He may be anti-social, or even crazy, but Elliot Alderson knows his strengths. In the hit television series, â€œMr. Robot,â€ Elliot (played by Rami Malek) seems to have almost superhuman hacking abilities.Â Elliot’s a cybersecurity engineer by day, paranoid hacktivist by night. His skills have him in high demand on both sides of the fence.
Which is how he comes into contact with the showâ€™s title character, Mr. Robot (played by Christian Slater). Mr. Robot wants Elliot to spearhead a hacking project for his hacker organization, fsociety. A project that aims to bring down one of the worldâ€™s largest corporations, E Corp.
Itâ€™s no surprise that Mr. Robot recruits someone like Elliot to fsocietyâ€™s mission. After all, achieving a projectâ€™s unique goals is all about building a strong, qualified team, and then playing to the strengths of each individual team member for success.
Building your businessâ€™s IT infrastructure is a lot like that. Could you patch together a functioning IT infrastructure on your own? Possibly. Does it make sense to try and save a dollar today at the expense of potential productivity loss or other costly functionality problems tomorrow?
You could be focusing on the larger scope of your business goals while a professional handles the planning and details of your IT project. Here are a few things to consider before taking on your IT project alone.
Recognizing You Donâ€™t Know What You Donâ€™t Know
Anarchy may be all well and good for fictional hackers looking to take down the establishment. However, when it comes to your IT, organization and professional planning are crucial components to long-term success.
Which is why professional IT services may be the perfect solution for your IT project, whatever the scope. The right managed services provider (MSP) can be the Elliot to your fsociety, and help you take down the competition in the process.
Getting into a project without the experience to see all the angles can lead to potentially expensiveÂ downtime.Â Or worse, low functionality that plagues your business for years.
The good news is that the right MSP probably sees the angles youâ€™re missing and can help you plan around them.
Eliminating the Potential for Chaos
Trusting your IT project to the right MSP is like banishing chaos from your business realm. Not just now, but potentially in the future, too. It can be difficult to determine a networkâ€™s future needs and potential compatibility issues.
Setting up your workspace can also bring with it a myriad of cabling and other infrastructure issues. Generally, these are best solved using the benefit of massive experience an MSP provides.
Remember that fsociety didnâ€™t just recruit any old hacker. They chose Elliot for his specific expertise in their particular projectâ€™s needs.
With professional IT services, you get the benefit of having an expert design your project from the ground up specifically for your businessâ€™s unique set of requirements. This means no rogue devices or programs, no connectivity issues, and no unforeseen compatibility problems.
The right MSP can provide a host of professional services to transform your business. These include consulting, network assessments, cabling, cloud solutions, networking, and even upgrading your total IT infrastructure.
In the process, you get solutions that are secure, cutting-edge, and designed with growth and future business needs in mind.
Building the Right Team to Excel in Your Mission
Taking advantage of professional IT services allows you to focus on what you do best in your business. It provides confidence that your infrastructure will meet your specific needs once the project is complete.
Just as fsociety already had hackers on their team, you might already have an in-house IT department. And just as fsocietyâ€™s hackers didnâ€™t have the specific expertise they needed for this mission, your in-house IT department might not be as effective at designing and implementing your project as a hyper-qualified MSP.
The Right Professional IT Services Provide Clarity and Focus
In the Mr. Robot universe, nothing is ever as it seems. There are always unforeseen variables that affect fsocietyâ€™s mission and goals. Elliot constantly struggles with what the right decisions are and how to deal with his own unique needs.
This doesnâ€™t have to be the case with your IT project.
By hiring the right MSP you can avoid the chaos and headaches and stay focused on growing your business without distractions. We wish we could say the same for Elliot…