Technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives - both personally and at work. It is therefore essential for fast-growing companies to make intelligent, informed choices about their It, in order to stay ahead of the curve.
Which begs the question: when is the best time to hire a dedicated IT person?
The short answer is: having a dedicated IT specialist is vital to ensuring proper technology integration within your business. We live in an age where an innovative new company with an advanced understanding of IT can come out of nowhere and dominate traditional businesses (consider what Uber has done to the taxi business). It is therefore imperative for businesses to stay at the cutting edge of IT, or risk fading into irrelevance.
A dedicated IT person can help a business make sense of a seemingly endless plethora of technology options as well as helping manage its active ones - with the help of Setyl of course! In addition, an IT specialist can work with outside contractors and cloud providers in order to make your business more efficient than you ever thought possible.
Many small businesses choose to outsource their technical operations - but we believe that’s the wrong decision. Contractors simply will only carry out the specific task they’ve been assigned whereas a dedicated IT person is always looking for new ways to use IT to help the company run smoother.
You may think your company is small enough to not need an IT specialist - we say every ambitious business needs one! Just don’t expect them to revolutionise your business overnight - it will take time to find those areas where IT can drastically improve the business. That being said, it’s a good idea to implement metrics that allow you to measure your IT specialist’s performance over time - something which Setyl can help you with.