3 Common Sense IT Practices that Can Really Make a Difference

3 Common Sense IT Practices that Can Really Make a Difference

There is a misconception going around that the absolute only way you can possibly take care of your organization’s technology is to hire dedicated professionals to monitor and maintain every aspect of it. There is considerable benefit to doing this, we won’t lie, but there is value in applying specific mantras from everyday life to your IT infrastructure. With these small, common-sense practices, you might see some long-term success in IT management even without professionals at the helm.

Without further ado, here are three mantras that you can apply to your IT infrastructure for long-term technology success.

If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It

It might seem like the chance to add a new technology to your infrastructure is exciting and a great opportunity, especially at first. It might seem like a “shiny new toy,” and if it is purchased impulsively without considering what it actually accomplishes for your organization, doing so might be to your detriment. Consider whether or not you actually need to purchase the solution and if an existing solution on your infrastructure can address the problems that it solves. The more you do with less, the better.

Bigger Is Not Always Better

To build off of that previous point, adding new technology to your infrastructure whenever you get the urge to is not going to benefit your business. If anything, it will make it more complicated and more difficult to manage. Plus, whenever you add more technology to your network, you are adding more opportunities for things to go wrong. What happens if your solutions don’t work well together, or the number of endpoints on your infrastructure leads to more openings for hackers? In any case, adding too much to your infrastructure too fast can make more trouble than it’s worth, and it can create security issues, too.

Hope for the Best, but Prepare for the Worst

Hope all you want, but that’s not going to be enough to stop disaster from striking when you least expect it. You must be prepared to respond to disasters, especially in regards to cybersecurity and data backup/disaster recovery. There’s nothing wrong with hoping that you never have to utilize the solutions, but you can’t not be prepared to handle them. There are solutions available that can address both cybersecurity and disaster recovery, both of which can help to prepare you for situations that might impact the future of your organization.

If you would rather take a hands-off approach to your IT maintenance, that’s fine, too! XFER can help you with any and all aspects of technology maintenance and management. With our trusted and knowledgeable technicians on your side, you can confidently move forward with innovating and keeping up with everyday tasks. Our services are designed specifically for small businesses, meaning that they can be plugged into any budget with ease.

XFER can be your trusted go-to resource for anything IT-related. To learn more about what we can do for your business, reach out to us at 734-927-6666 / 800-438-9337.

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