Are Overworked
This may sound like a no-brainer, but if your in-house IT staff has trouble keeping up with day-to-day technology management or lacks the bandwidth to implement projects that drive business growth, enterprise IT services can help.
The right provider can plan, oversee, and complete technology projects for your entire enterprise – and take accountability as your dedicated partner in success – so your in-house team has the support they need to keep operations running smoothly. Additionally, managed infrastructure services can keep your IT operations up to date with the latest technologies and expert support, while freeing up your staff to work on other important tasks.
2. You’re Struggling To Scale Operations
Many factors can prevent enterprises from scaling, but technology management shouldn’t be one of them. Unfortunately, many businesses struggle to grow because they lack flexible technology solutions or knowledgeable IT support.
An enterprise IT provider can help you find the telecom and IT solutions that grow your operations and scale alongside your business – so you don’t have to keep changing your technology.
3. Keeping Up With New Technology Is Too Expensive
An estimated 47% of business leaders say modernizing outdated technology is a top driver behind expanding their IT budget.1 If you’re lacking the funds needed to update your legacy systems, it’s only a matter of time before you fall behind the competition.
Your enterprise IT provider can help you find technologies that keep your organization ahead of the curve – and within budget – with solutions tailored to fit your unique needs. Take a deeper dive into how enterprise IT services can support your business growth in our free ebook.
4. You’re Lacking Business Continuity
Network downtime can spell disaster for enterprises. 44% of large enterprises say downtime costs them anywhere between $1 million to over $5 million per hour, and that’s before factoring in any legal fees, fines, or penalties.2 An improperly configured or outdated IT infrastructure – from cabling to network settings and more – can result in significant revenue and productivity losses when your connectivity fails.
The right provider can determine where your IT infrastructure is falling short and help you optimize your systems, provide break-fix support, and implement upgrades – without any costly downtime interrupting business operations.
5. Juggling Various Carriers and Services Is Time-Consuming
It isn’t uncommon for each branch of a multi-location enterprise to use various carriers for different services – which vary from the carriers and services the other locations use. Managing your voice, data, and networking systems and the vendors providing those services across all of your locations is especially difficult when it comes to billing and troubleshooting issues.
Enterprise IT solutions, such as broadband aggregation and carrier services, can help you simplify technology management across your entire enterprise. You’ll get a consolidated technology bill and streamlined management, so you’ll only have to call a single company for support.
Say Goodbye to Enterprise IT Challenges With TailWind
Enterprise IT services can save you the money, time, and stress associated with managing technology across multiple locations, but how do you cut through the noise to find the right provider?
At TailWind, we deliver enterprise IT solutions customized to meet your needs – backed by support from a responsive partner. Trust our experts to:
- Simplify your life by consolidating every vendor bill and service across your enterprise and serving as your single point of contact.
- Give you always-on, knowledgeable support – no matter where you are or what hours your employees operate.
- Help you through the entire IT lifecycle, from researching new technologies to providing ongoing break/fix support and beyond.
Contact TailWind today to learn more about how we can help you simplify and optimize technology across your organization with enterprise IT services.