A help desk can be an invaluable part of any company. It can answer the basic questions that would be covered in a frequently asked questions guide and any other basic questions an employee might have. That is at the basic level. The next level addresses problems employees are having with time cards or computers. IT support can come through a help desk. Help desks may be comprised of several people with specialized knowledge or a number of people with general knowledge. It is usually best to have experts on various topics on your help desk. Especially important is a computer technician. Someone who can deal with the inevitable problems that come up with computers.

First level computer problems involve easy to fix things like forgetting caps lock. That can be handled in a few seconds. Second level computer problems may be a program not loading. This may or may not be easy to handle. Third level computer problems involve the computer crashing or instances of the Blue Screen of Death. This may require the technician to take the whole computer to their office and run some programs to check to see what the problem is. It could be something simple or it could be something that requires a complete reformat of your computer. Often viruses cause problems to your computer. It is a good idea to have a reputable anti-virus software on your machine.

The more layers your help desk has, the easier it will be for your employees to find the answers to their questions. The easier it is to get an answer, the easier it is for the employee to get back to work. Knowledgeable help desk employees are invaluable. They make everything run more smoothly. Getting computer problems fixed quickly saves down time and helps belay the frustration of the user.

Using managed it services is the best thing you can do for your employees. IT support is crucial in a business. Most businesses use computers and when they go down, business comes to a screeching halt. Having a good IT person or service can prevent that from happening or quickly fix it if it can’t prevent it.