The concept of an IT help desk has been around since the earliest days when computers first went into company offices. If you can remember that far back, you probably remember the times when you’d have to sit and wait on a phone line to talk to a technician, or have to wait until your in-house team came to fix a problem.
Both solutions never worked well for various reasons. In the case of the old phone hotline system (which is still around), you’d sometimes have tech operators that assumed you understood their technical language. This only led to confusion getting a simple or complex problem fixed within a short amount of time. Even back then, any downtime due to the above was still harmful.
Then, with your in-house team, you had to deal with the possibility they couldn’t really solve your issue. If they’d been working for you for years, they had to admit they didn’t have real-world experience in the field to understand how to solve the latest IT problems.
You may have the same problem now with your in-house help desk. Fortunately, help desks are finally available from IT consultants. While you’ve maybe worked with consultants in IT before, you probably didn’t realize they’ve moved into the help desk arena to continue the work they do for companies.
Here at Infiniwiz, we pride ourselves in providing the same service. However, we employ all the essential elements that go into a successful IT help desk to prevent any confusion.
What elements should you look for in an outsourced help desk, and why should you give up the one you have in-house?
Better Focus on Customers and Remote Management
Business 2 Community recently noted six essential aspects to IT help desks that make them work on a higher level. The first on the list was customer satisfaction, which requires superior communication abilities. With that, a tightly integrated team is necessary for easier conferencing with one another when a complex problem arises.
When you add the promise of meeting customer expectations, the relationship between the help desk and customer improves. There should never be a condescending attitude from a technician when working with clients.
Then you have one of the greatest benefits of outsourced help desks: The use of the cloud for remote management. Rather than having to set time aside for in-house technicians to work on your computers, most problems are now fixable remotely.
We employ all of the elements you see above for a help desk that’s made for the 21st century. You’ll never experience a lack of communication, and problems get fixed quickly without intrusions.
Contact us here at Infiniwiz to find out more about our help desk solution and as a company source for providing technology you really need to stay competitive.