What Is IT Strategy Consulting?
Many businesses don’t have the resources to hire a dedicated chief information officer for their business. Americom can act as your virtual chief information officer (VCIO) and offer advice on day-to-day business technology decisions, technology roadmaps, software systems, cyber security, and other business processes.
Information technology consultants guide business owners on how they can achieve their business goals with technology. Many business owners need outside help with their technology strategy, cyber security practices, and software systems, and IT consultants are an affordable way for small business owners to access crucial support.
Some IT strategy consultants act as virtual CIOs or chief technology officers (CTOs) when business owners can’t afford to bring on a full-time executive of their own. Others offer short-term support as businesses build their technology infrastructure and make large hardware and software purchases. In some cases, IT consultants audit other IT providers’ work to make sure you’re getting the most out of your service.
At Americom, we offer IT management consulting services to help you create a business technology roadmap, implement security best practices, develop compliance rules, establish disaster recovery plans, and incorporate other technology solutions into your business. We are also happy to perform an IT assessment on your current provider’s work to ensure that they keep your data safe and use the best systems for your needs.
Benefits of Virtual IT Consulting
If you’re a small business owner trying to grow your company, virtual IT consulting has countless benefits that can improve your business long term. The main appeal of IT consulting is its affordability—instead of hiring a full-time, salaried technology executive, you can bring in an established IT professional when you need their help most. Your business doesn’t have to front the steep costs of hiring, onboarding, training, and providing benefits for a skilled employee.
When companies are trying to build their brand and expand their roots, cyber security often gets neglected. You might task one or two employees, neither with IT experience, with handling your network needs until you’re ready to bring on an IT team. However, companies that wing their IT strategy are at risk of cyber attacks, data breaches, IT compliance fines, and reputational damage. Instead of risking a cyber disaster, you can bring on an IT consultant from Americom to build a robust and secure network for your business.
Americom has built a team of top IT experts in the St. Louis area. As your IT consultant, we use our extensive industry knowledge to identify your company’s unique needs and implement the right technology practices.
Sometimes, business owners don’t see the glaring errors in their IT infrastructure until they gain an outside perspective. We can give you a second opinion on your current IT strategy and point out areas for improvement.
Improved Security and Efficiency
One data breach could spell disaster for your business. Our team will ensure your cyber security is ironclad and your sensitive data is safe from an attack. We can also optimize your network to increase efficiency and productivity.
IT Consulting for St. Louis Businesses
Americom has been representing businesses in our hometown of St. Louis for over 30 years. Our team is experienced in developing strategies for local companies of all sizes in every industry. Whether you are just starting out in your industry, ready to branch out from your current IT strategy, or stuck with an inefficient, outdated system, we can provide management services and improve your business.
Don’t let the high costs of hiring an in-house IT expert dissuade you from embarking on a digital transformation for your business. Americom will stand in as your IT executive and offer unrivaled advice for a fraction of the cost of hiring a new employee. Contact us today to learn more about our managed IT solutions and consulting services.