The three basic tips to avoid IT problems

The three basic tips to avoid IT problems

Regardless of your industry, technology plays an important part in your business, and its importance is growing every single year.

A study conducted by Pen Schoen Berland on behalf of Dell and Intel, showed that 41% of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the US felt that their technology needs are becoming increasingly complex. It’s a pain source for small companies and entrepreneurs that already have to face a multitude of problems in a competitive market. With that in mind, we wanted to share with you a few preventative suggestions that will help your business avert IT disasters.

Plan ahead

1 in 4 small and medium sized businesses do not reopen after being hit by a major storm.1

There have been countless studies in the last few years that prove that small businesses do not make the necessary plans for disaster recovery. By setting up a system that will let you restore your business data and operations as quickly as possible you will avoid losing money, data, and in the worst case scenario, your business.

 

Keep up with regular maintenance

A big part of learning to avoid IT problems is identifying their source. Having a qualified team analyze your system for risks and vulnerabilities will be essential to avoid crisis. By being preemptive you could be saving yourself a huge IT related headache. Although, this could be costly for a small and medium business.

 

Get a qualified team

47% of small business and entrepreneurships handle IT themselves.2

Most small and medium businesses handle IT themselves or hire technology specialist to do the work. The hurdles that come with this challenge involve longer response times and higher costs. Your IT will always be as limited as your team. By hiring a professional, either by implementing an in house IT department or outsourcing your service you’ll be able to safeguard your data, protect against vulnerabilities, and ensure a faster response time on your IT needs.

To decide between an in-house or outsourced service you have to consider whether your business requires having a server in house or if you’d benefit from having an external service that will simplify your IT by providing the hardware and software infrastructure as well as maintenance and support.

 

Next steps

Analyze your IT Infrastructure and needs to determine the steps you need to take to help you avoid IT disasters. Call us at (877) 646-0001 for a free consultation or fill out the form below to schedule a call back.

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1. Study by Eastern Kentucky University Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. http://read.bi/2kxuHzH
2. Pen Schoen Berland on behalf of Dell and Intel. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226630