Like a persistent cough or muscle strain that won’t go away, many IT issues can be an ongoing issue. Every time they come back you think about getting an expert’s opinion. Then your computers are back up and running and you temporarily forget about it and you keep on going. That is until the the next time it happens. If you are sick of ongoing issues with your IT, look to a Proactive or Managed Service Provider (MSP) for help.
There are many IT ailments that can negatively impact your ability to do work. Let us consider some of the particularly common ones and why an we are the right prescription.
#1 Network & Internet issues.
Business is done online these days. Not being able to connect to the Internet and slow network connections are more than just frustrating. Without the Internet, how can you do your job? You can not even check and send emails! Let alone access team documents, send quotes to clients or enter data into cloud-based accounting software. A lagging network also slows down applications and data loading time. Yes, it may only be a few moments of thumb twiddling but these moments add up over times and multiple by employees. The decrease in productivity can certainly add up over time.
A trusted It provider has the know-how to survey the IT environment for what’s causing these frustrations. When there’s a problem, they are at the ready to resolve it and help improve your networks reliability.
#2 Repeated malware infections.
This can mean a couple of things. First, you don’t have an effective defence system and your security applications are poor or non existent. These attacks shouldn’t be able to make it through your front door in the first place. With the right firewalls, anti-spam and other security protection, you should be able to keep your system on lock down. You and your staff don’t need to put up with ongoing malware issues and infections. Gain expert backup and allow us to review your security protocols to keep the bad guys at bay.
Secondly, educate employees about the dangers of social engineering. Don’t let them keep falling for the pretexts and downloading malicious files. Also, ensure passwords are strong enough to avoid adding another point of entry.
#3 Printing problems.
Many businesses are printing less today, but we are not done with hard copies entirely. So, when a printer starts whirring, spinning endlessly, or can’t connect, efficiency halts. Know that printers sold at big box stores are consumer grade quality. Avoid printer frustrations with solid business-class printers (which we can help you identify).
#4 Application overload.
Maybe some of your employees prefer Dropbox. Others rely on their free Gmail accounts. This hodgepodge of options can cause chaos. Staff have difficulty remembering the passwords to all of the accounts they need. So, users simplify and that in turn makes their accounts more hackable.
Upgrading to business-grade versions of important applications is easier with external It help. They’ll help identify the software that best addresses your business needs.
#5 Aging technology.
You have had your current computers for ages. They are slower than you would like, but you don’t have the time to look for something else. Plus, you can’t imagine having to learn something new as you are way too busy. But aging tech is more likely to be more problematic and likely to fail, which could prove catastrophic if you don’t have the right backups in place.
MSPs and proactive It support providers know IT and can suggest a plan of attack to update the IT and keep it secure based on your individual needs. They can also provide backup strategies to prepare for the worst and recover quickly.
Basically, a managed service provider has your back when it comes to IT. Work with experts who focus on technology day in and day out. You will typically save money and gain time to spend innovating in your field.
Gain a competitive advantage with the support of DP Computing, a proactive IT support provider. Contacts us today on 08 8326 4364 or firstname.lastname@example.org!