Managing a charitable organisation is hard work. If you’re working as the technology division leader for any charity in Australia, you know how important it is to keep your information technology department current. The problem is, software and hardware is always changing. If your organisation isn’t big enough to have their own dedicated technology department, you should consider hiring IT consultants to help make your organisation run more efficiently. Managing everything from E-mail servers to tax and financial software is tedious, and you’re bound to run into errors eventually that your limited computer knowledge won’t be able to fix. In this case, it’s good to have experts on speed dial that you can call out to respond to an issue.
IE Systems provide IT Support in Washington, USA, and I was able to speak with Thomas, one of their experts: “We work for a lot of different organisations in the United States and Australia, and we provide around-the-clock IT support. Many other companies do, as well,” He explained further, “If you’re running a charitable organisation, you need to ensure that your financial records and databases are always working, and you need to ensure that your servers have good uptime if you’re keeping your records online.”
While I’m sure we’d all love to focus more on the charitable aspects of our work, it’s important to keep our technology running smooth. In the 21st century when technology has become an inextricable part of our lives, it pays to have good experts on hand to provide immediate fixes and patches to security vulnerabilities, too. Hackers have started to target organisations like ours in vandalism attempts. When you’ve got an exploit with your software or your hardware and someone breaks into your sensitive records or wreaks havoc in your business network, it’s valuable to know you can rely on someone to get the job done.