For your Athens, Ohio small business, hiring someone full-time to handle the IT maintenance on your computers and servers isn’t an option. Therefore, you are looking at contracting out to an independent IT maintenance manager to come in and help with computer hardware maintenance, malware virus removal and server support. There are many benefits to contracting out these services, here are three:

  1. You can monitor the cost and stay within a set budget. When you hire someone to be on staff, you have to make sure they have other skills to perform when they aren’t maintaining the computer system to keep them busy, and make sure you are paying them for doing work. This can get costly when there are computer issues and they need to step away from their alternate duties. Hiring someone to come in on the occasions there are computer issues will be less expensive in the long run.
  2. IT maintenance contractors can schedule updates to maintain your system. When working with an independent contractor, you have the advantage of leaving all of the updates to them. Updates are unpredictable, but if you can have your IT support technician come in once a month to perform any upgrades and do software installs, it will save time, money, and headaches.
  3. Local computer repair is better than remote IT help. Computer issues can be complex and involved. Sometimes issues arise from hardware that needs to be replaced, repaired or updated. Remote computer repair companies don’t have physical access to your physical computer. However, local computer repair companies, like Athens Tech Guy can come to you, parts in hand, and take care of the computer hardware maintenance in a timely manner.