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Directive has been serving the Oneonta area since 1993, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Benefits to Managed IT that Are Too Good to Ignore

3 Benefits to Managed IT that Are Too Good to Ignore

You’re in the middle of a project when your computer starts acting up. You smack it around a little bit to see if that has any effect, but it only makes the problem worse. Suddenly, there’s a blue screen and you have no clue what to do. What happened to your data? What will happen to your project? What will you do about the workstation replacement? Read on to find out.

The aforementioned scenario is one that is common in the realm of break-fix IT. Someone’s computer or other piece of technology breaks down and they don’t know how to fix it themselves. They wind up investing in expensive IT support, but more than this, they waste valuable time and resources resolving a problem that could have been prevented. This has led innovators in the technology maintenance sector to create what’s called managed IT services, which are designed to take a proactive stand against IT troubles, rather than resolve them as they occur.

It’s More Cost-Effective
The more time you spend spinning your wheels on an IT problem, the more time you wind up wasting. The more time you waste, the less time you can spend on profit-making initiatives. Previously, your organization was almost certainly including IT in its budget as a capital expense, but by implementing more flexible monthly payments, you can effectively turn your IT budget into an operational expense. The end result is more flexibility in your budget as a whole.

You Have More Time
What would you do if you didn’t have to waste time managing or maintaining your business’s technology solutions? Perhaps you would invest time into building your brand, or maybe you would rather focus on improving internal operations and employee morale. Maybe you’d like to give out the raises that your team deserves, or invest in future innovation. Either way, you’ll have more time and resources to devote to what really matters: running your business.

Your Technology Gets the Help It Needs
Too often businesses rely on their own employees to ensure that technology gets updated. This generally happens if an organization doesn’t have the resources to hire an internal IT department to take care of their technology. In other words, when you have people who have no clue what they’re doing managing and maintaining technology, chances are that mistakes will be made and time will be wasted. By having professional technicians working with your technology, you can know with confidence that your systems are being maintained by trained professionals.

With proactive managed IT solutions from Directive, you’ll never have to worry about your technology again. We’ll make sure that your mission-critical systems are being managed and maintained properly so that you can focus on running your business. To learn more about what preventative solutions we can offer your organization, reach out to us at 607.433.2200.