3 key signs you can benefit from business IT support
One of the most important aspects of running a modern business is ensuring that your technology can keep up with the demands
One of the most important aspects of running a modern business is ensuring that your technology can keep up with the demands of your business. Now more than ever, technology is at the forefront of everything a business does, from client-facing services to the storage of key data.
If your technology starts to falter, so too might your business productivity.
In this blog, we are going to highlight some of the main indicators that your IT systems could use some additional support. Read on to find out more.
1. Your IT systems are unreliable
One of the easiest ways to tell that you might need additional business IT support is that your existing systems constantly experience errors or crashes.
Recurring issues can significantly impede employee productivity through the potential loss of work or key data, and the time spent waiting for their computer systems to reboot.
Depending on your business, modern business applications can be quite intensive, meaning that PC systems operating with older hardware are more susceptible to freezing or crashes. Plus, outdated systems often don’t have the same level of security as those more up to date, which means your all-important business network could be at risk.
An optional part of our outsourced IT support is the ability to subscribe to our tech as a service (TaaS) offering. This allows you to lease your business IT systems over a set period, which will help spread the cost, including labour, and aid business cashflow.
At the end of your TaaS contract, you have the option to keep the equipment that will now be paid off or to upgrade your equipment and start a new contract with us. This is a cost-effective way of ensuring that your IT systems are always up to date.
2. Your infrastructure doesn’t operate on the cloud
More and more businesses are turning to IT cloud solutions for their servers and storage. This is because the cloud offers access to business files from anywhere, allowing you to operate with a remote workforce, while also providing you with heightened security features when compared to local servers.
For example, cloud servers can help to safely preserve backups to prevent your business from losing important files or data in the event of accidental deletion or corruption, which is crucial in disaster recovery situations. Plus, cloud servers can provide you with multi-factor authentication and storage methods that are fully secure or tied to specific users.
Hosting your server on the cloud also makes your infrastructure easily scalable if your business is rapidly growing in size since new storage options can be added on demand. This prevents you having to order and wait for additional physical components to increase the capacity of your on-site servers.
However, that’s not to say that on-premises servers are completely redundant – when used in partnership with a cloud storage solution, they can still be very valuable, helping to boost your business efficiency and flexibility. We can hand-design your servers to help optimise local storage and operations.
3. You don’t have cybersecurity measures in place
Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common. Whether your workforce is office-based, remote, or a mix of the two, your employees need to be trained on how to prevent cybersecurity threats. After all, 95% of cyber security issues can be traced back to human error.
Our managed cyber-security services are designed to comprehensively help protect your business. Perhaps the most crucial aspect is our continual training and testing of your staff, ensuring they can identify and respond to phishing attacks efficiently and effectively.
While we do this, we will also apply our proactive approach to data protection and malware, implementing our bespoke firewall management and advanced endpoint protection to prevent cyberattacks before they happen.
We’ll monitor both your business network and the dark web for both threats and stolen information, helping not only protect your business from cyber-attacks but also mitigate any potential damage if you’ve already suffered from one.
Modernise your business IT today
Whether you’re looking to adopt new cybersecurity measures, or you require cloud consultancy, our expert technicians are on hand to help.
Though we provide our managed IT support from Birmingham, our services are available across the UK and even internationally.