Executives don't usually care about information technology.
Smart company leaders understand, however, that IT can help them with the five things they DO care about:
Whether you're a business owner, C-level executive, or someone who wants to look good to the business owner and/or C-level execs, managed IT (network management and security and more) supports the business in all five concerns.
A managed IT partner will work with you to identify areas of weakness and opportunity to support robust business growth. Information technology pros have a hard enough time keeping up with new tools, approaches, and best practices.
Your time is best spent working to identify business direction. A managed IT partner will let you focus on business growth while they identify the best options for your next server and what anti-virus package to use.
IT that gets in the way of employees means they aren't working as effectively as they should be. When you have the right IT infrastructure, IT boosts worker productivity instead of dragging it down.
Even better, because managed IT services take a load off of your in-house IT team's plate; they can focus on identifying improvements to internal processes instead of being interrupted daily with complaints about “not being able to connect to the network.”
When the network goes down, work isn't being done. Revenue is being lost because orders aren't being taken. It's also bad for employee morale – who wants to work at an office where the tools they need to get their jobs done don't perform flawlessly?
Network management and cybersecurity are important, but they are “lights on” functionality. You wouldn't think about running your own power company. Network management and cybersecurity are two functions that can be easily outsourced. With these issues off of your plate, you can focus on your business and your IT can focus on higher-level tasks. And with the cybersecurity hiring gap, it's harder and harder to find in-house staff capable of keeping you secure.