Your computer systems and network are the lifeblood of your business, so when considering hiring a managed IT services provider, you need to find someone you can trust. Here are important questions you should ask any IT company before you let them manage your network.
Managed IT Services have existed for years. However, many businesses and organizations have relied solely on in-house IT teams to manage their technology. According to research from CompTIA, that trend has is changing as more businesses recognize the value of outsourced IT firms.
It’s a fact: there are a million different things that can go wrong with your computer. And while you can always call IT support, many problems have simple solutions that you can quickly take care of yourself. After all, who wants to sit on the phone describing an issue to support when you could be getting back to work and moving on with the day?
Computers are the lifeblood of any business, which means every business needs to spend money to maintain them. Yet the cost involved to properly support your IT network can vary widely from one provider to another. Are you getting the best value for your budget with your IT support?
Computers can do a million things – when they’re working. But when they break, a million different things could be wrong. When you call your IT support person to fix your computer, half the battle is figuring out exactly what the problem is to begin with. Only then can the technician fix the issue.
Happy 2018! A new year means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions – not only for your personal life, but for your business too. If you’re like most businesses, you’re aiming to grow and prosper in the New Year. To do that, you need your technology and IT systems to support your goals. So we’ve helped put together a list of IT Resolutions that will help make 2018 your business’s best year yet!
Frustration. You know the feeling. The tear-out-your-hair, pound-your-fist-on-the-desk feeling when you’re just trying to get something done and your computer is crawling. Why is your computer running so slow, and what can you do about it? Here are a few of the most common reasons and some advice on how to get your systems up to speed.
Most business owners know the feeling… they head into the office early one morning, anxious to get to work on a critical meeting the next day. But when they arrive, they discover that their network is down, their email isn’t working, and the files they need are gone. Then they learn that their network is going to be down for at least a full week – maybe more. The cause: Their six and a half-year-old server just died.
If you previously thought the only advantage to installing the latest edition of your office software was to give the employees “something new and shiny to play with,” you couldn’t be more wrong. Upgrading employee software can easily lead to enhanced network security, an increase in productivity, improvement of morale, and lower costs.
Most of us know the value of keeping our software updated. This includes having the latest virus definitions installed and our operating systems and programs patched against the latest bugs. It’s really just standard practice to update these things.