From a smaller business with no IT staff to a large company with IT already on staff – is Cooper right for you?
You may have started your business out of your garage with two laptops and a dream. If you needed new software updated, you could easily do it yourself. Setting up a new workstation? Not a big deal.
Now your dream has expanded, and you have your office set up with 10 employees. Turns out those 10 employees all need updates and they all need to be connected to servers and to printers and to phone lines. It was easy when it was just two of you, but now all of your time seems to be spent running from workstation to workstation putting out fires (hopefully not literally, but you never know when you’re on your own!).
It’s like if you were collecting classic cars because you loved driving them. You start with one car and you do all the maintenance yourself and still have time to enjoy them and drive. Once you’ve expanded your fleet, you find all your time is spent keeping things in working order. You no longer have time to drive and what started out as great fun has turned into a tedious and stressful chore.
That’s when Cooper becomes your ideal match. When you have at least 10 or so employees working on computers, keeping up with things will take too much of your time and critical things like backups and updates can slip through the cracks.
What happens when Cooper comes in
They’ll come in and usually they do some “deferred maintenance” projects. The things you didn’t know how to do or didn’t have time to do while you were growing your business and focusing on what you got into business to do.
From there, you can work with Cooper to figure out what you need for your business. Have a strategy meeting to determine what’s next. Cooper can let you know what the state of technology and what the best solution would be in order to accomplish your business goals.
What if we already have full-time IT staff?
Cooper may not do your managed service set up (though they can), but they can be most helpful with the big projects. Think again of your classic cars – you’re awesome at changing oil and basic maintenance. But what if you want to do a complete rebuild of the engine? Or build a car from scratch? You could try it yourself, and take the time on top of your full-time job and hope that you’ve done it correctly. Or you could bring in an expert.
Cooper can come in and make things happen quickly. Getting a big project done and be there to help out with the technical problems to make sure it’s working the way you want it to. It’s something they do everyday, and the internal IT staff and Cooper can be an ideal match-up for getting the best out of your business.
You didn’t get into business to spend all your time making sure your IT systems are running correctly. But guess what – that’s exactly why Cooper came into being – because this business is entirely to make sure your IT systems are running correctly. Let them help you be the best you can be.