Consider a few factors before deciding to hire an IT professional. First off, how does your business use technology? If your company relies on computer equipment for smooth day-to-day operations, you may need someone available at all times to troubleshoot problems and maintain your systems. Even if you consider yourself and your employees to be technology savvy, are you capable of planning your technology needs? If your business doesn’t depend heavily on technology, you might be able to get away with having someone you can turn to in a pinch, without bringing them on full time.
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