Running a successful construction company is not just about getting things built. Technology is a huge part of any construction business, vital for planning and organization.
For construction companies, time is money. Success in this sector means being able to act fast, and rely on the tools that you have at hand. With no time to waste, issues like communication breakdowns, server downtime, and unreliable networks can be extremely problematic.
A managed IT services provider can take care of all of your IT needs. With longstanding experience working with the construction industry, an experienced managed service provider will understand your technology needs and your unique vulnerabilities, and work to ensure that you are constantly at the cutting edge.
What is a managed IT service?
Managed IT services are the management of continually evolving IT technology, administering industry-specific critical systems, and leveraging best practices and shared resources to positively impact user experience with IT.
Managed service providers (MSPs) essentially run your IT infrastructure remotely, providing the right systems to improve productivity, protect your business with cybersecurity, and look for ways to accelerate your business processes and help things run more smoothly.
Managed IT services are able to be proactive about dealing with potential issues before they arrive, and tend to be far more cost-effective than in-house IT staff, providing the equivalent of a full IT department for a fraction of the price.
How can a managed IT service help your business?
A managed IT service will set you up with the foundations to make your business a strong and sustainable success story. Phone systems, support, maintenance, and email are vital elements of any construction company, and an MSP can set you up with all the basic tools you need to maximize productivity. For SMEs, this is particularly important, as making the most out of the resources you have is a crucial part of the business plan for smaller organizations.
Automation is one of the most powerful innovations for businesses out there at the moment. Using AI and machine learning to automate repetitive, day-to-day administrative processes allows organizations to reallocate their resources to where they are most effective, allowing staff to use their skills to do what they do best. By implementing workflow procedures and using automation to improve productivity, a managed IT service can help you make your business far more efficient and effective. In an industry like construction, where creating greater efficiencies and speeding up processes can have tangible benefits, this is a convincing argument for bringing an MSP on board.
Tools and software
Construction companies tend to work with large documents from architects and engineers, as well as a huge variety of complicated bespoke programmes and software. Working collaboratively and effectively in the digital world can be tough when it comes to these elements, and having the right tools and software to do the job is critical. Your MSP can get you up to speed quickly with working in the cloud, providing safe and secure ways of managing hefty files, as well as setting you up with collaboration and productivity tools like Office 365 which allow you to work across platforms and locations.
Like many other industries, construction companies are increasingly at risk from cybercrime and bad actors online. Hackers and cybercriminals use increasingly subtle and advanced methods to infiltrate your organization and take advantage of vulnerabilities in your systems. Protecting your business against attacks is tough and time-consuming work, and this is an area where a managed IT service can excel. Rather than relying on defending against attacks when they happen, your MSP will proactively prevent incursions from taking place. Using their expertise in the field an MSP will identify your vulnerabilities, secure your data and guard against attacks with the latest AI technology and innovations in machine learning.
Whatever your business needs, a managed IT services provider will always be on the lookout for new software and technology to accelerate your business.
At VC3, we are driven by our relentless pursuit of the success of others. If you feel that a managed IT service might be the right choice for your company, or you’d like to know more about how we can manage, protect, and accelerate your business, get in touch.