Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your IT
Technology has changed the way we all do business in both good….and not so good ways. Do you sometimes feel like you’re spending an awful lot of time dealing with technological issues? If so, those assets that are supposed to help you grow your business can quickly become a nuisance. What’s the solution?
Unfortunately for many of us, it means taking our technology to a traditional tech shop, where we’re charged to diagnose the problem, and then again to fix it. All for a hefty cost! Typically, measures aren’t taken to mitigate problems down the road, nor are helpful upgrade tips offered. Remember, their livelihood depends on your technology breaking down. They are not a business partner, they’re a vendor pure and simple.
Managed IT Services is completely different. The point of Managed IT Services is to keep your business running and growing. By outsourcing your IT needs, you free your time for big picture core business processes. Managed IT Services is all about preventative maintenance and resolving minor issues before they bring your business to a halt.
Here are some examples of what Managed IT Services can offer your SMB:
- Server Hosting: Your servers store mission critical data so it makes sense to keep them in top condition. Most SMBs don’t have the staff or expertise to care for their server. Outsourcing guarantees consistent uptime for crucial data.
- Network Security: In a world of viruses, malware, phishing schemes and Trojan horses, security is paramount. A single data breach can destroy your reputation and put client data at risk. Hiring a professional to handle your data security ensures your network remains safe.
- Remote Maintenance and Management: Often, you won’t notice the signs of degradation of your computer systems until there’s a problem. Many of the signs can be spotted and handled remotely with a monitored network. Systems software can be updated and problems resolved, often before the user notices.
- Backup and Disaster Recovery: You need to preserve your data at all costs. Whether it’s a security breach, or a natural disaster like a fire or flood, it’s been proven that businesses that don’t restore their critical data after a disaster are likely to fail within a year! Managed IT Services can set you up with a remote backup and disaster recovery plan to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.
Managed IT Services is a cost effective and efficient way to keep your business running. You’ll stay up to date with the latest software and protected from viruses, malware and spyware with automatic updates. Remote monitoring of your network can address issues before they turn into problems and, with a monitored backup and disaster recovery plan, you can rest assured your business will be up and running quickly in the event the unthinkable happens. Partnering with a Managed IT Services provider is a smart business decision!
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