Almost every modern-day enterprise regularly manages ongoing IT activities; there is always equipment that needs to be maintained, cybersecurity measures that must be taken, and applications that should be monitored. With that said, not every business is equipped to handle these tasks on their own. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes to outsourcing your firm’s IT to a trusted third-party provider, which just happens to a be a popular alternative for organizations that simply cannot afford to fully staff an in-house IT department. When selecting a managed service provider (MSP), businesses must choose an IT provider whose offerings suit their needs and whose goals align with their own. Understanding a provider’s motives can help you determine whether your partnership will be one worth the investment, so it is crucial that you understand where MSP services came from – and where they are going. Read on as we dive into a brief history on managed services, where these services are headed, and why utilizing outsourced IT solutions matters for your organization.
Remote desktop support offers many advantages for businesses, from lowering costs to offering specialized services. Some customers worry, however, that remote support may delay issue resolution. For businesses in certain industries, like the healthcare field, prompt resolution of problems is critical to their ability to meet client needs.
While it may seem counter-intuitive for remote support to offer response times that equal or exceed the response times of on-site IT departments, the reality is that these remote services can provide the type of immediate response that businesses need. Often, remote services can even prevent issues to begin with, which is the best possible news for healthcare clients and other time-sensitive industries.
According to Forbes, when it comes to enterprise startups, having a technical co-founder can help your business out-perform the competition by 230%. However, if your business is consumer-oriented instead of enterprise-oriented, it was found that this statistic is quite the opposite. In fact, startup businesses that are meant to serve consumers that have at least one technical co-founder actually underperform by 31%. If your business is in the B2C (business to consumer) category and you lack technical co-founders, your technical knowledge is probably limited. With the world around us becoming more and more digital by the day, it is hard to avoid technology completely – especially if you are aiming to build a tech company from the ground up.
Nonprofit organizations traditionally face tight budgets that force them to make hard choices about how to spend their money. These organizations, however, also have legitimate needs that, when met, can help them thrive. Marketing dollars, for example, don’t earn money to pad CEOs’ pockets. They earn money the organization needs to fight childhood cancer, ensure a fair wage for women in third world nations, pursue potable water, and so forth.
Unfortunately, the benefit of spending money on nonprofit IT consulting can be a little harder to see sometimes. That might be why nonprofits often fail to stay up to date on security, data, and technological advancements that could benefit them. However, when done right, technological support for nonprofits can help these organizations to more effectively reach their goals and advance their causes.
A nonprofit has many people it needs to reach. Donors, volunteers, even the people the nonprofit is designed to benefit, all need to know the organization exists and how they can interact with it. In fact, reaching the right people is critical to a nonprofit’s survival.
Nonprofit IT consulting can help. For example, data management solutions can make it easier to identify high-value donors, track interactions in order to create more effective follow up with potential donors or volunteers, or even identify potential beneficiaries of the nonprofit. One organization used data management solutions to increase the number of human trafficking and child marriage victims it was able to identify and rescue.
Nonprofit organizations are often trying to accomplish a great deal with limited resources. Time devoted to technology may be time that is taken away from pursuing other organizational goals.
Reducing the load on nonprofits is one of the benefits of nonprofit IT consulting. This service can create, implement, and maintain technological solutions without compromising the organization’s ability to pursue its other goals. And, it can do so more effectively because these professionals bring expertise to their jobs that surpasses that available within the nonprofit itself.
Creating efficiency within technological processes can help organizations save money and achieve their goals more effectively. For example, saving time on identifying potential donors leaves more time for convincing them to participate in your organization’s goals. Identifying areas that can be streamlined, and identifying solutions that improve upon organizational efficiency, is the domain of nonprofit IT consulting. This technological support evaluates an organization’s IT needs and finds ways to meet these needs while reducing cost, time, and confusion in order to improve the overall functioning of the organization.
Every nonprofit is different. As a result, their technological needs are all different, as well. When you hire an IT nonprofit consultant, you can expect to receive support that is tailored to your organization’s goals and needs. Rather than offering a one size fits all approach, the consultant will identify your organization’s core technological needs and find a solution that meets these needs.
Whether those needs be staying within a strict budget, improving reach to target populations, increasing donor monies, improving volunteer interactions, and more, these solutions will fit your organization. As a result, these solutions will enable your organization to continue advancing its unique mission in effective ways.
Financial realities must always be considered when pursuing technological support for your nonprofit. The right support will recognize and honor these realities. wFor example, here at Texas Systems Group, we can provide solutions that are innovative and less expensive than are traditional approaches. As a result, we can enable nonprofits to reach their technological goals with the budget available to them.
Technology and technological improvements can help to advance your organization’s mission in meaningful ways. For example, your mission of raising money to feed children in a third world nation might be advanced by implementing security solutions that make donors feel more confident in giving their sensitive personal information to you.
You can expect your IT consultant to keep your organization’s mission in mind as they assist you with your technological needs. Their support will always consider your end goals and needs, making their solutions a tailored, and effective, fit for your nonprofit.
Nonprofit IT consulting is a great way to advance your organization’s mission and meet its needs while facing the unique challenges that being a nonprofit brings. It is not a splurge, and it is not superfluous. Instead, it can contribute to your organization’s ultimate goals. By allowing you to reach critical members of your community more effectively, reducing the load your organization faces, improving efficiency and cost savings, and doing all of this within your budget, goals, and mission, it can help you to run a more effective organization.
If you need assistance with your IT needs, do not hesitate to reach out to Texas Systems Group. We have years of experience providing forward-thinking and tailored solutions to nonprofits of all kinds. As a managed service provider, we are proud to help support the many nonprofits that are making a positive difference, and we can provide the forward-thinking support your organization needs in a way that is tailored to your specific nonprofit.
Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers’ mission is to advocate for fair regulation and to raise statewide awareness of freestanding emergency centers as a high-quality, accessible, emergency medical care option. With our extensive knowledge and experience in servicing freestanding ECs, partnering with TAFEC was a perfect fit for our company.
TXSG works to provide healthcare practices with our fully comprehensive BrightStar Managed IT Service and our TAFEC sponsorship also affords us the opportunity to give back kindness and appreciation to our Freestanding Emergency Center clients. Healthcare is one of the primary industries that we service and we pride ourselves on our expertise in helping organizations achieve HIPAA compliance, building IT infrastructures from the ground up, and streamlining existing infrastructures in order to minimize IT risks. TXSG currently provides fully-managed BrightStar Managed IT Services to over 15 freestanding emergency centers across the state of Texas, allowing them to allocate their time and resources to their goals rather than worrying about IT stresses.
On March 1st, TAFEC held their Day at the Capitol event that raises awareness for their healthcare model. TXSG sponsored a table to engage with our current emergency center clients, introduce ourselves to other members of the association and to show our support for the FEC cause.
Texas Systems Group can easily reduce your IT healthcare stresses and headaches by providing our renown Texas-friendly, honest and caring IT support. You are just a click away to becoming IT stress free! Contact us now!