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Startup Technology needs

It’s no secret, the tech scene is booming on the East Coast and with boom comes the need for increased infrastructure.

So what does every startup need when well… starting up.

A great computer
Perhaps a calculator and a notebook served mom and pop shops well 20 years ago but now, everything is automated and the faster you move the faster your business will move. But that is probably a given… you have a computer right? Well, making sure it has the correct capabilities, software, and hardware is as important as having the correct computer itself. A professional consultation and set up coupled with a help desk for ongoing questions is critical as a growing company.

This brings us to your next important tool… your network.

On your network is everything from your internet to your printers. Here are your basic needs.

Phone lines.
It sounds simple… almost everyone has one, so why should yours be so special? Well, your phone line typically is one of the most important gateways to your customers. Setting up a phone system that is scalable and works with your business’s needs is an important part of everyday functions.

Internet
Of course you need internet… nowadays, what’s the use of having a computer if it’s not connected. With a business, just having a stable connection is not enough. Setting up a full network to ensure efficiency is important. From simple file sharing  to a large intranet, your internet connection will be one of your most valuable tools. Choosing between a DSL, Cable, or Fiber connection and then securing that connection is an important IT function.

These are just a few things to get you started as a small business. An IT professional can create a map that will build a plan for your technology system based on your company’s needs.

At Intelligent iT, we sit down, learn your company’s culture and then plan your project based on short-term and long-term goals. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your startup’s IT needs.

Are you ready for an office?

Your hard work has paid off.  Your startup has begun to see a profit each quarter and you’ve hired your first employee (thankfully your cousin Bennie had just the skills you needed).  Until now it’s been fine working from your dining room … but now that you’re looking to hire more people (preferably not related to you), it’s time to find office space.

So let’s weigh the pros and cons:

You will be able to get up and leave home every morning…your business will seem more real…Pro

Now however…you’ll have to get dressed every day. Con

The dining room table will now be a stress free zone- Pro

That is unless you invite cousin Bennie to holiday dinners- Con

Every meeting with a client won’t have to be at Starbucks-Pro

You’ll miss those scrumptious caramel macchiatos- Con

You’ll lose 10 pounds-Pro

So the pros outweigh the cons and your decision is made. Here are some other things you’ll want to consider for your growing startup.

As your small business team grows so will your computer network system.  There will be IT questions you can’t answer, nor do you have the time.  An IT help desk is a great way to get those issues resolved without hassle.

You’re thinking… I can use all the help I can get…what’s a help desk? A help desk is a tool that companies use to help troubleshoot problems with computers, networks, or other IT related issues. This is usually accessed by email or a phone call and takes the hassle of day-to-day IT management and questions off your shoulders. Corporations use them but they are also good for those will small resources and minimal IT needs. You have a shoulder to turn to when you need it, which can help you weather the startup storms.

We are New York-based and specialize in providing efficient, transparent, and intelligent IT solutions for startups, The Digital 100’s, and emerging markets.  Our passion for your business success is surpassed only by your own… We make iT one less thing to worry about.