How Can Your Chicago Church Get Help With IT Infrastructure?
Is your Chicago church in need of IT infrastructure assistance? Outsource IT Solutions Group has the experience and technical skill you’ve been looking for.
As churches and other religious institutions follow the universal need for enhanced technological services, one thing is certain:
Outsourcing information technology (IT) services to a reputable IT service provider is the best way to ensure a secure and streamlined infrastructure and reduced stress on church staff.
If you’re looking for assistance with your Chicago church’s IT infrastructure, Outsource IT Solutions Group can certainly help. But before we dive into our specific services, let’s take a look at why outsourcing IT is ideal for most churches and what benefits you’ll receive as a result of making this choice.
Why Should Churches Outsource Their IT Services?
There’s no doubt that Chicago churches of any size require just as much IT service assistance as other organizations and area businesses. First, you ideally operate a website, full of valuable information for parishioners and the public.
Additionally, you’ll need IT for daily office work: Printing off bulletins; making copies; managing your online presence; and organizing things like church records, addresses, banking, bills, payroll, and other data. Finally, you’ll certainly require network services, phone lines, and audio/visual (AV) services for your sanctuary.
While these things may appear easy to manage on your own, in this day and age, it’s unlikely one employee will be capable of individually handling everything that goes into your church’s infrastructure.
3 Reasons In-House IT Departments Don’t Work for Most Churches
- 1. First of all, this would simply be too much of an enormous undertaking. What would you do if your system crashed during the one week your IT person was on vacation? For most churches, the need would be for two or three employees who would have to be dedicated fully to your “IT department.” They would also have to be paid as such, which may be quite difficult, financially, for many churches.
- 2. Next, most in-house IT departments struggle to keep up with the latest trends in cyber security. Unfortunately, there are a growing number of cyber criminals in the world who prey on institutions like churches, attempting to extort money from them (or steal it outright).
- 3. Lastly, you want a company with extensive experience and training in information technology to handle your church’s infrastructure. It’s simply important to know that everything is in highly capable hands.
For IT companies, computers, data management, cybersecurity, and other related concerns encompass everything they do. Keeping up-to-date with these fields is of the utmost importance, and as such, they’re excellent at what they do. They also have access to the best hardware, software, and security tools. They constantly monitor their clients’ systems and work tirelessly to ensure systems run smoothly at all times.
What Can an IT Service Provider Like Outsource IT Solutions Group Offer Your Chicago Church?
At Outsource IT Solutions Group, we offer an array of IT services to meet your Chicago church’s needs. If it’s assistance with the infrastructure you require, here are the core services we offer:
Hardware and Software Setup
Allow us to streamline your church’s daily tech operations with hardware and software that meets your needs. Make everything easier — from improved audio/visual services in the sanctuary to better printing, copying, and data management in the office.
We often encounter churches with old networks and computer hardware. This means they also have old cabling, which needs to be updated for new systems and networks. At Outsource IT Solutions Group, we know the exact software and hardware you’ll need for efficient installation of cabling that will support your network for years to come. We will also configure all of your computers and servers for the new cabling.
Ensure the safety and security of your data and networks by enlisting our IT professionals to back up your data and install state-of-the-art cybersecurity software.
Ongoing Maintenance and Troubleshooting
When problems arise, you want to know that an IT company you can trust will be there will immediately. Sign up for an outsourcing plan that keeps your data and networks monitored by professionals at all times.
Put your Chicago church’s IT infrastructure in good hands by hiring Outsource IT Solutions Group. Our IT infrastructure solutions are second-to-none, and we even have experience taking care of church infrastructures in particular.
Often, the IT of churches and other religious institutions comes with unique challenges, which we are able to capably manage and take care of due to our experience. When you’re ready to speak with an installation expert about the services we can offer your church, please give us a call at (630) 225-3284.