The IT Team is Your Company’s Secret Weapon

January 18, 2015

12:00 pm

Most every company has an IT team, or at least one IT expert in place. Although their job responsibilities are key for keeping the company running smoothly, most employers still don’t understand how to keep them working at an optimal level. Not only that, most companies struggle with the need for keeping their IT workers in tune with the times. Training must be both consistent and constant in today’s ever-changing IT world, but most employers fall short of the mark.

The good news is, there are many things IT teams can do today to make their jobs more efficient tomorrow. For employers, the best way to have a top-notch IT team is to think like an IT worker. This means understanding the skills they need to have, from maintaining data storage, security and integrity, to database design and management. Aside from specific tasks IT workers need to know how to complete, they must be abstract thinkers who are able to solve algorithmic problems with ease and confidence.

With all of this, the elephant in the room is the inherent need for 24/7 network support. A good IT team will minimize network downtime, develop and support custom software using the same terminology and naming conventions for consistency across the board.

Yes, communication is crucial within an IT team, but also within the company as a whole, and CEOs need to recognize what the IT team needs to do to communicate clearly within their team, as well as with other employees in all company departments.

Although this may sound like way too much work, training the IT team can bring several important benefits. Not only that, the following infographic breaks down steps on how to train your IT team, as well as several venues to enhance their learning far into the future. An IT team can make or break company operations, but with the right information, it’s relatively easy to get the best talent in place for overall success and security, too.

A well-trained I.T. team: Your company's secret weapon
A well-trained I.T. team: Your company’s secret weapon by Best STL

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This article was contributed by Chris Beck who is a Content Producer/contributor and also a well published freelance writer in the insurance and tech space. Originally from Asheville, NC and a University of South Carolina Alum. I am also an avid Gamecock sports follower... I have a family of four including a twin brother, 6 if you include our Fox Hound and German Shepard.

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