When I think of preparedness, I think of Noah, embodied by Russel Crowe, in the 2014 eponymous movie Noah (not his most applauded work, sure, but hey, still great). Putting all religious beliefs aside, here is a story about a man who had a vision, one that seemed so ludicrous (building a huge ark in the middle of what today would be Iraq) that he became the laughing stock of everyone around him and even his family struggled to support him. As a high-growth startup founder, this might sound familiar to you.
Maybe you haven’t had dreams of a world engulfed by water, but every entrepreneur is chasing a vision, one that is not always understood by the world. Still, people follow through because as that song goes “Love is blindness, I don’t want to see”.
On your journey, you’ll come across many obstacles that could potentially sink your business so make sure to look for holes in your ark before you set sail. This is where IT support for high-growth startups comes in.
In 2023, the world is changing so fast that it’s hard to know what preparedness means. What should you specifically prepare for? For E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! And the good things too, not just the mankind erasing floods.
Everyone talks about cyber security, but what about compliance? When your data, network and devices are safe from external risks, compliance is how you prove to third parties that you have computer security in place. Those third parties will offer you shiny compliance badges that certify you are abiding to regulations set by legal mandates, a client or a specific professional field.
Even so, when launching a startup, compliance is not on top of the to-do list. In fact, most don’t even think about IT support for high-growth startups like compliance until their business reaches the stage where it’s attracting big companies that require it to sign a contract. Another thing startups have a tendency to do is fail. According to Business Manchester, the startup failure rate in the UK is around 60%. Don’t join the percentage of companies that have drowned.
To prioritise compliance from the get-go sets up your business for the long haul. Once you have your compliance badges, you’ll be ready for opportunity to come knocking. Don’t wait until you lose that big contract for not having the proper compliance in place to get it sorted. You’re only one 30 minute call away from the IT support you didn’t know you needed (thanks, Noah!).
Our solutions, rolled out in two phases, were game changers for a distributed workforce!. First, we consolidated disconnected platforms into Microsoft 365’s suite of apps. In Phase 2, new processes were designed for a 100% remote workforce in two countries. We automated and systematised all IT, from device purchasing to onboarding and offboarding.
No more hassles keeping track of dispersed hardware.
Security risks of hardware floating around eliminated.
Expanded remote service to include localized repair options.
Cost and time savings.
Since innovation is foundational to our client’s business, they totally entrusted us to reimagine their IT from start to finish. We consolidated and streamlined systems, achieved cyber essentials certifications in 3 months, and implemented our zero-touch deployment of Macs and PCs, including architecture industry-specific software needs.
No more friction and frustration, not to mention cost and time savings! IT went from being a nightmare to a dream – and now we’re working on an IT roadmap strategy to evaluate future hardware and software needs as well as optimize their IT infrastructure as they grow.
We automated and streamlined all things IT, from device purchasing and management to onboarding and offboarding to core app implementation (e.g., Google workspace, Slack, Vanta) and tackled SOC2 compliance from A to Z.
Zero-touch Mac deployment is now a team crowd pleaser, not to mention the fancy IT and media kit we installed in their posh new offices that work seamlessly, especially during new business pitches! What’s more, no big brand prospect is off the table for our client now that their compliance issues are in-hand.