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3 Ways Managed IT Safeguards Your Company’s Digital Assets

It’s inevitable that your organization will face some hard decisions, but no choice is as painful as pulling the plug on the one thing that you’ve dumped your heart and soul into; your business. There is a plethora of problems that could cause a business to consider shutting its doors, but often there is a solution. If technology-related costs and downtime are your main problems, managed IT services can help.

The businesses we are associated with generally have a proper understanding of how to manage risk and remain cognizant of the future. They understand that ignoring threats and not planning for future troubles can be all the difference between recovering or failing entirely. The reason why they choose to work with us that we work hard behind the scenes so that they can focus on keeping their business functioning at maximum capacity. With great technology and IronEdge to manage it, our clients are better able to adapt to change and ensure their future remains intact.

Outsourcing your IT through a managed service provider isn’t a new strategy, but it is one that has gained a lot of traction as businesses come to rely more and more on technology. We’re sure that you’ve seen all the numbers about cybercrime, and how businesses and families are in more danger of data theft now than they were in the past. Financial information and personally identifiable information is highly sought after, especially in the hacking world where hackers can profit from them. Small businesses suffer from over 4,000 cyberattacks a day, presenting the need for small and medium-sized business to adhere to enterprise-level security practices as best they can. They will also need to put in place a comprehensive business continuity plan to ensure if something terrible were to happen, that there are contingencies in place.

Here is what we can do to help your business survive in the long run:

Proactive Monitoring and Maintenance
It’s clear that if you prevent issues from becoming huge problems your business will be substantially better off. SMBs need to understand that their technology shows off warning signs when it’s close to failing, but only a trained eye will be able to identify it, and prevent catastrophe. Our remote monitoring and management solution lets us do all of this remotely. We can keep close watch for problems (such as malfunctioning network components or faulty drives) so that they can be addressed before you sustain expensive and costly downtime.

Comprehensive Threat Management
When we say that your organization is at risk of falling victim to a cyberattack, we mean it. We won’t sugarcoat it for you, the chances of your business surviving a cyber threat or data breach will depend on how well you’ve prepared for that particular moment. You’ll need to implement enterprise-level solutions like a firewall, antivirus, spam blocker, and content filter, as well as a virtual private network for secure access to your organization’s network. Only then can you say that you’ve put in the effort to protect your business.

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
There can be no underestimating the importance of data backup, especially for a business that wants to ensure continuity. What would you do if you lost your data? Maybe you could recover it… or maybe you couldn’t. You want to eliminate this uncertainty by implementing a solid backup strategy. Our backup solution is ideal for SMBs, as it can take snapshots of your data as often as every fifteen minutes, as well as back them up in multiple locations for safe keeping. This includes locally on your network and in the cloud for virtual access. Cloud computing is a great way to take advantage of data backup as it’s more dynamic than traditional backup systems like tape, allowing you to restore data without suffering from crippling downtime.

How will you take advantage of IronEdge’s managed IT services? To find out, give us a call at 1-800-987-4766.

 

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