Portables, Smartphones Create Opportunity For TeamLogic IT Franchises
Awareness of cybersecurity issues with handhelds provides opening for managed IT services contracts that are comprehensive and dependable
Read through any business news, and it’s likely you’ll come across a story of hacking, ransomware or other intrusion that is costly to the company involved in terms of lost revenues as well as consumer confidence. And it’s not just phishing scams on desktop and laptop computers anymore, either — more and more, smaller devices are providing gateways to intruders. That’s why TeamLogic IT franchise is focusing on cybersecurity issues as a part of its managed IT services platform.
“There’s been a lot of reporting about the ‘Internet of Things,’ ” says Chuck Lennon, Executive Vice President. “Homeowners are right to worry that someone could hack in through a modem that’s not password protected, or maybe even a smart TV or other electronic device. Businesses need to be equally aware of that vulnerability and often they are not.”
Promoting safety and security across all devices
When a business owner sits down with a TeamLogic IT cybersecurity franchise owner, he or she is getting more than an estimate for break-fix work and ongoing maintenance and support. The conversation about managed IT services means that their entire IT operation, front to back, is about to be diagnosed.
“We ask them how well protected their company cell phones are, and if they are using tablets out in the field,” Lennon says. “Those are basic questions and many times no one has a strong answer. It’s the kind of “wow” moment that makes a business owner and his or her team really sit up and pay attention. Then we walk them through all the possible vulnerabilities and, rather than leaving them scared, pivot to the solutions we can offer.”
Platform benefits clients, Teamlogic IT franchise owners
That’s where a managed IT services contract proves invaluable. In addition to providing a steady and predictable revenue stream to the TeamLogic IT franchise owner, it gives that business owner a sense of security for systems they have now, as well as what they may add as they grow.”
“Our goal is to be a trusted partner, someone who’s much more than a vendor,” Lennon explains. “Our expertise gives us a seat at the table, so we can advise clients about what they need to have, or maybe not have, in their IT universe as their business grows and the world of devices continues to change. The benefits to our franchise owners, and their clients, is huge and that’s why we continue to grow rapidly all around the country.”
TeamLogic IT is the technology franchise small and medium-sized businesses increasingly rely on for turnkey support. TeamLogic IT’s managed IT services contracts give clients peace of mind about their technology needs, and provide franchise owners with a steady, predictable revenue stream. The company now serves a wide and growing variety of clients in every business sector, from tourism and hospitality to health care, legal and accounting. Along the way, TeamLogic IT has grown to more than 200 locations throughout North America and continues to expand in both new and existing markets.