Adapting to Your Company's Growing IT Needs

Posted by Sam Bloedow on 12/18/17 6:15 AM

Consistent company growth introduces a combination of exciting opportunities and significant challenges that must be addressed. For example, internal IT teams of thriving businesses often struggle to keep pace with the ever-growing number of employees, work processes and security threats demanding their attention, resulting in overworked staff, business downtime and insufficient Information Technology support for customers and employees. In more severe cases, IT staff can become so overwhelmed by their expanding list of duties that they overlook important cybersecurity systems, allowing cybercriminals to access your network and manipulate or steal sensitive online data. Put simply, in order to protect your business and keep it on a steady course toward success, it’s absolutely critical to ensure that your IT department is capable of scaling and adjusting to meet its growing technology needs for the foreseeable future.

Thriveon is a family owned IT managed services provider located in Minnesota. Our mission is to empower small to mid-sized companies across the state by providing them all of the tools and support needed to create business success through a unique combination of unrivaled IT leadership and management. We also understand full well how challenging it can be to develop an IT framework that can continuously meet the demands of your business for a consistent and reasonable price. Today, we’ll walk you through a few simple and effective ways to predict and adapt to your company’s constantly changing IT needs.

1. Establish IT Leadership

Considering how quickly the field of Information Technology shifts and evolves, it’s almost impossible to anticipate your company’s upcoming IT requirements without the help of an experienced industry expert. That’s where Virtual Chief Information Officers (VCIOs) come in. A VCIO is a seasoned IT professional that collaborates and advises a business’s IT department. VCIOs are responsible for organizing IT budget, developing strategic IT goals, evaluating and reworking business processes and overseeing technology changes. And while a VCIO’s primary duties involve improvement and maintenance of your business’s IT infrastructure, they can also provide exceptional leadership services. For example, here at Thriveon, the VCIOs we provide for clients have extensive experience with creating technology roadmaps, essential documents that lay out which new practices and technology tools the business should invest in over the course of the coming months to keep all Information Technology processes in top form. Above all else, VCIOs are a massive boon for companies that need help with business/IT alignment to maximize ROI and avoiding being burned by bad IT investments.

2. Utilize IT Strategy

Many businesses underestimate the incredible value of IT strategy, a series of personalized principles and tactics used to guide all decision making pertaining to technology. An effective IT strategy allows your organization to foresee and prepare for changes in the IT landscape, pushing IT out of your overhead and transforming it into a key contributor to company growth and success. Perhaps most importantly, this plan of action demands interactions between each department of your company to pin down their specific goals, meaning that creation of an IT strategy can foster collaboration and consolidation throughout your organization, driving your team towards the achievement of its long and short-term goals. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a seasoned Information Technology veteran to devise a brilliant IT strategy that enhances the value your business can provide to customers, employees and stakeholders alike. All you need to do is follow the seven core steps in this quick start guide to IT strategy.

3. Invest in a High-Quality IT Managed Services Provider

IT managed services providers like us specialize in developing outsourced IT departments that are fully customized to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, effectively allowing small to medium-sized businesses to benefit from the same kind of technology management that large companies deploy. Here at Thriveon, these personalized IT department services scale to meet the growing requirements of your business for a fixed monthly fee, meaning that the cost of our industry-leading services won’t change even if your company requires more extensive IT support. The result? Hassle-free IT that stabilizes your budget, quiets your network, optimizes security and increases productivity. Whether you’re looking for a completely outsourced IT department or want to bolster the efforts of your current internal IT team, we can help.

Here’s a brief rundown of the benefits you’ll receive by partnering with Thriveon:

  • Consolidation of your IT needs into a single monthly plan
  • A predictable and stable IT budget for your business
  • Elimination of juggling vendors
  • A three-year IT plan that guides your business’s technology investments
  • Development of proactive refresh plans to mitigate disruptions
  • Help desk support for all staff and regular onsite visits
  • Optimized productivity and customer satisfaction through elimination of downtime
  • Unequaled protection for your business through a secure network

 

Contact Thriveon Today

Are you ready discover a better approach to IT that will unleash your business’s success? Then it’s time to schedule a meeting with Thriveon. During this discovery session, we’ll show you how your current IT results compare with our current clients to help you determine whether our outstanding IT services are the right choice for your company’s needs and goals. From there, we’ll teach you more about our process, showing you how to create better results in your business through optimized IT. Once you’ve decided on the level of service your business needs, we’ll launch the Thriveon Process to unlock its true potential. Business success awaits!

Are you interested in learning more about our outsourced IT services or how an Information Technology services company works? Then don’t hesitate to call or message us. We would be more than happy to meet you and discuss what Thriveon can do to make your business even more successful through peerless IT solutions.Download eBook