Hiring an IT Manager? – What to Expect

Date: 12th May 2017
Author: Kieron Doyle

Every business is only as strong as the IT infrastructure they have in place. Think about all the data that your company needs to survive, and the daily hardware, software and processes that your staff members use in order to keep your customers happy. If you are hiring an IT manager, or outsourcing your IT support to an external provider such as Hampshire Business Computers, what do you need to know about the role?

Check all Current Agreements

As the business owner you might not be fully aware of the current IT agreements you have in place with various suppliers. The person in charge of your IT system and support has to understand which services are essential and which agreements are no longer viable and should be cancelled. A good IT manager will be able to streamline and ramp up the IT infrastructure, cutting away the dead wood.

Appreciate the Flow of the System

Us IT heads understand how a system flows and we can put together a flow chart or graph that highlights to you exactly how your current system works. From there weaknesses can be pinpointed and measures of improvement worked out more easily and clearly. Analysis of IT functions and how to improve efficiency is what we do.

Have Defined Budgets in Place

No matter who you have in charge of your IT, whether in-house or outsources you’ll have to have a clear and defined budget in mind. Your IT needs to be maintained and regularly updated. With this in mind the outsourcing of your IT support and maintenance is a good option to bring down the overall costs and allow you to know exactly where your money is going. We can provide regular updates to software and hardware, analyse performance and be at hand for emergency support whenever required.

If you are looking for an experienced team of IT experts to help you put together a clear plan for your IT infrastructure and long-term support, Hampshire Business Computers are here to help. Our team understand what makes a company tick and can provide regular reviews of your system, point out weaknesses and areas that could be improved upon, and be on hand for advice and support in emergency situations, limiting downtime and keeping the processes that allow for a smooth business to thrive.

To find out more, contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific requirements in further detail. Outsourcing your IT makes financial sense, and could be the key to a successful period of growth for your company.

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