What was last Christmas like for your organisation?
Did your IT department run as smoothly as you could have wished?
As we step into Christmas once again, no doubt you’ve had your IT Department rota carefully planned for weeks. Some team members will be driving home for Christmas. Others will have planned a relaxing break with family and friends. A lucky few will be holidaying abroad. One or two IT Engineers will have drawn the short straw and will be covering the festive period in shifts.
Everything is organised… what could possibly go wrong?
Last Minute Sickness Absence
We love a nice surprise underneath the tree. But a bout of seasonal flu working its way through your workforce is not what you put on your list to Santa.
An estimated 149.3 million working days were lost because of sickness or injury in the UK in 2021. That’s equivalent to 4.6 days per worker, and represents a huge cost to employers.
This last minute change to your festive rota could cause you a major headache, and not one that a couple of paracetamols will cure.
Reoccurring Gaps in Your Team
Demand is high for good people. Your IT Engineers are likely to be offered several new job interviews every month. An employee may only need to have had a slightly rubbish month to trigger the idea that the ‘grass is greener on the other side’- even if there’s snow on snow on the grass.
Skills gaps can lead to workplace inefficiency, with staff struggling to handle their responsibilities, especially over the holidays. You may begin to notice a common and repeating cycle of recruitment, that can impact both your time and your budget.
Guarding Against Cyber Attacks
Some of us dream of a white Christmas. However most medium to large organisations dream of having their critical IT security up-dates complete by the end of the year.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but cyber criminals don’t take a holiday. Attacks remain consistent with 39% of UK businesses identifying a cyber attack in 2022. Implementing the latest cyber security monitoring and response tools to ensure a happy Christmas is essential.
The end of the year is also a good time to review contract renewals and software up-dates. Depending on the skillset and the demands on your team, this may prove to be little more than a fairytale of New York.
We want you to have the same stress free, holly jolly Christmas, as our clients do! ISUMO provide organisations like yours with 365 day and night network management and support that often costs less than a single experienced engineer. Supplement your existing team with a multi-skilled team extension – if you lose 1 engineer replace them with 10 at no extra cost and with no leave or absence.
- Your ISUMO IT Team will cost less than an in-house team (let us prove it).
- Your ISUMO IT Team won’t call in sick.
- Your ISUMO IT Team have specialist knowledge, so you won’t need to recruit high salary roles.
- Your ISUMO IT Team won’t hand in their notice.
- Your ISUMO IT Team has no recruitment fees.
- Your ISUMO IT Team will transform the performance and security of your network (as part of their day job).
- Your ISUMO IT Team don’t take holidays.
If you’re thinking ‘all I want for Christmas is you’ then chat to our Operations Director Spencer Hanley. Together we’ll review your current operation and provide fresh ideas of how our ISUMO IT Team would transform your department for 2023.
ISUMO have had a great year. We’re incredibly grateful to our clients and business partners. We continue to enjoy what we do best, providing security conscious, forward thinking businesses with advanced Managed IT Solutions.
As a thank you, we’re making a donation to the ‘Crisis at Christmas’ charity this December.
Have a wonderful Christmastime from our teams at ISUMO, to yours.
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