For most small-medium sized businesses, outsourcing IT has become a standard procedure for many different reasons. The fact that it is more reliable and cost-effective are the first reasons that spring to mind when debating whether or not to hire your own in-house IT staff.
Changing IT companies is a big decision to make for your business and one that requires lots of thought and preparation. You want the transition to go smoothly and to cause minimal disruption to your staff and customers. We’ve put together some information to help you get ready to make that change.
The 14th January 2020 is a very important date to take note of for any business owner or professional working within the IT industry. Especially, Windows 7 users because Microsoft will be abandoning all support for the operating system, meaning it'll no longer receive updates or critical security patches.
Choosing a technology partner is one of the most important decisions you can make for your business, which is why we’ve put together a business guide to help you get it right. IT SUPPORT.
Our 'IT Support: Essential Business Guide' was designed to give business owners and IT managers all the relevant information needed to make an informed decision on whether your business is in need of external IT Support and if so what do you look for? How do you differentiate between the good, the bad and the average company? Our comparison checklist will guide you all the way.
External IT Support
Running a business is expensive, and if you’re a sole trader or only have a small team, it’s natural to keep costs down by doing everything yourself, including IT support.
However, if you or one of your staff is managing the IT as well as their other duties, that will have an impact on their efficiency and productivity and slow down business growth.
As a business owner, you have a responsibility to your customers to keep their data safe and secure. Cyber attacks are on the increase, and they’re targeting small companies as much as large organisations.
If you fall victim to an attack, you’re at risk of not only losing information but of your daily work being disrupted with time spent on trying to fix the problem instead of routine tasks, and a real risk of severe financial loss if things are down for a while.
All businesses, large and small, have an obligation to protect themselves from online threats. To help you do this, the UK government, with the help of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has introduced Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
To kick off the new year we have extended our IT department to make room for our new IT Apprentice, Lucas. Lucas will be supporting and shadowing our first-line engineer, Harry Wood to gain the experience and qualifications needed to support our helpdesk, providing basic IT support and troubleshooting.
IT Support Birmingham
Choosing a company to provide IT support is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a business owner. You need to find someone reliable, who understands your requirements, is available when something goes wrong and can fix problems quickly.
ATG-IT have started the new year on a high, having been nominated for 'SMB Reseller of the year' in the national PCR Awards 2019! Making this the third year in a row we have been shortlisted for an award.
The purpose of the event is to showcase the amazing work done within the UK PC and Technology sector.