If you are already the proud owner of an IT department, you may think you’re set for life, at least on the IT front. Those folks can take care of themselves, right? They can run updates, upgrade software, keep up to date with all the latest tech that rolls out each month, and so much more. But there’s a lot to keep track of in the world of IT management and support, and while we’re sure your IT department is wonderful, sometimes even the best of the best needs a little backup—and an outside IT consultant can do just that.
Here are three great reasons to bring in an IT consultant like Layer One Networks to provide expert insight on your systems and processes:
Solve Short-Term Problems
If you’re getting ready to take on a big one-time project, it may be wise to bring in a consultant for the duration of the project. When you’re implementing a new ERP, replacing major hardware elements, or switching over to the cloud, having a couple extra hands on deck with years of experience can be a lifesaver. That way you can have someone come in to do setup and installation with practiced skill—but you can skip paying for a full-time addition to the team. An IT consultant can help you transition from one system to another in half the time it would have taken you to do it yourself, which can save you time, money, and frustration.
Get An Expert’s Opinion
Most IT consultants have more experience than your whole IT department put together. They represent a team of people who have all practiced working with teams like yours on similar projects that your team may only encounter once every few years. This means that while your team may be able to handle your day-to-day needs, an expert IT consultant will be able to bring years of direct experience to the situation. This means they’ll be more efficient—and can solve problems before they even occur.
Tap Into Extensive Resources
When you bring an IT consultant onto your team, even on a short-term basis, you now have access to a wide range of resources you wouldn’t have otherwise. Your consultant will have spent years amassing the right tools, equipment, and third-party vendors they need to solve every potential problem imaginable, and then some. By bringing in an expert, your project now has access to all those resources too, so that you can rest assured the job will be done quickly and done well.
While hiring a consultant might seem intimidating at first—and sound expensive—it can pay dividends in the long run. When you bring in IT experts like Layer One Networks, we can save you time and money by solving your outstanding issues and setting you up with efficient and modernized systems and processes, so that you can get back to doing what you do best. Contact us today if you’re ready to get back to work.