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$50,000/Year for Low-level IT Workers? $150,000/Year for an In-house CIO? Outsource IT Support Instead

Low-level IT workers make an average salary of about $50,000.

For expert advice to help you with big-picture thinking and long-term planning, you’ll have to invest three times that, $150,000, in the salary of a CIO.

Enterprises have the funds to fill their in-house IT departments with top talent, but SMBs often don’t have that luxury. No, instead if they want an in-house IT solution they usually have to choose between the high school kid with some talent, sure, but no degree few certifications and little to no experience, or no support at all.

You Need A Better Solution than Break/Fix

Okay, so you can’t afford top IT talent… but you can’t afford to just ignore your problems, either.

A lot of businesses make the mistake of forgoing any support until they absolutely need it because something critical breaks.

This is a short-sighted approach. You may save money for a little while by simply not investing anything in IT support, but in the long run it’ll end up costing you far more than any other option.

Neglect to upgrade outdated hardware and it eventually fails on you, and the resulting downtime brings production to halt and seriously limits your revenue potential.

Neglect to adequately protect yourself from web-based threats and eventually one of the over 300 million new pieces of malware that were created in 2014 will bring you down, and it’s going to cost you a lot to get back up.

Specifically, it takes an average of about $150 per compromised file to recover from data loss, and thousands of files are compromised in the average attack, so you’ll looking at the final damage totaling six, maybe even figures.

We’ll keep up with the lifetime of your hardware to make sure everything is replaced before it fails, and we’ll regularly assess your network to find and fix vulnerabilities before they’re exploited by cybercriminals.

Spade Technology provides the proactive support you need to avoid eventual disaster, as well as the expert IT advice and technical guidance you need to increase efficiency/revenue, all at a predictable flat rate you can actually afford.

Contact us at (508) 332-4849 or for more information about our IT services in Mansfield.