Is your business suffering due to slow IT service?
Other than the frustration that comes with having to wait around for an answer, poor service can create a whole slew of other problems - problems that won't just cost you time and money, they can cost you your business!
The True Cost of Slow IT Response Times
Small Issues Lead to Big Problems
Even the smallest glitch, if left long enough, can turn into a major problem. For instance, let’s say you’re receiving intermittent notices your firewall is off. It’s easy enough for you to turn it on manually, but you notify your IT department of the problem, just in case.
In this case, slow IT response time can put your business at risk, as what seems like a minor problem is actually leaving your business vulnerable to malware, ransomware, AI attacks and countless other forms of cybercrime. If what started off as a small issue now has the potential to disrupt your entire organization, imagine what a delayed response to a larger problem could do. With one-quarter of small businesses folding due to cyber attacks – can you afford to take that risk?
It's Costing You Customers
Slow IT response times are not only frustrating for you, but it’s also a deterrent for your existing and potential customers! Taking your website as an example, studies show 47% per cent of website visitors expect a website to load in 2 seconds or less and 40% will leave if it takes over 3 seconds.
In short, customers who experience problems when they interact with you will take their business elsewhere. Can you rely on your current IT provider to protect your customer base?
It Hurts Productivity
Did you know the average business loses 545 hours of employee productivity annually due to IT downtime? Or that the average employee typically spends 22 minutes a day dealing with IT-related issues?
Think of all the revenue you’re losing – not just to pay your employees but to the actual IT company responsible for fixing the problem! Most businesses spend roughly 3.28% per cent on IT support and services. Since small businesses typically gross less than $500,000 in annual revenue, that's a minimum of $16,400 you’re spending for bad service!
Demand Something Better
Running a business can be challenging enough without having to stress over slow IT service. Instead, why not rely on a RESPONSIVE managed IT service provider? Someone you know will be accountable to your business by offering:
• A Fixed Monthly Rate
• Unlimited Support
• 5-Minute Response Time
• 24x7x365 support
• Managed Anti-Virus solutions
• Hosted Anti-Spam
• Offsite Backups
• Proactive Monitoring
• Inventory Management
• Routine Maintenance
• Documentation and Reporting
• Strategic Planning to Align Infrastructure with Business Goals
• Mobile Device Management (MDM)
• And much more!
Stop putting up (and paying for) poor service. At GAM Tech, we pride ourselves on the ultra-responsive way we do business. We're reliable, accountable and entirely focused on providing exceptional service. All it takes is a conversation to get your business on the right track to improved IT and productivity. Click the button below to book a free consultation or try our downtime calculator to see how much you can save by making the switch.