Sep 11

Industry Insights

Effective IT management: Choose an experienced IT partner suited to your needs

IT Partner

Whether it’s safeguarding your business’ reputation by securing critical data or ensuring that your infrastructure supports employee productivity, managing an entire IT system can be complex and time-consuming.

In saying that, when functioning correctly, IT systems can be completely transformative for an organisation. Investing in IT infrastructure can lower the risk of breaches, streamline operations, reduce costs and drive business growth.

Choosing a partner to manage your IT needs is a big step for any company but it’s one that can pay off massively in the long run. So, what should an IT partner do for your business? Here are some things you should consider when choosing an IT partner:

Supporting growth

Technology is central to the performance of businesses today. However, if IT systems are not built to scale, they can quickly hamper business growth - outdated systems can leave your organisation vulnerable to attack while operational issues can lead to a dip in employee motivation.

As an IT manager, it’s important to manage all aspects of the IT function, including facilitating business growth. An expert IT partner will take a future-oriented approach to your infrastructure and ensure that your IT strategy is in line with overall business objectives, whatever they may be.

Rather than relying on siloed systems or outdated infrastructure, the team at Novi identifies and combines the world’s best cloud services to equip clients with the tools they need to grow the business and achieve their objectives.

Proactively preventing risk

IT downtime can be a major issue for companies and has the potential to impact the organisation’s reputation as well as customer service delivery. Downtime occurs for a number of reasons including server outages, outdated systems and cyber-attacks.

This is why it’s vital for IT managers to mitigate operational risk; as technology advances, so too does the sophistication of attack. Unless you’re constantly monitoring for threats, you’re putting your organisation at risk of cyber-attack. This can lead to long-term reputational damage and huge costs. Experienced IT partners will ensure that your reputation is safe by pre-empting threats before they turn into bigger problems and impact on output.

At Novi, we actively reduce the chance of IT downtime by monitoring for the latest threats and implementing preventative maintenance. This ensures that your systems are performing at their best and are safeguarded effectively.

Domain expertise and knowledge

Effective IT management involves filling knowledge gaps in your organisation and keeping your team educated about the latest developments in IT security. However, acquiring in-house staff to do this can be costly and a drain on resources.

By engaging with a trusted and experienced IT partner, you can quickly get up to speed on the IT security landscape. It also means that you get access to the latest insights and domain expertise on a regular basis.

At Novi, we work with our clients to ensure that they have a comprehensive understanding of potential cyber threats. Our cyber risk awareness training reduces risks of breach or downtime by training client employees to recognise and avoid online threats.

IT management is a complex job nowadays. However, by partnering with an experienced and expert IT provider, you can ensure the security of your business, reduce costs and enable employees to work efficiently.

Read more here about how Novi can work with IT managers to implement scalable and growth-oriented IT solutions.