Ultimate Guide on using Technology for competitive advantage - Part Two
Jul 22, 2020
In Part 1 of this two-part special, we looked at how using a technology partner is an undeniably valuable way of harnessing the instrumental power of technology to add serious value to your business. In Part 2, we’re going to examine how, in doing this, you can meet regulatory needs effectively and reduce operational costs.
Small businesses are simply not making the most of technology to help their business grow. According to Dun & Bradstreet, last year only 57% of business owners believed that making the most of technology was essential for business progression. Technology can be the key to adding real value to your business and unlocking the serious potential for growth and success. But, not all business owners are tech-savvy, which is where a technology partner can step in and work strategically alongside you and your company.
What can a technology partner do for my business?
The benefits are many. We looked at several factors in Part 1 including avoiding systems downtime, removing the hassle of IT that can distract you from focussing on business growth and reducing the risk of cyber-security breaches. But there are several other benefits that we haven’t yet covered. They include:
Reducing operational costs
By teaming up with a technology partner, you’re essentially getting all the benefits of an in-house IT team, at a much lower cost. You’ll avoid the additional investment, training and management that’s necessary when hiring a full-time IT professional. A technology partner could help identify and reduce IT system outages, which can potentially save you up to 545 hours of wasted staff time that would normally be lost during such failures. Can you afford to lose that much time and productivity?
Assisting with regulatory compliance
A technology partner can offer in-depth expertise in IT and everything related to it. They’ll be aware of all the relevant laws and regulations that affect your business’ infrastructure systems and they can ensure that you’re up to date and compliant with everything you need, without you needing to worry or consider it. The peace of mind that this can give you as a business owner is invaluable, and of course, it leaves you free to concentrate on the nitty-gritty of the day to day running of your business, freeing up time to consider essential tactics for things like how to scale and grow.
Full IT support all year round
A technology partner gives you unlimited access to an entire team of dedicated business and technology professionals, which means you don’t have to muddle through without support when a single full-time or a one-person outsourced IT technician is unavailable due to illness or holiday. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your technology issues are being fully managed 365 days a year.
Are you ready to give your business a competitive advantage?
TechCare is an expert and bespoke end-to-end service technology partner, whose fully managed IT solutions can help with all of the points covered above and more. For further information and to find out how TechCare can help you maximise technology to grow your business and give you a strategic edge, please contact us here