The recent leap to a virtual workplace has increased cybersecurity concerns for small business owners, but many still have not implemented secure remote working policies to address these threats. What can your business do to safeguard your private data while also granting employee access to important files from any location?
Small and medium sized businesses must have protection for their team and IT infrastructure from day one. As technology evolves, so should your business! Managed IT Services allow your business to adapt to the latest technologies as they become available. At Computers Nationwide, our IT experts are here to help your business implement innovative, seamless tech solutions so you can focus on running your business smoothly – even from home!
“One of the biggest benefits of using an MSP is that it gives businesses access to professionals who are well-versed in a wide variety of IT activities. An MSP is a network administrator, security consultant, and disaster recovery expert in one complete package. Most IT professionals today specialize in one area of the field, and may not be well-versed in all things IT. They may know how to run a network and answer basic help desk questions but if something goes wrong, well, good luck. Outsourcing IT to an MSP ensures every problem can be addressed.” Throttlenet
What is Managed IT?
Managed Services are any variety of outsourced services for a business’ day-to-day technology and IT needs. Managed IT services can range from managing small technical needs, such as filtering harmful emails to outsourcing all of a company’s technology needs.
“Cyberattacks on big companies dominate the news, but small businesses are big targets, too. One in five small businesses fall victim to a cyberattack and of those, 60 percent go out of business in six months. And the data show that most small business owners don’t have a plan for response if they’re hit.” Vox
Outsourcing Managed IT grants your company access to a qualified team of IT experts to resolve any issues your business may be facing, while also allowing you to benefit from having access to the latest and greatest technology and innovative business grade solutions. It is a solid way to ensure your team has stable and reliable coverage. When an employee knows their virtual work is secure, they can focus more on the task at hand. When time sensitive issues arise you want to be confident it can be resolved quickly! You’ll be glad you have a professional fixing the matter with the following technologies:
- Remote monitoring and management (RMM)
- Backup and disaster recovery (BDR)
- Cloud computing
By investing in these tools, the entire IT infrastructure becomes more reliable and dependable, labor constraints are overcome, and internal IT departments are able to stay in control of the situation.
How Managed IT Services Will Benefit Your Company
- Preventative maintenance to address issues with your computers before they actually surface.
- Offsite Data backup to protect your company from threats like theft, weather, hardware, software, and the biggest threat of all, ransomware! Ransomware affects many companies and renders computers or even whole networks useless causing hours or days of downtime including the loss of revenue.
- Access to a knowledgeable and friendly IT staff that can help your company run smoothly and access to 24/7 emergency support. Access to a team of Certified IT techs ensures more experience than one internal IT Technician.
- Discounts for choosing certain Managed services with a fixed rate.
- We are partnered with vendors that can give you the best deals and save you time!
“43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. And cyber attacks on small businesses represent the largest share of all the attacks in the report. The disparity highlights a lack of resources and knowledge. So small business owners must learn more and invest in better digital security. But cybercriminals also seem aware of this disparity. And this explains why they target small businesses in higher numbers.” Smallbiztrends
Why Managed IT Services are Essential for Small Business
No matter the size of your company, having a strong cyber security presence is vital. Even the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency use “green badges” (Managed IT contractors). All companies need protection from Hackers! Rest easy by having Computers nationwide protection your company will run more seamlessly.
“As cyber criminals become increasingly sophisticated with their strategies, small businesses need to have a strong defense. MSP researches and complies with industry standards for the storing, transferring, and protection of data. The repercussions of a data breach and unmet compliance are detrimental to small business; first by means of financial burdens (whether it be stolen funds or lost to fines,) and secondly to the damage of reputation. Working with an MSP secures business data and transactions so that small businesses can rest assured that their data, and that of their clients, is safe.” Networks Unlimited
Managed IT solutions are not a “one size fits all” approach because each business is unique in their needs. The great thing about using a managed service provider is you get to choose which tasks to outsource…
- Improved and dependable IT operations.
- Innovative security and compliance.
- A straightforward approach to maintenance.
- Cost effectiveness and a strong return on investment.
- Free up IT staff to work on strategic projects.
- Have greater access to new technologies.
- Lacks in-house IT capabilities for certain functions.
- Shifting primary expenses to operating expenses.
- Accurate predictions in pricing and manageable costs.
Partnering with a managed services provider will free your in-house staff to continue making your organization uniquely you by focusing on what sets you apart. For example, if a business has an employee that is great at repairing computers, then outsourcing work that is out of their scope will help them from being overwhelmed, and help the entire business be more productive.
As a small business, working with a Managed IT Provider is a smart investment for your company. With so many natural stresses that come with owning your own business, the fear of private data being hacked shouldn’t be one of them. Having the right IT team in your corner can give your organization a peace of mind! “Contracting with a qualified managed services provider is a great way to reduce the stress load on your leadership team. IT worries can cause stress.” MSP News
Computers Nationwide offers a significant range of services to keep your team, data, and business up and running. Our technicians, architects and engineers are highly knowledgeable and are in-touch with the latest industry innovations in computers, servers, networks and cloud computing technologies. Our goal is to keep your business running and protected from all cyber threats! Read more about Computers Nationwide guaranteed services…
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