Answering the Four BIG Questions

Company leaders across Northern Virginia are all asking the same four questions.

  1. How Can I Make My Company Secure?
  2. How Can I Help My Company Grow?
  3. How Can I Enable My Employees to Be More Efficient?
  4. How Can I Stay Ahead of the Competition?

If you can answer those four questions, you’re the king of the hill!

But here’s the deal…

You’ve been in business leadership long enough to know that there isn’t just one answer to these four questions.

Each of these questions is impacted by a number of factors including the economy in Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria, demand for your product, level of competition, ability to scale, financial backing, and yes, technology.

If business success was as easy as flipping four switches, every business would be an overnight sensation.

But that’s not the case.

The complete answer to each of the four “Big Questions” has buttons, knobs, dials, switches and levers that have to be turned, pushed, tweaked, and dialed in at just the right moments and with just the right precision.

It’s a choreographed dance with strategy, and some business leaders are masters of those dance steps.

Today, let’s talk about the technology side of the equation.

Each of the four big questions has a technology component that must be considered in conjunction with all the other aspects of running a business in NOVA.

How Can I Make My Company Secure?

If a business isn’t secure, it can’t be productive or profitable. It’s that simple. Security comes from a number of factors that we have discussed earlier. This article, however, is focused on the technology side of the equation.

Protection from hackers, malware, ransomware, internal theft, adware, and spyware is vital to your long-term viability as a company. But there are other security-related concerns that need to be taken into consideration. Fire, flood, storm, extended power outage – even human error – can all impact the security of the data and applications your employees use every day to get their tasks accomplished.

Protecting from the seen and unseen is the job of the cybersecurity professional.

Managed IT Security is a proactive IT services offering that focuses on keeping unauthorized individuals from gaining access to your system. This is different than the emergency IT call model, where an online security professional is only called when something goes wrong. By being proactive and monitoring 24/7 for warning signs – and responding to those warning signs – a company like Intelice Solutions will give you a fighting chance against hackers, cyber-crime syndicates, and rogue nation-states that are trolling the internet looking for a backdoor into Northern Virginia businesses.

How Can I Help My Company Grow?

Do we have magic beans to make your business grow?

Of course not!

(We wish we did!)

But here’s the deal…

Technology plays a part in company growth.

In fact, technology can aid or hinder that growth, so it’s something you want to have on your radar.

If you don’t have a team of Northern Virginia IT support specialists evaluating and making executive-level recommendations about your technology to mesh with your pro-growth strategy, you’re missing a vital piece of the puzzle.

It’s unfortunate, but businesses across Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria are struggling to achieve their next level of growth because they don’t have the IT assets and IT support to help them get there.

It’s kind of like trying to launch a rocket into outer space without the launching pad.

Technology and a NOVA-based IT support team are THAT important to your agenda.

How Can I Enable My Employees to Be More Efficient?

There have to be a thousand books on the topics of leading people and motivating employees.

What very few of those books say is that if you make it easier for them to get their jobs done, you will get more productivity out of them in a workday, and you will instill a higher sense of accomplishment in your staff.

Let’s face the hard truth.

If your employees are struggling to get their work done and they know that there is better hardware, software, and cloud assets out there that would make things quicker and easier, who are they going to blame?

That’s right – YOU.

So, instead of being the zero, be the hero!

Get the Intelice team to stop by, do an assessment, and provide you with their recommendations. You will be surprised what efficiencies can be discovered when you partner with an IT support team that specializes in helping NOVA companies be more productive.

How Can I Stay Ahead of the Competition?

It’s no secret that companies big and small are leveraging technology to outdo and outpace their competition.

It kind of reminds us of the cold war – each side amassing a greater arsenal of technology to ensure that they come out on top.

But in the world of delivering goods and services to the people of Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria, nobody is waiting for a bomb to drop.

What are they waiting for?

They’re waiting to see what their competition is going to do next.

They want to see if it’s going to be successful.

They want to find out if they can copy what their competition is doing and grab market share from those that don’t adopt the new technology as quickly.

Can technology be that powerful in a competitive marketplace?

It can!

The difference between your Northern Virginia business and your competition may only be a few percentage points in sales or market share. When competition is this fierce and the stakes are this high, gaining a percentage point of efficiency here and a fraction more productivity there could make a significant difference.

IT services like IT Consulting and Managed IT Services put you in a position where you are getting the best advice and proactive IT support that allows you to push the boundaries and go after the competition.

Want to learn more about how proactive IT services are fuelling NOVA businesses? We’ve got lots of helpful articles for you HERE.