When is it time to hire a Managed IT Service Provider?

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Leap Cloud Solutions provides business IT Services & Support in Metro Vancouver.

If you’re a small business owner and your business is growing, when is it considered a good time to upgrade to a managed IT solution?

If your situation matches one of these scenarios, it might be time to consider upgrading to a professional IT solution.

1. Downtime is happening more frequently

This is probably the number one reason why you might consider partnering with a solutions provider like Leap Cloud Solutions – if your staff are complaining non-stop about outages, slow computers and broken systems, chances are you’ve outgrown your current IT solution.

With so many options available to choose from, the role of a good IT provider isn’t just providing support for your staff when their computer systems break; it’s helping you monitor, update and pro-actively manage your IT systems so that outages occur less often.

2. You’ve been planning to upgrade but have no idea where to begin

Did you know that the role of an IT solutions provider is much more than tech support?

If you have:

  • Been planning to upgrade for awhile
  • No idea how much you should budget or where you should begin
  • Worried about whether you’re choosing the right solutions for your business

A Managed IT Service Provider will help you do just that.

Because we offer several different solutions for different sized businesses, we will help you identify which solution is best – and ideally which one fits within your overall budget. And, we’ll help you develop a plan so you can start working your way towards a stable solution. Looking for Vancouver Managed IT Services & tech support?

3. You already have an internal IT department but you’re having trouble sourcing talent

This is something that unfortunately happens all to often… a small, entrenched IT department that is a revolving door of tech staff.

What’s more, most businesses and HR departments don’t seem to know what to look for when hiring for IT roles. At least, that’s what it would seem to indicate given that there’s a thriving tech recruitment sector in Vancouver.

This is where a company like Leap Cloud Solutions comes in: we’ll save you the hassle of having to search for the right people because we already have them; we know what skills are needed in today’s tech sector and we’re constantly updating our skills to stay on top of the latest trends.

4. You’re looking to streamline your business with more efficiency

A savvy business owner knows that keeping things lean is a good way to ensure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. One of the challenges business owners sometimes face is too much technical debt.

According to Wikipedia, technical debt is a term that “reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy or limited solution now instead of using a better approach that would take longer”. While many businesses struggle because of antiquated technology, outsourced providers like Leap Cloud Solutions use modern, high-availability solutions. Want the same for your business?

5. You’re wondering who has access to your data

Who isn’t concerned about data security these days? With big companies making headlines for severe data breaches, every business owner is probably wondering in the back of their mind what will happen if their business gets hit with ransomware or suffers a cyber attack.

For example if your laptop is unencrypted and it gets stolen, guess what? All of the data on it is easily accessible by plugging it into another computer – not good!

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Why gamble with your IT investment?

“I’m tired of IT systems that are operating poorly. Tired of expensive & limited solutions that don’t scale with the business. Tired of support applying short-term bandaids to long-term problems. I want a solution that scales without any IT hassles. I want technology to be an aid, not a burden. And I want a team of experts I trust to lead the way. I’m ready.”

Well said. Let's make that happen.

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