Does it often feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Even when you start early and end late, there is always something else, another email or task, demanding your attention. To be productive and ultimately successful, it's crucial to prioritize the tasks you allow to fill your schedule. Not everything needs to be done by you.

One challenge many business owners face is delegating tasks they do not need to do themselves. Statements like "It's faster if I just do it" and "They won't do it like I do" are common. While that might be true for some tasks, when it comes to IT and technology, there are several tasks that can and should be handed off to the IT teams.

Some of these tasks are straightforward. For example, high-quality cybersecurity requires 24/7 monitoring, which is unrealistic for busy business owners to handle effectively. Additionally, entrusting these responsibilities to unqualified employees, family members, or friends can be a mistake.

However, there are many other tasks that you might not realize your IT team can take on. Here are 10 tasks you can delegate to your IT team so you can focus on running your business:

  1. Fix or Optimize Wi-Fi – Whether your Wi-Fi is down, or you need to extend coverage, you don't have to handle it personally. Your IT team can take care of it.
  2. Install and Set Up Microsoft Teams – If you're using tools like Zoom, Slack, and project management software, transitioning to Microsoft Teams can enhance productivity. IT professionals can set up the system and train your team on how to use it properly.
  3. Manage User Access Permissions and Credentials – Your IT team can handle granting new employees their correct user access and immediately revoking access for employees who leave, among other tasks.
  4. Procure and Provision Devices – If you need laptops, desktops, tablets, or mobile devices sourced at the best price and configured for use, your IT team can take care of it.
  5. Provide Tech Support to Employees – No more troubleshooting questions for you! Your IT team can submit tech tickets for a quick and efficient response from support.
  6. Set Up Dual Monitors – To boost productivity and efficiency, IT can set up dual monitors correctly, saving your team from DIY efforts.
  7. Speed Up Computers – If your computer is running slowly, your IT team can help improve its speed without the need to search for tips online.
  8. Install Email/Spam Protection – Say goodbye to filtering out dangerous or annoying spam emails; your IT team can handle it.
  9. Configure Office Equipment – If you have new office equipment like a printer, your IT team can assist with setup.
  10. Employee Screen Monitoring – Wondering if your employees are working as they claim? IT can help by setting up software to track activity.

Beyond these tasks, IT support and service providers can also assist with compliance, data loss recovery, office relocations, cabling, and more. Many business owners are surprised by the extent of responsibilities that a tech team can handle beyond cybersecurity.

The best course of action is to book a FREE Network Assessment. During this assessment, which doesn’t disrupt any of your workflow, your IT infrastructure will be evaluated for areas of opportunity and improvement. We will conduct a full audit, provide an action plan to optimize your business for productivity, efficiency, and security, and address any questions you have. Click here to book your assessment.