|Don't let your IT service contract lapse|
One of the common business trends is making existing resources do more for less. When it comes to technology, many businesses are pushing their systems harder and longer, and because of this have come to rely on IT service providers to keep systems running. The only issue is, when they business hits a rough patch, service providers are sometime the first to be let go. However, this may not be a good idea.
Below are five of the more common issues businesses face when they decide to allow IT service contracts to lapse.
Yes, we agree, it can be hard to justify paying what seems like a high monthly fee to keep your systems running, especially in this difficult financial climate. However, the potential of both lost revenue from crashed systems and replacement costs often make IT service providers an integral and valuable part of your technical systems.
If you’re facing budget cuts, why not talk to us, we may be able to work with you to develop a plan that meets both your needs and budget.
|Admin access to systems could be trouble|
Security of technical systems and devices used in the office environment is an issue that is important to many companies. Businesses often go to great lengths to ensure that their systems are secure from external threats, yet often fail to take into account inner threats. One of the most common inner security threats is that employees have too much access to systems. A recent survey’s findings have highlighted this problem too.
|Using your technology the right way|
Busy medical professionals often struggle to stay on top of it all: managing the business and handling billing often cuts into patient-care time. One solution: Get help from someone who can guide you through the process of using your technology the right way.
|Question: delete or archive emails?|
One of the most important business tools is email. It allows us to stay in touch with the office and each other regardless of our location. While email is useful, it’s not perfect. One issue is that we receive so many emails, with up to a 100 a day or more. This has led to many an overload and meltdown; there’s just simply too many emails to get through. So, what do most people do? Delete them. However, this deletion could lead to problems.
|Do you know your essential passwords?|
Superstorm Sandy, the recent storm that pummeled the Eastern US, brought with it a lot of lessons for all affected. For those in the IT industry the most important lesson was that their disaster preparedness may not be as robust as they thought. Many businesses will react to this by wanting to be better prepared for major disasters. This is positive action but it is important to stress that there are also a million little issues that could pose a bigger threat to your organization. One of those is password management – who is in control of the important passwords.