B-Comp Tech-Talk: Technical Jargon Explained

This Month: What is IT?  

Welcome to B-Comp Tech-Talk: a monthly blog series that explains technical jargon in simple terms. Last month we focused on the definition of bandwidth. This month we will explain IT.   

The acronym IT stands for information technology. IT is a broad umbrella term that refers to the management and continual flow of electronic information among servers, networks, computers, clouds, users and even customers within a company or organization. An IT professional will handle a variety of tasks surrounding computer hardware, software applications, operating systems, databases and much more. Security of these systems is of paramount importance, especially if your business collects customer information or deals with other highly sensitive information.

IT professionals can provide help desk support, data center maintenance, server maintenance, Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity and many other services to keep the business running smoothly. Every IT role is very important – even if the job seems as simple as correcting a slow internet connection speed. Any time there is a loss of productivity in the workplace or a breakdown in communications internally or with customers, the company’s revenue flow can suffer. Investing in a quick-acting and highly competent IT team can save your company money in the long run.

Because IT is such an all-encompassing title, the career paths within this field are varied. Your company may require several different employees to meet your business goals. Some examples include:

  • Database administrator
  • Help desk technician
  • Network administrator
  • IT security specialist
  • IT manager or project manager
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Network architect

Broad Scope, 24/7 IT Help in Broomfield with B-Comp Services

Unfortunately, IT is a 24/7 job. It’s not realistic for smaller companies to hire enough personnel with the varied skills necessary to provide around the clock IT support. In these cases, it may be helpful to enlist the services of an external IT support company. Outsourcing IT services to B-Comp Services can keep your business systems in check by helping establish an uninterrupted flow of information. We don’t have to be physically on-site to provide this support; we offer remote support, allowing us to fix problems any time, day or night. There are many different levels of IT support that we can provide, from IT consulting to total IT management and everything in between. To learn more about your options for IT outsourcing in Broomfield, contact B-Comp Services at (303) 282-4934.