IT is an important element for running any business, with many small and different aspects to review which are just not limited to computers, but what we do on your computers.
Applications which you and your team needs to work for completing day to day tasks, security of your company’s valuable information, emails and phones to communicate, while maintaining business network for sharing\accessing information as a team.
Integrated IT is custom built considering businesses four main IT aspects, as we separate them out working with many businesses from different industries over the past years. Every business needs to cover themselves with basics, while everyone we know has it covered one way or another.
What you should consider depends on four basic facts about your business. The Size, how big is your team. Location, how many places your team works from. Security, how you like to control IT systems. And Industry, you belong to.
Size of your Team: Depending on how big is your team you will need to consider IT systems. How does everyone access information from only work, on the move, or remote locations. Depending on job role you may want to give access to different users based on there job requirements.
Location, places you work: You may have one office where everyone works from as all your business happens from that one location, however businesses working on the move, meeting clients or want to provide access to information from multiple devices need to review how it can be made easier for team to access information. For organization which are spread across location or even wanting to have access from home need further consideration.
Meet security requirements: How much security you need can depend on your industry of work or wanting to have access to auditable information as team uses multiple devices from different locations. There are five different security checks you need to cover which include emails, network, information, web and computer access. Each of the services can be configured with as much security and auditable systems as you may want.
Industry of business: If you are a financial institute or law firm, you need to get most of systems just to meet compliance and make sure information systems are secure more than other industries. Depending on your industry you might need different aspects of IT setup, taking a example in construction you will want to have better access and connectivity from most remote locations, in manufacturing look for speed of systems, business services client information access over a good CRM or others.
Considering all the four factors above you can have a reliable IT setup in-house or cloud. While choosing your systems if you have global presence or multiple locations centralization should be focus which can be achieved easily over business cloud, or even have your own systems setup to be accessible across locations. Just adds a little overhead of strong IT essentials and processes to meet your needs.
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