As a charity, you are likely always looking for ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness, especially when handling many clients at one time. Implementing Charity IT Support is one way to improve business efficiency within a charity.
Regardless of the size of your charity, it is very likely that you will need to dedicate some resources towards increasing your digital efforts. This can come in many forms, such as marketing campaigns, digital fundraising, and IT Support.
Benefits that IT Support Brings to Charities
Outsourcing IT Support will bring a great number of benefits to your charity’s IT Infrastructure. Investing in an improvement of your IT Infrastructure can greatly increase the efficiency of your charity. IT support companies such as Texaport have invested in technologies and staff, which can help your charity gain access to services with more ease and help save costs.
Improving your IT Infrastructure and implementing more Technology in your charity can make things easier when planning and executing a digital event for potential investors.
Microsoft Teams offers a great communications package that allows your charity to easily communicate between staff, share files and create Webinars with up to 10,000 people whilst maintaining a high-quality level of audio and video.
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2. Storing & Securing Data
Charity IT support services can prove to be very beneficial when keeping your business data safe through the help of IT Consultancy. Charity data is very important and should be handled correctly, as a lot of sensitive data is handled on a day-to-day basis; if this data ends up in the wrong hands, it can cause many issues down the line.
With IT Consultancy, your business can find security flaws within its infrastructure and prevent your data from being hacked. IT Consultancy can also help gain your charity accreditations such as Cyber Essentials and help your charity follow GDPR guidelines to store data safely.
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3. Increased Workflow
Having uninterrupted work can greatly improve a business’s productivity. By implementing Charity IT Support, you will be able to have less downtime and allocate resources elsewhere, as any IT issues will be handled by an outsourced provider. Reduced downtime would come from improved IT systems as they would be more secure.
Not only that, but any problems during work can also be easily resolved with a phone call, as outsourced Charity IT Support provides round-the-clock services for any issues which may arise.
4. Save Money
Increasing security through IT Consultancy and IT Support charities can mitigate crises and save money lost on cyber threats. Data breaches can cost businesses hundreds of thousands per hour, negatively impacting them financially. Cybersecurity threats nowadays are becoming more common, increasing day by day.
Depending on the size of your organisation, breaches can cost up to £100,000 an hour. According to the FBI, on average cyber threats are costing businesses over £2.8 billion a year, with numbers predicted to rise.
By implementing a Cybersecurity incident response plan within your organisation, it is shown that, on average, you will save around £2.16 million compared to organisations that have not.
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Services which Texaport offer to charities:
- Office 365
- Cyber Essentials Accreditation & IASME
- IT Consultancy
- Cloud Migration Support and Management
Charities that Texaport have worked with
Hey Girls is a social charity business set up by Celia Hodson with her daughters Becky and Kate. The main aim of the charity is to tackle period poverty throughout the UK as no one should ever have to compromise their well-being.
Hey Girls offer environmentally friendly sanitary products with a ‘Buy one give one’ basis. Meaning that for every box sold, one will be donated to someone in need.
Texaport helped Hey Girls secure their Cyber Essentials Accreditation to bid for a government contract. This certification helped Hey Girls guard themselves against a wide range of common cyber-attacks. After this successful engagement with Hey Girls, Texaport now provides IT Support, helping keep their IT Infrastructure stable.
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As can be seen, Charity IT Support can bring a great number of benefits to charities across the UK. This can be shown through the services which Texaport provide and implement to charities across the UK. From improving IT Infrastructure with technological improvements to bolstering the organisation’s cybersecurity leading to increased workflow and data safety.
At Texaport, we understand the importance of these advancements, and we work with our clients to put a reliable system in place to improve their business efficiency. Our team has a wide range of IT knowledge and remains acquainted with the movements in the IT Industry. Find out more here.