10 Mar 5 Great Benefits of Partnering with an Experienced IT Consultant in Puerto Rico
With faster and more frequent changes in the business landscape, it’s become increasingly important for businesses in Puerto Rico to partner with experts in fields as delicate and sophisticated as Information technologies. Consultants, in turn, have become an important part of our business culture. In recent years, IT consultants have gained increasing importance in the local economy, as technology has completely transformed how businesses operate in Puerto Rico and abroad. Keeping up with the trends and ever-changing landscape can be a full-time job, and maintaining a full-time IT department to ensure your company remains competitive can be very expensive. An IT consultant has the necessary expertise, can guide your company to become more efficient, and help increase your ROI. Here are just some of the Benefits of Partnering with an Experienced IT Consultant in Puerto Rico:
1. Free yourself (and staff) to focus on the core functions of your business
No matter what business or industry you are in, employees perform best when focusing on their core competencies. Naturally, employees work and feel at their top levels while working on what they do best. The frustrating and distracting task of trying to figure out IT has a very real opportunity cost. By leveraging an IT consultant, your employees can focus their time on their core job and increase your bottom line.
2. Benefit from help from a specialist
Having an IT department can be great when you need the printer fixed right away, but that same person likely won’t have, for example, the cloud solutions experience to help reduce on-site infrastructure and operational expenses. An experienced IT consultant likely has completed several previous projects similar to your current situation. Knowing that your business is being guided by an industry expert can provide both peace of mind and increase its chances of success.
3. Get an outside perspective on your operations
Technology can be a disrupting factor, not just in business, but in society. Just because something has been done a specific way for years, doesn’t mean it can’t be done in a more efficient and effective way. An outside consultant can lend a new perspective based on their experience supporting a variety of project and industry best practices, and help your organization increase growth and improve overall efficiency.
4. It’s extremely cost-effective
The value of IT consultants goes well beyond the cost reduction of their efficiency strategies. Paying for a salary, benefits, workspace, and all other expenses to a full-time employee can be very expensive. Consultants are often hired to tackle a particular problem within a specific timeframe, which allows for a more cost-effective and efficient use of time.
5. Benefit from increased security
Cybersecurity has never been more prevalent. Large corporations are not the only ones at risk; small businesses actually get targeted in the majority of all cyber-attacks and according to the US National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of small businesses that suffer a cyber-attack are out of business in 6 months. An IT consultant who specializes in cybersecurity can conduct an assessment of your network to identify possible vulnerabilities, establish data security protocols, and help develop a disaster recovery solution. They can also train your employees on how to identify viruses or other potentially dangerous malware.
Where to start?
Choosing the right IT consultant in Puerto Rico can be difficult because it’s often difficult to distinguish between different consultants. That’s why it’s important to partner with a firm with the solidity, reputation, and expertise that your company deserves. Information Technology is a rapidly-changing and complicated landscape, which is often best left for experts. For added security and reliability in your business operations, it’s pivotal to partner with a team that is committed, experienced, and above all #Trustworthy.
About the author: Wilfredo Vera Pujols, CISA, CDPSE
A skilled consultant in the areas of Internal Audits and Compliance, Vera holds a BBA in Information Services from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and a Master’s in Computer Sciences from the illustrious Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He has used his excellent preparation in the last 3 years of his specialty in Auditing and Consulting, Internal Controls, and SOX for our diverse clientele. Among some of his major clients are Evertec, Triple S of Puerto Rico, and Banco Popular, to name a few. We are sure that this ISACA member, along with the expertise of FPV & Galíndez’s skilled Consulting Department will provide strategic solutions for any IT and Cybersecurity needs your organization may have.