IT Support for Startups and New Businesses
Launching a new business venture? For starters, congratulations. But now we need to get to the nitty gritty – no new business in 2021 (and beyond) can leap off the launch pad without IT support. Here’s why it will be the most important investment you can make.
4 Reasons Why New Companies Must Secure IT Support to be Successful and Secure in 2021 and Beyond
IT Can Help You Raise Capital
Even if you have raised enough capital to get off the ground, there’s a good chance that you’re looking for additional funding. While it may seem counterintuitive to invest in IT prior to getting that capital, there is most certainly a very strong correlation between launching with solid IT infrastructure in place before securing auxiliary funding. How so?
For one, an IT consulting company can assist with your budgeting. Without expert insight into IT budget requirements for your business and industry, the financials that you request for the technical end of operations may feel arbitrary to investors and lenders alike. By showing them that you have brought in an IT budgeting expert, you instill confidence in them that their money will be in good hands.
In addition, financial backers want to see that you have made every effort to secure and optimize operations through advanced technology. After all, a startup in 2021 is not expected to digitally transform, they are supposed to be “born” that way.
An IT Expert Can Help You Set Up Your Physical Space
Bringing in IT support from the get-go is critical for new companies because they can assist with the technical (on premises hardware, IoT devices, etc.) set up of physical spaces, including offices, warehousing, and other facilities. They can even be brought in earlier, to help ensure that candidate buildings are laid out in an optimal manner, and that supporting systems (i.e. HVAC, etc.) can help support the physical IT environment to come. Learn more about our IT project services, which includes facility set-up, office relocations, and more.
An IT Expert Will Help You Make Staffing Decisions
Staffing is one of the most important components for new businesses. However, deciding on a balance between in-house employees and remote contractors is challenging. Once again we see where outside IT support helps. IT firms will introduce cloud-based productivity solutions such as MicroSoft Teams (among others) that can help staff and contractors more efficiently communicate and collaborate for greater overall productivity. And don’t worry if you have already hired an in-house IT manager, as a consultant will provide them with the support they need so that they can focus on their specialized tasks.
By investing in IT support you will likely find that you will do much better with fewer but specialized staff, which will save you a small-to-large fortune.
An IT Expert Will Protect You from Predators
Cybercriminals LOVE startups and new businesses. They know that typically, new enterprises are figuring it out on the fly, and therefore have left open a number of vulnerabilities in the IT environment. FORBES reports that startups are especially vulnerable as they often (67%) do not yet have enough personnel to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities and attacks. Insufficient budget (54%) for cybersecurity is another common issue, as is limited access to sufficient security technologies (44%).
By working with a full-service IT expert, you benefit from access to scalable cybersecurity solutions that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at a lower cost than what you would pay for enterprise-level solutions on your own.
Simply put, no startup should launch without a cybersecurity audit from an IT support firm.
As a startup we know that you may not yet be ready to commit to greater investment in IT. You have a lot of questions that need to be answered first. That’s what we’re here for. It all starts with a friendly noncommittal conversation. Contact SAV Technology today to tell us about your business and to learn more about what we can do for you.