Your business is only ever as productive and efficient as its IT infrastructure. While you’ve put a great deal of effort into finding and recruiting the right people for your team, they need the right tools for the job to truly shine. And in a technological landscape that’s continually shifting and changing, upgrading and evolving, this can be more of a challenge than many realize. It seems as though just as soon as your business invests in a new piece of software or hardware, a newer better version is announced. This can leave business owners and IT managers in a constant state of FOMO- worrying that they’re missing out on greater operational efficiency and that their competitors might be capitalizing on the very opportunities you’re missing.
At the same time, however, cost-conscious businesses know that regularly upgrading, expanding and improving their IT infrastructure can be a costly and time-consuming process. In many cases, upgrades can also result in downtime and reduced productivity while team members get to grips with new tools and new interfaces.
That’s where we come in!
What is Mac Management?
At Virtua Computers, we offer custom managed IT services exclusively tailored to the needs of organizations with an Apple-based tech infrastructure. We understand the frustration faced by many businesses in and around New York when all the managed IT service providers seem to cater exclusively to companies that use PCs.
Indeed, it’s enough to make you wonder if it’s worth ditching the Macs and outfitting your workplace with PCs. But we’re here to tell you that your gut instincts are right! Let’s take a look at why you should be using Macs for your business as well as some of the ways we can help you to take your operation to the next level.
The Business Benefits of Mac Over PC
If you’ve invested in Macs for your business operations, you’ve taken a bold step forward on behalf of your business. Macs come with a significantly higher price point than PCs, but in our experience, they offer more value to businesses due to their versatility and impressive specs. Macs may account for just 10% of active computers, but businesses that use them are ahead of the curve in a number of ways.
As this article from Business Insider from last year demonstrates, many leading executives much prefer to use Apple to facilitate their operational needs.
While they may represent a greater upfront cost, Macs tend to be more robust and longer lasting, meaning that the businesses that use them get more wear out of them. New versions of iOS and MacOS come out regularly and install quickly with little downtime. This ensures that older machines still have robust functionality, meaning that replacements and physical upgrades are needed less frequently than with Windows PCs.
What’s more, in an age where many of your team members will also have iPhones and iPads, the interconnectivity can be a great factor in driving operational efficiency. The ability to share files quickly and easily between Apple devices makes for much more efficient communication and collaboration.
Plus, the look and feel of Macs simply makes your workplace looks better while making your operations more efficient.
The Challenges of IT Support for Macs
Yet, while Macs most certainly have their advantages for all kinds of businesses, they also come with their caveats in terms of IT support and management. These can raise complications and cost inefficiencies when managing your own IT infrastructure in house.
When Macs are introduced into your corporate infrastructure, system administrators don’t have the same visibility as with Windows systems. Because Windows PCs have decades of corporate deployment behind them they’re easier to centrally manage.
But perhaps it’s the culture issue rather than the technical issue that’s the most challenging impediment to businesses that use Macs. Because Windows are such a dominant force in the workplace, most admins are more conversant (or only conversant) with Windows. This makes it much harder to recruit Mac admins.
What’s more, a network of Macs has exactly the same security needs as a network of WIndows PCs. And not all system administrators are able to establish this to give you the kind of airtight security your business needs.
That’s why, at Virtua Computers we provide comprehensive management services to address these very pain points. We relieve businesses of the need to waste time and effort trawling the area for experienced and dedicated Mac sysadmins. We provide fully managed and comprehensive Mac support when and where you need it most.
All the Support You Need at One Low Monthly Rate
When running any business, the more able you are to calculate and control costs, the better. And when it comes to managing your IT infrastructure this can be unpredictable. Repairs, replacements and upgrades can cause IT costs to fluctuate wildly month on month.
At Virtua Computers, we help our corporate clients to take control of their business costs. We provide solutions tailored to your needs that give you comprehensive support at one low monthly rate.
Maximizing Productivity, Minimizing Overheads
Whatever the size and nature of your business, we’re willing to bet that you want to improve productivity and operational efficiency while also driving down unnecessary overhead costs. We are dedicated to helping clients to do exactly that!
By managing your Mac IT infrastructure, we can improve operational efficiency and productivity, while also providing fast and effective tech support thereby minimizing the risk of profit-sapping downtime.
This means that you can relax in the knowledge that your team is always operating at peak productivity, unhindered by IT issues which can leave them stagnate. And because everything is covered under your single monthly fee, you know that there will never be any unpleasant surprises in terms of cost.
A Whole Team for Less Than the Cost of One Team Member
Personnel is one of the biggest overhead costs for businesses of all shapes and sizes. And when team members’ salaries aren’t justified by the contributions that they make to your business, that can become a lasting drain on your cash flow.
This leads to the unfortunate inevitability of redundancy and potential feelings of ill-will towards your business which reflect negatively on your brand.
At Virtua Computers, however, our goal is to liberate you from the cost of an IT team. Between their salaries and in-work benefits like medical, dental and 401K, a single team member can be an expensive prospect, let alone the several team members that you’d need to keep your IT infrastructure running smoothly.
But when you choose our suite of Mac IT Management services you get an entire team completely dedicated to supporting your business at less than the cost of one single team member.
It’s pretty much a no-brainer as far as your cash flow is concerned!
Comprehensive Solutions Aligned With Your Goals
Every business needs to establish clear goals in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace where enlightened consumers and businesses alike know that they can afford to be fickle. Whether your business operates in the B2B or B2C space, it’s likely that you’re always setting new goals and tracking your progress.
These might be operational goals like eliminating unnecessary processes or alleviating pressure on your frontline employees or they may be more strategic and growth oriented. Whatever your goals may be, your IT infrastructure can either work for or against you in realizing them. It can either free up your team to help them better cope with an increased workflow, or seriously bottleneck your operational capability and, thus, your growth.
That’s why x management offer IT strategies which are built around your own specific operational and strategic goals. We leverage Apple tech solutions to address your business’ specific pain points and resolve any issues which can cause operational bottlenecking.
Our services can be scaled up or down depending on the changing nature of your business’ needs, meaning that not a single red cent is wasted on redundant or unwanted services.
Protecting Your Business from Risk
Businesses of all shapes and sizes operate under constant threat of attacks from cybercriminals. Ransomware and other kinds of malware can send your operations grinding to a halt and bring your business to its knees.
And cyber criminals are not the only security threat against which businesses need to be vigilant. Often security breaches are caused not by sophisticated hacking techniques but simple human error. Even something as simple as misconfigured network settings can impede network performance and lead to crippling downtime.
Fortunately, Virtua Computers is one of few managed IT service providers that fully understands what it takes to create and maintain a highly secure Mac network so you and your team can work in complete peace of mind.
If you’re currently using Macs and want to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your network both in terms of performance and cost efficiency, you might need a helping hand. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help.