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6 Common Pitfalls Prevented by Modern Managed Services

b2ap3_thumbnail_solutions_for_business_400.jpgYour data is the foundation which your business is built upon. It only makes sense that someone should be overseeing it. If the wrong person were to handle your company’s IT, it could have disastrous consequences. Resolving common IT problems can allow your business to operate at a much greater velocity, putting an end to time-consuming and costly annoyances. Here are six common issues that managed IT services can prevent.

Technical Glitches
Naturally, you want your business to run at optimal efficiency. A streamlined network allows your staff to get as much done as possible with minimal interruption. Unfortunately, technical glitches can hamper this racecar-like approach to business, forcing your team to slam on the brakes in the middle of a session simply because your technology is acting up.

Excessive Downtime
One of the most costly issues when running a business is downtime. These expenses are further increased when the downtime is caused by a server crash or hardware failure. This essentially equates to a long period of time where nothing is getting done, which is detrimental to your profits. Don’t forget to account for the amount of time your employees are sitting there twiddling their thumbs, too; after all, you’re paying them to sit there during the operations outage.

Annoying Errors
We all know the pains associated with dealing with computer errors. Productivity grinds to a halt when an error rears its ugly head. The issue needs to be fixed as soon as possible, or a workaround needs to be found. The problem is that both of these resolutions take time to find. There can’t be any cut corners when dealing with errors, as they could lead to other, more dangerous problems later on.

Slow Computers
What happens when a computer hasn’t been properly maintained? The same thing that happens when a car goes without maintenance for too long. It’s inoperable, unreliable, and overall slow. In addition to driving your employees crazy, it can potentially bring about unexpected expenses, like the purchase of new machinery to fix the broken one, or plain, flat-out downtime. Therefore, a fast and properly-maintained PC is the ideal way to get things done in the workplace.

Loss of Important Data
When a server goes out, there’s no telling for sure what was saved and what was lost before it powers back on. Unfortunately, it’s fairly likely that some important data has been lost. If you have a Backup and Disaster Recovery solution in place, a server crash is small potatoes. With this kind of backup, your data can be readily available following a disaster. Granted, the best way you can prevent data loss is to have your servers properly maintained, so it’s ideal that this kind of situation never happens in the first place.

Security Breaches
Protecting your business from potential data security threats and vulnerabilities is the most important thing you can do for your business’s continuity. Your technology could be running perfectly fine, but if it’s not adequately protected, you could be risking a lot more than just some data. In this case, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. XFER can equip your business with powerful network protection solutions like our Unified Threat Management device.

All six of these problems can easily be prevented with the proper IT support at your fingertips. XFER provides just that: Quality managed IT services which take proactive measures to prevent issues from turning into bigger problems. If you’re ready to leave the classic break-fix solution for your IT behind, give XFER a call at 734-927-6666 / 800-438-9337.

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