Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have already caused billions of dollars in damages, but hurricane season is far from over. Experts are predicting that there will be 4 more major tropical storms through October, and if they present risks to your business, it’s time to establish a watertight disaster recovery (DR) plan. Here are a few things you need to consider.
Cyber security is something you hear about a lot these days. Sometimes it’s thrown around to scare business owners, other times it has proven to be a cautionary tale, one that small businesses can learn from to fend themselves from online threats that can leave devastating impact. What’s certain is statistics don’t lie, and as much as you’d like to believe your business is safe, the worst could happen at any time. Because antivirus software alone can only do so much to protect your business, managed services has become the solution. To make our case, here are several statistics that prove you need managed services from a technology provider.
Finding the right IT provider to align with your business can be a daunting task and because of this, many organizations shy away from transitioning to a new provider. However, with technology such as cloud services and mobile computing and less infrastructure requirements, transitioning may not be as difficult as you think. Below are just 3 reasons you may want to consider switching.
Too Much Tech Talk Some providers only focus on the technology and not the needs of the business. Understanding the needs and processes of the business helps determine what solutions and services will best align with the goals of the business now - and for future growth.
Your Business has Outgrown its Current Provider
Are response times slower? Is your provider delaying projects or lacking in resources? Are they familiar with the latest technology such as mobile computing and cloud services? If not, your business may have outgrown your current provider.
Current Provider not Proactive
Are you communicating with your provider only when something goes wrong? A good IT support supplier will:
Help you with your strategic planning
Reach out to offer new technology and services that may benefit your company in terms of productivity and cost effectiveness.
Perform preventive maintenance to prevent future issues.
Highlighted here are just a few reasons to switch. Take our quiz to see if your current provider measures up or see if it’s time for a change.
When it comes to the technology in your business, it can often be a challenge to keep it running smoothly and working effectively. Many small business owners simply can’t keep up and their business can suffer as a result. To avoid this, one of the smartest things you can do is outsource your IT services to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).
Why does it always seem that your PC slows down at the most inopportune times? It’s 5:00 on a Friday and you need to make one more edit to the budget before sending it off to your manager. You go to open it and the dreaded “not responding” comes up. There are many reasons this can happen such as a virus infection, low memory, low disk space and many others.