How to Convince Your Boss to Supplement Your IT Efforts

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When you’re doing a great job, your CEO doesn’t notice.

That’s an annoying component of your IT job but, rest assured, you’ll get their attention when your performance is off.

Take the issue of data loss and downtime, the unfortunate fact is that the costs incurred for a business interruption can spell the end to any small business. According to consulting firms IDC and Carbonite, downtime issues can potentially cost businesses from $82,000 to $256,000…for a single outage.

If you’re employed by an SMB, where your tasks are doubling but you’re still only one person, you need IT supplementary assistance. 

Truly Customizable IT Support

Gulf South Technology Solutions is that rare IT consulting and managed IT provider that offers à la carte options which allow you to get the help you need as you need it.

Our services offerings focus on, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Office 365 migrations, licensing and tenant management
  • Hardware and software consulting, sales, migration, and implementation
  • Inventory and asset management
  • Break/fix 
  • Software development
  • Hosting
  • Cloud services
  • Data backup/disaster recovery
  • Website design
  • Network design
  • Consulting
  • Special projects

Convince Your Boss To Budget For It Assistance

You might be concerned that asking for assistance indicates you aren’t qualified for your job; this valid concern is often voiced to us by frustrated IT specialists. But if you present a well-thought-out and money-saving rationale to your firm’s decision-maker, your proposal will likely be praised.

Audit Your Current Workload

First, audit your workload. Show management just how much work your team has been assigned, and how productive you’ve been. Your boss will (naturally) want to assess your team’s current performance before making further investments.

Give Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse

Asking your CEO to spend extra money isn’t likely to leave a positive impression, unless you back the request up with irrefutable data. We’ve put together a short infographic showing the value of selective services that can be custom-crafted to fit your needs without over investing.

Present it to your boss; all the money-saving proof is right here.

By making the case that leveraging an à la carte service will save money for the business, your CEO will have a hard time refusing — especially when you compare the service to the alternatives: hiring a new employee, or switching to a new service altogether.

Layman’s Terms, Please

IT jargon can be confusing, even downright annoying to people in authority with many other concerns. The language is intimidating, and grandstanding with your impressive IT vocabulary might offend, if not completely backfire. Be concise and clear. Outline the facts, highlight the benefits, and make sure your request is readily understandable. Our downloadable infographic above can certainly help here too.

Call us if you’d like more detailed information on our à la carte services. We’d love to discuss how we can support your IT efforts and make you look like the rock star you are.

Not ready to chat? Download our Dream Team Resume to see how we’ve supported IT professionals like yourself, and easily make the case to the decision-maker at your company that partnered IT saves money.

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