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Why Break/Fix IT Is Out and IT Consulting Is In

To keep up with an ever-evolving digital landscape, businesses need to be agile and adapt quickly. If your business is still relying on the traditional break/fix model of computer repair, you’re most likely holding your company back.

Break/fix IT seeks out solutions only after problems occur—an approach that is simply too slow for today’s market competition and hackers. In this blog, we’ll walk you through why the break/fix model is outdated, and how IT consulting can provide businesses with a better solution.

What Is the Break/Fix IT Model?

The break/fix IT model is essentially a reactive approach to computer repair. It utilizes an on-demand service that fixes your computers only after breakdowns occur, which offers no preventative measures or long-term solutions.

Although businesses may be still using this approach out of convenience, the break/fix model is simply not enough to meet the high-tech demands of today. For that, we turn to IT consulting.

What Is IT Consulting?

IT consulting involves working with an experienced provider who is knowledgeable in computer systems, networks, and software. This person or company can provide a full assessment of your current system, and create plans that are designed specifically for your business’s needs.

Unlike the break/fix model, IT consulting is a proactive approach that helps to prevent problems before they occur, as well as fix existing issues. It also provides businesses with access to a diverse knowledge base and the ability to customize their solutions to target different areas of vulnerability—all for an affordable price.

Why Break/Fix Can’t Keep Up with the Competition or Hackers

Break/fix IT can no longer keep up with the realities of advanced hackers and sophisticated crime. As businesses continue to rely on tech for their operations, they must also be prepared to face the growing and evolving threat of cybercrime.

Break/Fix models can only provide a limited range of solutions, leaving your business vulnerable to attack and unable to keep up with competitors. To avoid falling behind or succumbing to data breaches, you’ll need a proactive approach.

Benefits of IT Consulting 

Making the switch to IT consulting  can provide businesses with several benefits, including:

  • Affordable and cost-effective solutions tailored to your business’s needs.
  • Unbiased opinion from an experienced consultant with a diverse knowledge base.
  • Solutions that target vulnerabilities in all areas of your business, not just IT.
  • Opportunity for a partnership with your IT department for long-term success.

By taking a proactive approach to computer systems and networks, IT consulting can provide businesses with an edge in the digital world. With custom solutions tailored to your business’s needs, you’ll be able to avoid costly breakdowns, and data breaches.

Successfully Make the Switch with Envision Consulting

If you’re looking to make the switch from break/fix IT, Envision Consulting can help. With over 20 years of experience and a highly qualified team of engineers, we are dedicated to helping businesses increase security, stability, and uptime.

Our proactive IT consulting solutions are designed to help identify vulnerabilities before they occur and create customized plans to prevent any future issues, so you can feel confident that your security is as strong as it can be.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help protect your business from cyber threats and give you a competitive edge!

Envision Consulting

Envision Consulting

We started Envision Consulting for businesses that share our passion for building long- term and healthy relationships. While we might be technology experts, we’ve always known that trust, reliability and looking after a client’s best interest are paramount to succeeding in business. But in 2001 and to this day, there were few managed IT providers available that embodied our customer-centric values. There were countless support companies more interested in reacting to issues than paving the road forward for clients, making it far too difficult to build long-term relationships. We felt a strong pull to make something different, and we did.