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Not satisfied with your existing IT provider? Being treated like a number rather than a customer?
Are you growing and need more robust IT services?
Sick of talking with someone half a world away who are not empowered to give you the service you expect and deserve?
Does your international business need local onsite IT support presence?
Do have an IT project that needs to be done but no spare IT resources to do it
Are you still hosting you own emails and files (network drives)? Are you curious about the advantage of migrating to cloud SaaS based email and file hosting using Office 365?
Do you want to host an application in AWS or Azure but don't have the internal technical skills?
Do you need a responsive supplier for your enterprise hardware needs such as laptops, desktops, monitors, servers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points etc?
PicNet's provides IT support that is responsive, knowledgeable, personable and most importantly allowing you to do what you do best; running and operating your business, with a minimum of fuss and IT hassles. We believe that to minimise failures and downtime, a pro-active approach to IT support is required. In addition to regular technical maintenance, we feel regular onsite visits by our team to checkin on your users and to talk to them face to face is a crucial component to a smoothly operating IT.
We tailor our solutions to include one or more of the following components:
- Remote Support
- Onsite Support
- vCIO / part time IT Manager
- System monitoring and alerting
- Regular IT Management meetings
- Projects to enable digital transformation
- Supply of hardware and software
Our team of IT engineers and support analysts whilst all technically capable, are selected first and foremast by their ability to communicate effectively with the “everyday” person. We are proud to say that our team are all locally based and PicNet is a great believer in fostering and developing locally based talent.
GOOD IT MANAGEMENT COMBINED WITH PROACTIVE SUPPORT
Good management and support are central to any successful IT operation. As the needs and complexity of a business develop, so do the requirements of the “IT Manager”. IT Support must be proactive and responsive, the former to maintain and reduce the likelihood of system outage and the latter to reduce the amount of downtime in the event of an outage or issue.
For years the CYCA's approach to IT support was a purely reactive “break fix” model. Over the long term this resulted in user frustration and more IT downtime as underlying problems were rarely addressed. Furthermore a lack of IT Management to advise on and drive an IT strategy resulted in an array of fragmented IT services and solutions that did not deliver value to the business as a whole.
PicNet provided a tailored solution combining responsive remote support along with regular onsite visits to proactively engage with the business. Additionally, a senior IT consultant provided vCIO to help scope, manage and drive interaction with vendors, IT decisions and projects to a conclusion.
LOCAL SUPPORT GIVES A HUMAN FACE TO GLOBAL CORPORATE IT
Multinational companies reduce the cost of IT by centralising their IT operations to take advantage of economies of scale. However this risk alienating some of their regional users in smaller offices who for various reason expect a more personal and localised IT support. The advantage to the business and to IT is that localised IT support gives a human face to what can be at time a faceless machinery and shows to users in these regions the business cares about their experience as well as providing the global IT team with more technical capabilities in their regional offices.
Indivior are a multinational pharma with their global service desk and IT team based in the US. Their local sales, marketing and finance team having seen the benefits of having onsite local IT support, needed a partner to provide part time onsite IT support for their local users and to assist their global IT Team in the implementation of projects.
PicNet provided regular onsite IT support to supplement this multinational pharma's global (offshore) IT service desk. PicNet's onsite presence provided local staff with a superior user experience and also the global IT team with a knowledgeable and local resource to undertake more complex hands on IT tasks.
SELECTIVE OUTSOURCING TO REDUCE MANAGEMENT OVERHEADS
Often it is not always better to do everything “in-house”. Activities to “keep the lights on” are essential to IT operations but do not add real value to the business. In lean companies with very little management overhead, it is easier to outsource service desk and infrastructure management to service providers such as PicNet, leaving their internal IT team to concentrate on other activities that will add value to the business.
Greens, an FMCG specialising in foods had a small but highly skilled IT team. With acquisitions of new business occurring every few months their challenge was how to deliver value to the business by delivering IT projects whilst at the same time maintaining a high level of IT support for its users.
Green's IT service desk function was outsourced to PicNet so that their IT team could concentrate on delivering higher value projects to the business. PicNet's team functioned as an integral part of Green's IT department.
FULL IT OUTSOURCING
For some companies it makes sense to fully outsource their IT function. This is especially true when the business is in a state of growth and managing an Internal IT team and growing it will be a major undertaking requiring lots of management time. Outsourcing your entire IT brings with it risks, but these can be managed if the business has an IT Manager that is both technology savvy and able to work with the business to develop an IT strategy that can then be implemented by the outsource service provider.
DMS Maritime was a growing organisation. Their core business was providing a range of maritime related services to Defence and other Australian government agencies. Although IT was critical to the operations of their business, it was not their core business and management wanted to keep their IT department as lean as possible whilst still providing their users with responsive and modern IT services and support.
For a period of over 10 years, PicNet functioned as DMS Maritime's (DMS) IT department, providing a team of engineers and analysts and to support and manage all of DMS’ IT infrastructure and provide support to hundreds of DMS' staff in over a dozen location around Australia. This allowed DMS to only have an IT manager as their single internal IT staff, acting in a management / director role to drive the IT strategy.