Businesses today rely more heavily on technology than ever before—but unfortunately, many companies still operate on a “wing and a prayer” when it comes to their IT services. They cobble together a system that works only somewhat—largely because they don’t understand the technology itself—and they only call an IT professional when there is a problem. However, by being more proactive with managing your IT services, you can save your company a lot of money and grief, letting the technology work for you instead of against you. Let’s look at a few aspects of your IT for which you should set up effective management as soon as possible.
Hands-down, cybersecurity should be the number one priority when it comes to your company’s technology. Hackers and cybercriminals are constantly inventing new ways to break in, steal and wreak havoc on your systems. You need a secure system not only to protect your ability to conduct business, but also to safeguard your customer’s personal and financial information. You could be held liable for theft of that data without a robust cybersecurity system in place.
When it comes to data storage, server and hard drive failures are not a matter of if, but when. Electronics wear out over time—it’s a fact of life. Doing regular backups and having multiple copies of your data stored in different locations can save your company if a hard drive fails. Also, by managing this part of your IT, you can proactively replace aging hard drives and servers before they have a chance to fail.
Hardware and Software Updates
Technology these days continues to evolve at a mind-boggling rate. If your software and hardware aren’t updated periodically, you’re likely to find your systems slowing down, or an increasing number of programs becoming obsolete. Having a management plan that includes regular updates and monitoring helps ensure your IT stays secure and functional. In addition, as your business grows, a managed IT structure allows you to expand your equipment and technology to match that growth.
Of course, keeping up with technology is a constant challenge for Orange County businesses, and your IT should not become your full-time job. To learn about affordable IT managed services solutions that keep your cybersecurity, data and infrastructure operating at their best, call us today at 1-877-NetServ.