Five for Five: 5 Updates You Can Read in 5 Minutes

Check out these 5 highlights from February!

 Is it Enough to Just Get "Enough" Out of I.T.?

If you are like most businesses- technology and technology success is critical to the operation of your business and you likely spend a good amount of money on your technology. 

So if it is a critical component and financial commitment- is it enough to just get "enough" out of your I.T.? Is your technology truly providing your organization value? Or is it just accomplishing the basics?  

Your technology shouldn't just do the bare minimum for your business. Your technology should aid in the success of your organization. 

Here are 3 vital components that your I.T. provider should be helping you accomplish with your technology. 

  1. Working to have less technical issues- not a lot of trumpeting about how many issues they solved. And when the issues do arise, because they likely will, responding quickly and efficiently. 
  2. Making your business a hard target, keeping it safe, minimizing cyber risk and damage. Your I.T. department should be more than just reactive- they should be proactive.
  3. Leverage your technology. Meaning, helping you get more out of technology in order to make the business run better, more competitive, efficient, effective, profitable. to be more efficient and create better business outcomes.

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Don't Find Out at the Wrong Moment That Your I.T. Provider Doesn't Have It All Taken Care Of

You most likely are assuming, and hoping it’s all good and that your I.T. person or the company you’ve hired- has it under control. As a business leader you most likely do not want to spend time daily, or even weekly, thinking about technology. And truthfully- you shouldn’t have to.  

So how do you know if your I.T. department has it under control? The short answer is- you can’t and you won’t, unless you start asking yourself these questions on the front end. 

Read the full blog to learn more about the questions you should be asking!

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What's Happening at The IT Company?

This month, The IT Company joined The University of Tennessee College of Engineering for their Engineering Expo. We loved getting to meet aspiring young professionals and share about The IT Company. 

Thank you to The University of Tennessee for such a wonderful opportunity!

Catch Up on our Made Right Here Podcast!

Catch up on the latest episodes of our Knoxville business leaders’ podcast, Made Right Here

Terry Turner of All Occasions Party Rentals 

Jim Caughorn of Graphic Creations

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring part two with Jim Caughorn of Graphic Creations,  Chris Martin of Knoxville Leadership Foundation,and John Sharpe of Staff Source.

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Customer Success 

This month ERISA Services celebrated the anniversary of Administrator, Brittany Linebaugh! Congratulations to Brittany on a successful first year with ERISA Services!  

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