You don't have to be a huge company to have effective IT. As long as you partner with the right managed service provider (MSP), your small business can have fast, safe and stable technology. As an IT solutions provider, we've seen plenty of problems and some are more common than you think. Learn what IT risks for small businesses you should be aware of.
If you're looking to elevate your IT, there are plenty of ways to do it. These 10 small business IT solutions will help you get there.
1. Update Hardware & Software
Ensure your technology, both physical and digital, is updated by installing new hardware and upgrading software when it's time. In addition to procurement of the right technology, we take of hardware and software maintenance for your business.
2. Monitor for PC Patches
To fix bugs or improve usability, computer programs debut patches for users to download and install. To preserve the quality of your technology, it's important to watch for these patches and install when necessary. Not only do we monitor for PC patches daily and weekly, we do the installation and testing for you.
Malicious campaigns are improving and evolving everyday so it's important to have the best security in place to protect against malware, spoofing and other dangers. We offer the highest in virus and spam protection to ensure your business is safe and secure.
4. Implement Data Backups
When it comes to data backups, we usually hear one of two things. Either a businesses doesn't backup their data OR they do, but never thought to check if that data is accessible. Frequency and consistency is key. We offer hourly local backups as well as nightly offsite backups.
5. Explore Virtual Desktop Systems
With the expansion of remote workers and popularity of flexible work hours, your employees may benefit from the ability to work anywhere. For our clients' desktop virtualization needs, we recommend and use Citrix Systems.
The cloud offers a secure and accessible way to store your data. Not only does the cloud give you on-demand and easy-to-use access, it helps your business' scalability goals because everything is stored virtually. We offer a private cloud hosting service that feeds back to biometrically secured data centers.
7. Create a Tech Continuity Plan
Every piece of technology has a lifespan. It's important to prepare for what's next so you can accurately budget and allocate resources. With the help of a dedicated principal consultant, we create a 3-5-year roadmap with you to manage your long-term technology plan.
Disasters happen. With offices in Florida, we know the toll a natural disaster, like a hurricane, can have on your business. And we can help you determine the best steps to prepare before, during and after an emergency happens.
9. Educate Employees
Your employees can be your weakest link or greatest asset with IT. It all depends on the tech knowledge they have. To ensure your employees have the best know-how, consider training sessions on topics like security. We conduct monthly tech reviews and regular reports with information you can take back to your employees to educate them.
Any MSP can say they're the best for your business but not every one can deliver results. Your IT is only as good as your IT partner so it's important to carefully research and ask questions. This IT provider checklist will help you ask the right questions and find the right partner.
What IT risks should your small business watch out for? Find out here.
We'll deliver the best IT solutions for your business while you focus on your core strength — running your business. iVenture Solutions is an award-winning managed service provider delivering superior IT solutions to clients across Florida. As a leading-edge IT firm for small and medium-sized businesses, we provide a diverse range of services covering the entire scope of IT including maintenance, support, hosting and more. Through rapid response time, reduction of chaos and the right people, our expert team of IT professionals will fulfill your technology needs. At iVenture, we give you more time to do what matters most.