DIY And It Management Don’t Mix.  Ever

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When it comes to running a business an owner needs to be able to do one thing that will tell as much about the company as about what kind of owner is running the business. Some would say delegating, others would say the ability to know what kind of market for the business, and still more would say that an owner has to have strong leadership abilities.

All of these are important, but the most important thing any business owner can learn comes not after planning and setting up a venue for their business.

The most important part – for most – comes when they begin to set up shop. If the owner were to lease a building that needed renovations, many owners have been known to do it themselves, a trend that while quite old, has suddenly become trendy again. DIY projects are part and parcel for many a business, opting to fix or set up networks, lighting, everything with minimal contractor interference.

But when it comes to having an IT department for a business, an owner has to think really hard about setup and management. While smaller companies (5 or 6 employees) can sometimes get away with a DIY IT department, many opt to go the same route as bigger companies and find a vendor.

And these changes can affect a company drastically. That’s why many companies use other companies to take care of IT’s more…fluid situations. In managed IT companies in West Palm Beach, those who help companies with their IT problems that maybe they didn’t even see. A company can barely survive without adequate cyber security, and the security that one would buy at one of the larger tech stores is great. For a personal computer. But when the network and how many people will be on said system is factored, you need cyber security that’s 24/7, can make sure that no confidential data is compromised, as well as ways to: monitor email, if needed, know if an employee is on a forbidden site, frequent – and random – virus and malware checks, and encryption protocols.

While most of the company IT personnel deal with minor problems, the company at least has a shield; so to speak, taking care of not only the security, but other things that may not have occurred to either and IT team leader or even the owners themselves.

In managed IT companies in West Palm Beach, the company that hires out doesn’t need to hire a hundred different vendors for other applications. The “shield” vendor is not only working on cyber security, but ways to help develop apps for both the cell and the Web, increasing company visibility and the opportunity to turn viewers into customers, clients, investors. Sky’s the limit in that view.

And while skies are showing no limits, the “shield vendor” is bringing the company to forefront of technology without breaking the bank, utilizing cloud computing. For most companies that use a DIY IT individual, they may have limited knowledge of how far cloud computing has come. They may not realize that they optimize their platform through the cloud, as well as have a secured network and room to store information, plans, contracts, almost anything on the cloud.

So when it comes to IT, and all the information the company has, it’s wiser, safer, and less costly to have somebody watching over the companies IT than thinking it may be able to be done if it becomes a company DIY project.