When the world of computers started, fixing them was often a hobby of the tinkerers of the day. When computers became more mainstream, these hobbyists started forming I.T. Support companies in start gaining from their passion.
There are a lot of I.T. Support companies out there, some big, some small. Almost all them, founded by a technical guru that is passionate about their trade. As these companies progressed, they had to start catering to many different types of technologies and companies. They had to become a jack-of-all-trades in the technology realm. Businesses could rely on them to fix all their technology woes, and more companies and jacks-of-all-trades came into existence.
But what about now? Is a jack-of-all-trades still a feasible solution? With most people having 2 or 3 computing devices; government regulation such as SOC, SAE16, PCI, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley; thousands of different types of software applications; a multitude of hardware devices, operating system, vendors, certifications; and just as many ways to connect and configure them… is the day of the I.T. Jack-of-all-trades gone?
YES, the ship has mostly sailed.
These days a good I.T. Support company must have people that understand the types of companies, the regulations, and so much about the host of technology solutions out there. Business owners want one hand to shake. They don’t want to have one company for their networking, another for their computing, another for their security, another for helping with auditing of regulations, another with storage, and another with cloud. The thought of that would give most people a headache.
It’s impossible to hold all that vast knowledge in someone’s brain, and even if it were, the risk of that person would be enormous. If they were in an accident, or stuck at another one of their clients, the risk of the business would far outweigh the relationship to an individual.
Instead business owners want to shake hands with the person (company) that will be able to handle it all, from beginning to end, from top to bottom. That’s what JMARK does. We have teams that focus on different industries and technologies. We have dedicated Virtual CIOs that work with all our clients to make sure their technology is helping them achieve their strategic initiatives. Contact us to learn more about how we can help grow your business.