Why You Need an IT Company for Your Remote Workforce
Accommodating a remote workforce may be difficult for small businesses. Partnering with an IT company can help you make the transition as seamless as possible.
As coronavirus advances across the globe, increasing numbers of people are working from home. While working remotely reduces the spread of contagion, it poses challenges as many companies must abruptly alter their policies and procedures to support work-from-home capabilities. Partnering with an IT company can help you make this transition as seamlessly as possible. Here are some of the benefits of making an IT service provider, such as Alliance Technology Partners, part of your team.
With employees working from multiple locations, and likely using a variety of mobile devices, it’s critical to shore up your cybersecurity. Our ARMADA program provides the tools you need to fortify your business against would-be hackers. This all-in-one-package offers military-grade security that includes:
- Security awareness training
- Protection from ransomware and data-theft
- Round-the-clock network monitoring
- Advanced email filtering
- Round-the-clock security-related support
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses must make difficult decisions amid unique challenges. Their transition to working remotely requires a greater reliance on technology. A reputable IT company can provide guidance on how to strategically leverage technology to meet your goals. Our consultants offer expert advice to help you make the most informed decision possible.
24/7 Customer Support
Access to 24/7 support lends itself well to any business model, and it’s especially helpful when people are working from home, as schedules often tend to be more flexible. Trying to manage your business during a global health crisis is challenging enough. Technical difficulties can exacerbate the problem. With round-the-clock support, you can solve problems any time, with minimal workflow disruptions, without having to figure everything out on your own.
Reliable data-storage is essential during normal operations, and even more so in uncertain times. While 94% of businesses are already using some form of cloud computing, they may not realize just how many options are available with this data-management tool. As your employees shift to working remotely, you may need to change the way your team engages with the cloud. At Alliance Technology Partners, our consultants can help you select the option that best aligns with your mission and business model.
Disaster-Avoidance with Data Backup
Businesses and organizations should have their data backed up in case of a natural disaster, fire, or some other catastrophe. Smaller companies may not have the time and resources to do this, but a dependable IT company provides a multifaceted approach to ensure you can access your network anywhere, anytime. Even when your team is working from home, you don’t have to worry about data loss.
Email Services and Other Applications
Email is something most of us take for granted, until the system is down. AllianceMail allows you to sync your contacts, share documents, save events on your calendar, and more. We can also help you integrate Office 365 to optimize workflow efficiency.
If you are running a small business or a non-profit organization, you know the importance of securing grants to expand your enterprise. Working remotely doesn’t mean you have to put that process on hold. At Alliance Technology Partners, we offer the Armada Grants program to help you access key funding sources.
Tell us about your goals, and our expert teams can help you research funding opportunities that are the best fit for you. But that’s not all. If our staffing resources allow, we’ll also train your executive team and board members — at no cost to you — to find additional leads and funding sources on LinkedIn, the best platform for locating grants.
Partnering with a dedicated IT company can make a challenging situation considerably less stressful. Serving St. Louis and Grand Rapids, Alliance Technology Partners provides comprehensive services, tailored to meet the needs of your business. With scalable solutions and consultants well-versed in what it takes to run a company, we’re prepared to work alongside you as you grow your enterprise.