Although we’re well into the 21st century, we now know that hover boards, tiny meal pills and a Jetson’s lifestyle are not going to happen any time soon. On the other hand, we have mobile phones with the computational power of Deep Thought, and computers at home that could probably beat HAL at a game of chess. So, even though we’re still destined to plod around on our own two feet and have to deal with a slight uneasiness because we still haven’t moved to a ‘plant-based diet’, things have changed.
“Life? Don’t talk to me about life.” Marvin the Paranoid Android.
We now enjoy unprecedented access to information, instant connection with most people we’ve ever been friends with (whether we like it or not!) and super-fast business communication. Obviously, all this goodness needs technology, and technology breaks. As a result, local computer repairs have become an essential part of modern business life.
Are local computer repair services the new Emergency Service?
That question may sound a little flippant but without rapid and reliable IT repairs, most modern businesses almost grind to a halt. For instance, a VoIP system crash means the phones go dead. A server issue means no more office networking. And if you lose the internet then there goes the cloud computing. Of course, all these are worst case scenarios. Usually, computer repair issues aren’t quite this dramatic. If fact, with a good local computer repair company on-board, most potential problems are prevented with appropriate maintenance, security and backup services. Essentially, this is the best case for contracting an experienced external IT services company.
What to look for with a local computer repair company
Firstly, find a company that understands your business. They should be compatible with your needs. Too big and you may get lost amongst their bigger clients. Too small and they may not cope if you have an emergency. Secondly, ensure that their services cover all of your needs. In other words, you don’t want to have several different contractors looking after your system. Core services to look out for include:
- Rapid response to system repairs
- Disaster recovery and backup service (including cloud-based)
- Network Security
- Local computer repairs and upgrades (on-site and remote repairs)
- Support services available 7 days a week
If you’re looking for local computer repair services that are responsive, comprehensive and cost-effective, chat to Blue Sky IT Consulting and find everything you need all under one roof.