Remember that time your dishwasher sprung a leak and you had to call a plumber to fix it? This type of maintenance is often referred to as reactive maintenance. If follows the simple idea of “If it’s not broken, why fix it?”
When it comes to your IT, you might feel tempted to treat it with the same type of reactive maintenance – the break/fix model. But the truth is that modern IT needs a proactive approach to it. You can’t just wait for something to go wrong before you bring in an IT expert to fix it. Modern IT needs to be proactively managed so you have a secure and dependable network that enables you to do what you need to do to succeed.
With software in a constant state of evolution, staying current and up-to-date is critical to protecting your network, especially if you’re a small business. A study by Verizon found that 43% of security breach victims were small businesses. With proactive managed IT, you can keep your security concerns under control with round-the-clock monitoring and updated security patches.
Data Backup & Recovery
From employee records to customer financial documents and everything in between, your company’s success is linked directly to the data you store. While hackers are constantly on the hunt to expose weaknesses in your firewall, having proactive protocols in place for data back up and recovery will ensure that you’ll never lose more than a day’s worth of productivity. It even protects you against natural disaster and accidental deletion.
Strategic IT Planning
With company success comes growth and expansion and without an IT expert on your side, you won’t know how to prepare for the future. Managed IT service providers proactively think ahead so you know what kind of changes you need to make 12 or 24 months down the road. Plus, this kind of foresight and planning ensures that your network is upgraded so you have fewer risks of viruses and downtime.
For small and mid-sized businesses, keeping up with the latest technology and innovations will help you stay ahead or, at the very least, aligned with your competition. But devoting the time and energy to staying up-to-date can be challenging. With proactive managed IT, you don’t have to because we’ll do it for you.
Let’s get real for a moment. No matter how much you plan and prepare, emergencies and disasters can and will happen. But with managed IT, you can prepare for any worst-case scenario. By having a proactive disaster recovery plan in place, you can reduce your downtime and maximize your uptime, even in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic like COVID-19.