When you run your own firm or business, it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Even when you start early and end late, there’s always something else, another e-mail or task, nagging for your attention. If you want to be productive, and ultimately successful, it’s important to prioritise what tasks you’ll allow to fill your schedule.

Not everything needs to be or should be done by you, however we understand it is easier said than done.

One of the issues we frequently see business owners struggle with is to delegate the tasks they don’t need to be doing. “It’s faster if I just do it” and “They won’t do it like I do” are two statements we often hear. For some tasks, that’s probably true, and those should stay on your plate.

When it comes to IT and technology, there are always several tasks business owners are doing themselves that they could and should hand off to someone else.

Some are obvious, like security. Quality cyber security requires 24/7 monitoring, and it’s unrealistic for busy firm owners and business owners to be able to handle that effectively. They simply have too much to do!

Another mistake is when they hand it off to an employee, family member or friend to do it for them. These people are typically not qualified to protect you correctly and they could unintentionally, cause you to suffer a catastrophic financial loss that runs into the millions of dollars.

You think you’re saving yourself money, but it’s a false prophecy. Instead you end up shooting yourself in the foot, figuratively speaking.

However, there are dozens of other to-dos that you might not realise you can hand off to your IT company Here are 10 tasks you can delegate to your IT team so you can focus on running your firm or business.

  1. Fix or Optimise Wi-Fi – Whether your office Wi-Fi is down, you need to extend coverage area or something else, you don’t have to crawl around unplugging and plugging your router. Your IT company can handle it.
  2. Install and Set Up Microsoft Teams – If you’re using tools like Zoom, Slack and project management software, moving to Microsoft Teams can enhance productivity. It facilitates direct communication, project management and collaboration and has over 1,900 applications you can use. IT professionals can set all this up for you and train your team how to use it properly.
  3. Manage Staff Access – Your IT company can handle getting new employees their correct user access, immediately revoking access for fired employees or those who quit and everything in between.
  4. Procuring and Provisioning Devices – If you need laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile devices, etc., sourced for a fair price and configured for use, that’s a tech team task.
  5. Providing Technical Support To Employees – No more troubleshooting questions for you! Your team can submit tickets for a quick, efficient response from support.
  6. Set Up Dual Monitors – Want to increase productivity and efficiency? IT can set up dual monitors, correctly hooking everything up, so your team can come in and start working instead of trying to DIY it.
  7. Speed Up Computers To Run Efficiently – If your computer is running slow, don’t go to Google looking for tips. Call your IT company. They can help you improve your computer speed.
  8. Install E-mail/Spam Protection – No more filtering out dangerous or annoying spam or scam e-mails; IT will do it for you.
  9. Configure Office Equipment – New printer? No problem. IT can help set it up.
  10. Employee Screen Monitoring – Are your employees working when they say they are? We can help you find out by setting up software to track activity.

And the list goes on. IT providers can also aid with your professional body and PCI compliance, file sharing for external/remote access users, disaster recovery plans, office relocation, cabling and so much more.

Most firm or business owners we consult with are surprised by the number of responsibilities a tech team can take on beyond cyber security.

If you’re not currently happy with your IT company and what they are doing for you or would like to evaluate how you can do things better to help increase productivity. Then the best thing to do is book a FREE Strategy Session. During this strategy session, our team will get to understand your firm or business and how you operate and what your long-term goals are.

Then we look at your entire system for areas of opportunity and improvement. We’ll conduct a full assessment, provide you with a plan of action to optimise your firm for productivity, efficiency and security, and answer any questions you have.

Click here or call us on 08 6244 2556 to book your strategy session now.

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