Invision has been in the Kansas City market since 2001. But, our IT experts are noticing that Kansas City business owners are starting to use IT consulting in a different way—to be more competitive in their respective marketplaces. Yes, they are supplementing product and service improvements while using technology to get ahead. Interesting, right? Indeed. And, smart.
After all, technology reaches every aspect of your business. While you might sell pet supplies, think of all the technology required to do so, from inventory purchases and management, shipping, advertising and marketing, accounting and more. It all takes a network, hardware and software. Then, there is cybersecurity on top of it to protect your company’s, employees’ and customers’ private information.
Global corporations employ hundreds or thousands of IT consultants and support technicians. But other businesses can be just as tech savvy by using IT consulting. That is what Kansas City business owners are realizing. Investing in IT consulting brings measurable value via the expertise, new perspectives, additional capacity and insight into their industries.
Business Owners are Changing the Way They View IT Consulting
There was a time when our IT consulting clients viewed us as emergency responders, calling Invision when something was wrong with their technology. That still happens today, but emergency calls are evened out with strategy calls. In other words, what else can their technology do to make them more competitive? What ideas can our IT experts bring to the table to increase efficiency? Are we being smart with our cybersecurity?
IT consulting can be transformative for a Kansas City business. Just like accountants and human resource specialists, IT consultants are imperative to keeping up to speed in technology and in compliance with cybersecurity best practices.
Smart Business Owners Surround Themselves with Smart Experts
Business owners are experts in their market, products, services and running companies. Are they experts in cybersecurity? IT hardware and software? Network systems? Usually not. You may have a sense something is off with your technology. You might get blindsided by a network breach. One of your employees could open the wrong email and infect your entire network with a virus, or have your data withheld for ransom.
Your employees are human and will make mistakes. Networks and hardware are machines and will break. Cyber criminals stay a step ahead of security and constantly prowl for vulnerabilities. Just like you wouldn’t go to a mechanic to fix a broken bone, or attempt to cast it yourself, you leave the specialty services to the experts.
Business Owners are Skilled at Finding Better Solutions
You don’t know what you don’t know. Consulting with an IT expert will show you where technology gaps exist in your business. An IT consultant draws on extensive experience, not just in your industry, but also in others, to find better solutions to general and specific business functions and operations. How many times have you solved a problem by walking away and consulting with another person who gives a fresh perspective? IT consulting is like that.
IT Consulting has Measurable ROI
Business owners are averse to spending money on things that don’t provide a measurable return on their investment. When you hire an expert IT consultant, they will be able to provide hard data on the benefits of upgrading your technology, protecting it with better cybersecurity tools and processes, as well as estimates in efficiencies.
An extreme example, but very possible in today’s world, is investing in an IT consultant to assess your network and security, developing and implementing a plan to make both world class. In an RFP, you’re able to tout your company’s cybersecurity protocol, which is superior to your competitors’ efforts. Who wins the business? You.
Building a Long-Term Partnership with an IT Consultant Invests in Your Success
All long-term business relationships, when positive, will also positively affect your business as these partners become invested in your company’s success.
Ready to turn your technology into a competitive advantage in your industry? We know our IT consultants are. Let’s discuss the possibilities we can bring to your company. Contact us today.