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5 Signs You Need to Hire an IT Consultant

Posted on 10/16/2018 in Consulting

Growing businesses need their IT infrastructure to grow with them, but as time goes on and your business progresses, it’s hard to determine when it’s time to upgrade. Luckily, there are signs that can indicate you need to upgrade the system your business runs on.

In everyday work, these signs can come up without you realizing it. These struggles may seem inconsequential or like just part of the workday. However, if they happen regularly, or in some cases more than once, you need to think about having someone in to assess your IT infrastructure and prescribe a solution. 

Here are five signs that you should hire an IT consultant soon.

Failing Devices
Have you noticed devices in your network failing regularly? Has any of your staff made complaints about failing devices? If so, it may be time to take the necessary steps to fix the problem. An IT consultant can help you determine how to improve or upgrade your infrastructure.

Network Speeds
As they say, time is money. If your network is slow you’re wasting time and working longer and harder than you need to. Not to mention the fact that slow networks are simply frustrating and can lead to an exasperated and annoyed staff. There can be several reasons your network speed isn’t where it should be. An IT consultant can help determine why and help you fix the problem.

Escalating Expenses
Costs of running your business keep going up? If so, you may want to look into upgrading your IT infrastructure. An up-to-date and efficient IT infrastructure can help keep costs down and ensure your business runs smoothly and can focus on what it needs to.

Security Anxieties
Is your business really safe? With an increasing number of companies becoming the victim of cyber-attacks, it’s more important now than ever to be prepared. If you’re unsure whether or not your business has adequate security, then it’s time to find a consultant who can help you determine where your IT infrastructure is and where it needs to be.

Unclear Direction
Are you unsure of where to take your IT infrastructure next but know you have to do something? That’s a surefire sign that it’s time to hire a professional consultant. The consultant can help set you up for long-term success as well as provide solutions for the present.

AIS can help your business with any of its IT infrastructure needs. We begin our relationships with a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of your IT landscape. From there, we look at pain points and organizational issues and then come up with innovative solutions.

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