Why now is a smart time to outsource your IT

Now, more than ever, Northeast Ohio businesses are outsourcing their IT. Here’s why:

Technology takes up time and resources that many companies can no longer allocate for. Whether it’s continuously updating software and programs, fixing broken computers and hardware, keeping networks online, or safeguarding critical data from the increased risk of a cyber-attack, staying up to date with technology requires a great deal of time, expertise, and staff hours.

With many businesses just now getting back to normal, executives are finding they are not prepared to deal with these technology demands. Employees already have too much on their plates. Even businesses that have their own in-house IT technician are finding that their technology is too much for one person to handle alone.

In addition, executives are finding that budgeting for IT can be extremely difficult right now. This is because technology is evolving faster than ever and companies need to constantly update their IT to stay competitive within their industries. Furthermore, compliance laws and cyber threats require businesses to have the highest level of data security in place and to monitor their systems 24/7 to prevent a data breach or ransomware attack.

Outsourcing your IT eliminates these problems (and many others)!

Outsourcing your IT services to a company like PCR Business Systems helps you:

  • Save Time

IT Managed Service Providers like PCR Business Systems have an entire team of IT specialists dedicated to your helping business. This allows you and your staff to focus on doing your jobs.

  • Eliminate downtime

Outsourced IT companies like PCR monitor your networks around the clock to keep your business online and operational. In addition, PCR has the fastest helpdesk in Northeast Ohio. So, if a problem does arise, we are only a call or email away from fixing the issue right away.

  • Rest easy

Professional outsourced IT providers in Akron, OH specialize in cyber security services. PCR Business Systems is SOC 2, Type 2 Certified—meaning that we have been audited by a third party to guarantee we have the highest levels of security controls in place. This is extremely important for companies that have critical client data they must protect, and compliance laws they must follow.

  • Budget your IT 

Akron outsourced IT companies generally offer flat rate, all-inclusive IT services that come with no additional fees — making it easy for you to plan your annual IT budget.

 

Interested in learning more about how outsourcing your IT can help your business?

Contact PCR President, Pat Carroll directly or schedule a FREE 10-minute call.

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Even if you aren’t looking to outsource your IT, Pat can help answer any questions you have about your company’s technology.

We Are Hiring! (On-Site IT Support Specialist)

PCR Business Systems is one of the fastest growing Information Technology Service Providers in the Akron area. We offer exciting opportunities for career advancement in an environment where you can showcase and hone your skills, while working alongside talented and like-minded individuals.

We are a close-knit group who enjoy a good company BBQ, an occasional craft beer after work, and who are all supportive of each other in helping achieve one common goal—to provide IT service that is nothing short of excellent.


Sound like you would be a good fit? Here’s what we’re looking for…

 

The Opportunity… Full-Time On-site Support Specialist

Job Description… The role of the On-site Support Specialist is to provide exemplary technical support and troubleshooting on-site at client locations. Responsibilities include:

  • Clean, professional appearance. Ability to project a caring and confident attitude that assures the client their issues with be resolved. Ability to build rapport with clients.
  • Delivering and connecting new equipment
  • Working with remote support agents to troubleshoot issues on-site
  • Documenting client systems with pictures, floor plans, etc
  • Review assigned tickets and make sure you are prepared for the day’s calls. Have all required equipment loaded and ready
  • Document all work performed in the ticket system and enter time spent on each job
  • Keep clean vehicle and make sure vehicle inventory is at desired levels
  • Follow/maintain all internal security and confidentiality procedures

The On-site Support Specialist plays a critical role in making PCR’s help desk the best in the business. It is essentially the backbone of the service we deliver.

Who we’re looking for… Eager, growth-minded individuals who want to grow with us.

To be successful in this position, candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, information technology, information systems, or computer science (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience troubleshooting technical issues
  • Extensive familiarity with Windows Operating systems
  • Clear verbal skills, both spoken and written: ability to explain technical products and processes in a conceptual and clear way to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent writing skills for communication with customers in writing/email

Wage:  $13-$21/hr. based on experience

Other Benefits:

  • Health Benefits
  • Company matched retirement plan
  • Company paid certification/education program

Email your Resume to: amanda@pcrbusiness.com

The Company… In business since 2004, PCR Business Systems provides world-class outsourced IT solutions for small and medium-sized companies throughout Northeast Ohio.  Learn more here.

 

Hey there! We’re looking for an Inside Sales Professional!

We’re looking for a highly motivated Inside Sales Professional to join the PCR Business Systems team.

PCR is the leading Managed IT Service Provider in the Akron area. We offer exciting opportunities for employee advancement in an environment where you can showcase and hone your skills while working alongside talented and like-minded individuals.

We are a tight group who are supportive of each other in helping achieve one common goal—to provide service that is nothing short of excellent. Read more about our vision and core values.


Sound like you would be a good fit? Here’s what we’re looking for…

 

The Opportunity… Inside Sales Professional

Job Description… We are looking for a full-time inside sales professional to join the PCR team immediately! In this role you will be working directly with our sales manager to follow up on leads coming into the office. Job duties include scheduling appointments, fielding questions, following up on inquiries, sending out information packages, and assisting in maintaining the integrity of the company’s database.

This is an awesome opportunity for someone who…

  • Wants a company that truly CARES about its customers and employees.
  • Loves a faster-paced, NO DRAMA workplace where office politics, gossip and negativity aren’t tolerated.
  • Is extremely detail-oriented and appreciates people who take an organized, systematic approach to achieving success.
  • Likes to work in a small company where your input, contributions and ideas will directly impact the company’s growth and success.
  • Is a quick, self-motivated learner who wants to work for a company that will invest in your education and training.
  • Enjoys having conversations with (and helping) small business owners.
  • Loves building relationships with people and providing a true “Wow” experience.
  • Wants a position that will offer upward earning and career advancement.

Please apply ONLY if you have at least one year’s experience in an inside sales position, preferably setting appointments in a business-to-business environment. You must have a proven track record for success. To apply, please send your résumé, along with a cover letter detailing why you think you’d be a great fit to join our team.

Wage:  $15 + Commission

Other Benefits:

  • Health Benefits
  • Company matched retirement plan
  • Company paid certification/education program

Email your resume to: amanda@pcrbusiness.com

May Movement Challenge!

On May 1, several members of the PCR team and their families began a challenge to start moving! The goal was to be as active as possible throughout the month of May…

Our SOC Audit Is Complete!

We are proud to announce that we completed our SOC 2, Type 1 Audit and are compliant with the AICPA’s Trust Service Criteria for Managed Service Providers.

An independent auditing firm did a thorough examination of PCR Business System’s security policies and procedures and concluded that we have the highest level of controls in place to protect your company’s privacy and sensitive data.

(Click here for more information about SOC Audits)

WHY THIS IS A BIG DEAL

To start, it means that you can rest assured knowing that we will keep your network and data safe from cyber-attacks. With the growing trend of managed service providers being hacked, you can’t take any chances with your Information Technology Company.

As we discussed in the article “The Wild West of IT Services,” the IT industry is unregulated. This means no one is watching over IT Service Providers and no one is keeping tabs on how they store and protect your network and data.

Therefore, you must do your homework to make sure you are working with an IT Company who has the highest security controls in place.

We chose to have the SOC Audit to reinforce that we provide the best IT services in Akron and to show our partners that we will continue to take whatever steps necessary to keep their trust.

Email us to read the full report!

2020 Goal Planning Workbook

You don’t have to change everything all at once. If you focus on small improvements over time, these small goals (when aligned with your personal values) really add up and are likely to become habits that last a lifetime.

When I set my goals for 2019, I loosely used a process similar to what’s included in this 2020 goal setting workbook. This process helped me stay focused on the things that are truly important to me and not get sidetracked trying to change my entire life with a single New Year’s resolution. It was satisfying to look back at 2019 and see just how many of the goals I accomplished this year.

One of our core values at PCR Business Systems is our desire to grow. We sent this workbook to our staff to help them reach their own goals in 2020.

I’m also sharing this workbook with you in hopes that it helps you achieve your goals and appreciate all the accomplishments you achieve throughout the year. I hope you find value in it as I have.

Wishing you success in 2020,

Amanda Carroll

pcrbusiness.com