Remote working has become the norm across the UK over the last eighteen months as businesses adapt to the challenges of and restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most office based businesses continue to have at least some staff members working from home, with many organisations making the switch to full time remote working. If your business is implementing new working from home strategies, or you just want to make sure you are providing your teams with the right advice and support from an IT perspective, we’ve prepared this IT support guide to remote working.
As a business owner you will often face the dilemma of whether to outsource the services you need, or employ people to cover the key skills needed in-house. Sometimes, it makes sense to have your own internal departments and teams, but when it comes to requirements such as IT, it can often be beneficial to outsource, particularly if you don’t have the space or budget to hire people in-house. Though we could go on forever, there are 5 key reasons why we think your business could benefit from outsourcing IT support:
Spring officially arrives in the UK on 20th March and with it comes the concept of spring cleaning and getting everything tidied up, freshened up and ready for the rest of the year ahead. Spring cleaning isn’t just about dusting your office and shredding the paperwork you no longer need, it can also be a great opportunity to audit your IT systems and processes, getting rid of anything that is not working for you and implementing procedures to protect your data and enable you to work more efficiently.
2020 has certainly been a tumultuous year for businesses. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many companies to adapt the way they work and home working becoming normal in many industries, it has certainly been a year that has changed the way we need and use IT. Going forward in 2021, and what we hope will be a much more stable year, there will be an increased demand for remote access solutions for businesses that continue to accommodate homeworking, as well as an increased focus on cyber security to protect against the additional threats the pandemic has exposed. With that in mind, if you can only choose 5 of our business IT services for the new year, here are the five we think you should pick.
With many businesses closing over the festive period and staff taking time off, it’s easy for IT systems to get forgotten about. The last thing anyone needs though, is a problem come January, when it’s back to business. This year there will be the added issue of people working from home, so it is not only workplaces, but also IT equipment and connectivity within employees’ homes that you will need to protect in order to avoid an IT disaster over Christmas.
At Matrix IT we want your business to start the New Year on a high, so we’ve put together our top tips to help you prevent IT disasters during the festive break.
Solicitors deal with sensitive and confidential client data on a daily basis, so it is vital that they have the IT systems and support services in place to ensure safety, security and efficiency.
At Matrix IT, we understand the needs of solicitors practices and have extensive experience of working with a range of legal firms. This has enabled us to develop a suite of IT support systems and services that can be specifically tailored to the needs of solicitors’ practices. These services enable our clients to spend their time focusing on important day to day operations and looking after the needs of their own clients, trusting us to provide the technology and support they need.
Since March 2020, the world has turned upside down, with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing countries into lockdown, businesses to close and many employees to work from home. This time of turmoil has put a lot of pressure on organisations to deploy home working technology quickly and securely. This added demand for remote working has resulted in a busy time for IT support companies, as we deploy resources and provide guidance to enable people to work safely and efficiently from home.
It has certainly been a productive and responsive time here at Matrix IT, but can you say the same about your IT support company?