After all, you are the “go-to” person, but you can’t do the work of an entire, experienced IT department.
You don’t have to do everything by yourself, and asking for a hand can improve your organization’s entire IT environment. Here’s what you need to do next.
Do You Experience These Frustrations at Work?
You enjoy helping out, and you want to grow as your company does. Ideally, you want to become the company’s systems administrator. You may have even looked into more education, but found that the classes offered don’t apply to your environment.
If you are your company’s “go-to” IT person, you might recognize these frustrating situations:
- When you need help, support doesn’t arrive fast enough.
- Taking a vacation means tripling your workload to keep up and catch up.
- Your vendor relationships make you feel like you’re a means to an end.
- There are projects beyond your expertise, and you don’t have time to learn.
- You ultimately want to do IT full time for the company, but it seems far off.
- Fingers get pointed, but nothing gets done.
- You may have security vulnerabilities, but you’re not sure how to address them.
Where Does It End?
You may feel that you bear the burden of your organization’s IT woes – and you don’t even have the certifications to warrant it.
Sometimes, the best solution isn’t one you can buy from a vendor. It’s added help from an objective IT consultant.
IT consultants support the “go-to” IT type without stepping on toes. They provide direction and stability when called for and present solutions. Helping you get projects unstuck and get things done. An IT consultant can be your advocate both in your role and for the business generally.
You need that. After all, IT isn’t a set of protocols and infrastructure. It’s also a key component in achieving your business’s best outcome.