It doesn’t matter how intensively a business uses their technology, there will always be a need for maintenance of some sort, whether it’s something as simple as a point-of-sale system or a full-fledged desktop workstation. Some businesses might have a complete IT department, while others might not have the resources to allocate to this role. We’ll walk you through how, no matter what kind of organization you operate, your business can benefit from a help desk solution.
Businesses usually have either an in-house IT department that can handle everyday maintenance and support, or they forego updates and support for only when operations cannot continue as they had previously been. While it might seem like a solid strategy, not paying for something that’s not needed until it is needed, the fact of the matter is that reaction-based IT maintenance and management is both risky and expensive. Furthermore, some companies rely on untrained employees to make sure maintenance and management occur as needed, but this is also a dangerous practice, as there is too much potential to botch necessary maintenance and ruin more than a little bit of infrastructure.
Events like hardware failures, hacking attacks, and software crashes are infinitely more common with organizations that take advantage of break-fix IT management. Furthermore, the facade of saving money is overshadowed by the crippling budgetary concerns that stem from downtime.
Even businesses that have an in-house IT department don’t have the luxury of providing organizations with IT support. They might be too busy implementing new solutions to bother answering questions. On the other hand, perhaps they are too weighed down by answering daily queries to worry about innovating and implementing new solutions at all.
Long story short, a help desk solution is designed to help your organization fill in the gaps that are left in the absence of a qualified IT technician. It can be used to supplement your current IT resources or act as a fully outsourced IT department that can perform all the roles traditionally allocated to this position. To learn more about how you can take advantage of a help desk solution, reach out to us at (202) 640-2737.