So, What Does A TeamLogic IT Technology Franchise Opportunity Do, Anyway?
Legendary technology franchise opportunity continues role as trusted advisor while also diversifying into cybersecurity, cloud computing and more
When the first TeamLogic IT technology franchise opportunity opened 17 years ago, the world of business computing was very different. The desktop PC was the operational core of small- and medium-size businesses’ operations, paired with an internet connection and often a local network complete with one or more servers. If something broke, everything went down until a vendor could come in and repair or replace the damage.
The founders of TeamLogic IT saw opportunity. What if there was a way where businesses could have a monthly fee and have ongoing IT support? That way they’d minimize downtime if equipment failed, and they’d have a partner who could advise on the steps needed to grow and protect, their IT platform. “This managed IT services approach is fairly commonplace now, thanks to TeamLogic IT’s pioneering work,” says Chuck Lennon, Executive Vice President.
An advisory role means ongoing and growing business
“Companies had ‘a guy’ they called, and that break-fix model had been around almost as long as computers,” Lennon explains. “Meanwhile, these businesses were routinely entering into contracts for all kinds of other operating expenses. It just made sense that an IT-related product could be created, so we did it. And now we’re in more than 225 different locations, so obviously it filled a niche.”
And in the process, TeamLogic IT changed how businesses see their IT. By having a seat at the table, a TeamLogic IT franchise owner can advise business owners on what they need to have now, and what’s going to be required as they grow. What this did was make IT management a part of ongoing business planning instead of an afterthought. It also made IT management proactive.
Cybersecurity, cloud computing and an evolving service model
That was a game-changer as system hacks became more commonplace, and cybersecurity became a part of smart business operations. Plus, the advent of cloud computing, novel 10 years ago and routine today, also heightened the need for a dedicated IT partner, Lennon notes.
“The businesses we work with, for the most part, don’t have a dedicated IT department,” he says. “That’s the role a TeamLogic IT franchise owner and his or her team fill. When we come to them with news about a potential ransomware issue, or other cybersecurity threat, they are grateful. When we tell them it’s time to upgrade hardware or software, they know it’s because we’ve embedded ourselves into their business and are making the smart call. What TeamLogic IT has done in a very short time is remove the tech burden from these entrepreneurs so they can operate their businesses more successfully.”
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 around 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 healthcare, legal and accounting. Along the way, TeamLogic IT has grown to more than 225 locations around North America and continues to expand in both new and existing markets.