Independent IT consultants rely on their education, training, and experience to build their brands, but they also need to stay on the frontlines of the data security regulations that govern their clients’ operations. For example, a (something else other than beauty salon maybe???) probably only focuses on secure payment processing solutions, while a hospital requires extensive security measures at every level through the deployment and use of self-encrypting hard drives and PC identity management utilities. If you’re an IT contractor, you must be able to connect your clients with the products and services that serve both their daily operations and their data security needs. Softex can help accomplish this goal.
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Here are some tips for setting both yourself and your clients up for success:
- Continuing education serves as your most valuable avenue for improvement. While you focus on IT solutions, your clients focus on their own needs. They depend on you to be able to articulate and deliver solutions that promote effortless compliance. Stay on the forefront of industry regulations that apply to your clients, especially when it comes to data security.
- Never take shortcuts to try and keep costs low for your clients. This can be a common pitfall for newer independent contractors. They look for cheap solutions so that their fees are more appealing for potential clients, but discover that they eventually pay the price in damaged reputations. For example, new IT security start-ups make a lot of promises, but Softex has over 25 years of experience in the industry and a proven track-record of success. If you offer security solutions that create more problems than they solve, it reflects poorly on you, not on the provider.
- Help craft solutions that promote ease of use for the end user. For example, single sign on utilities help employees securely login to applications or websites without the need for time-consuming password management. Our OmniPass Enterprise accomplishes this while also helping manage active directory users.
- Provide adequate training and support when deploying any new software or hardware. You’ll encounter end users with all levels of experience, so have the time and a plan that gives consideration to a variety of learning needs.
As a national leader in security-focused software solutions, Softex is proud to serve businesses, agencies, and corporations across all industries.
We can help you provide your clients with the utilities they needs to operate in a better, safer, and more efficient manner. To learn more, contact a representative for assistance.