IT Help Desk Services

When your IT department spends the majority of their work day resetting passwords, fixing internet connectivity or fielding questions from other team members, they have no bandwidth to implement your new ERP system or make strategic, long-term plans. If you don’t have an IT help desk services staff department, these questions need to be answered by you, or someone else whose main job is not IT. Either way, productivity suffers and key initiatives are tabled as you figure out why the printer isn’t working, again.

Remote Help Desk with On-Site Options

Offset your IT burdens with our experienced team and documented procedures. Most problems can be solved remotely, and often by the member of our support staff who answers the phone. As a result, you and your IT team are free to focus on what drives the business forward.

As needed, we provide on-site support for direct clients as well.

Processes Ensure Issues are Quickly and Effectively Resolved

Calls to our remote help desk are first answered by a member of our level 1 support team. They’ll work through a set of solutions they’re well versed in. If the problem remains unresolved, it is escalated to a senior engineer. There is no “teacher assistant” in the middle – your problem heads directly to the professor. This eliminates an extra step and reduces the amount of downtime your business experiences.

Unparalleled Support for Your Staff and Clients

For clients with proprietary software and products, we serve as an extension of their IT help desk team, too. If one of their end users experiences issues, we’ll field the call and work through remediations. We’ll work with you to determine which issues we’ll work on with your clients and at which point we need to bring in your IT team.

Like our traditional IT help desk services, this removes time consuming distractions from your IT department’s workload. You leverage our existing support infrastructure while continuing to provide the highest level of support to your clients.

Account Onboarding & Offboarding

We take care of all the IT activities related to setting up and closing accounts for your incoming and departing employees. We’ll follow a set procedure that involves things like creating user accounts, setting up security permissions, and assigning passwords for software applications, all based on each employee’s role. When it’s time for someone to leave, we’ll make sure their access to accounts, networks, and passwords is disabled, and we’ll return any unused licenses to the company’s pool. Just to clarify, though, this service doesn’t cover things like getting new devices or setting up laptops, phones, or tablets.

Device Management

Device management involves managing the hardware needs of your new and departing employees. When someone new joins your team, we’ve got a process in place to make things run smoothly. We’ll provide them with a computer that’s set up and ready to go, with all the necessary software already installed. For those who work remotely, we can even coordinate the delivery of new hire kits, which could include things like printers, keyboards, webcams, and monitors. Just a heads up, though, the client will need to buy the new hire kits and cover any shipping costs.

Now, when it’s time for someone to leave, we’ve got a different procedure. We’ll take care of securing any important data, backing up hard drives, and returning the employee’s hardware back into our inventory. However, if the separated employee doesn’t promptly return the equipment or if there are any shipping costs involved, that’ll be the client’s responsibility. This service doesn’t cover creating, managing, or deleting user accounts.

We Don’t Outsource IT Help Desk Services

At Protocol Networks, every call is answered by US-based personnel. None of our support is outsourced overseas and you can reach our emergency line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.