Wouldn’t it be great to have a fully-trained and certified staff of IT professionals sitting in the corner of your office, keeping your technology in line? Unfortunately, small businesses often don’t have the budget required to hire an internal IT department filled with security analysts and network technicians. Even if they do, they don’t have the workforce to handle all of the responsibilities of a full IT department. What’s the best way to handle your organization’s IT?
Two words: outsourced IT. By outsourcing your business’s technology management needs, you can effectively eliminate the burden placed on your organization’s employees and help them be more productive.
First thing’s first–you need a network assessment before you can know how to improve the way you do business. A network assessment is designed to identify flaws in your current infrastructure, ranging from traffic bottlenecks to security flaws. It’s best that a third party handle this responsibility so that it can be assessed with a clear, unclouded view.
Remote Network Monitoring
Implementing preventative solutions will only get you so far. You need to actively monitor your business’ network so as to make sure that threats stay out as soon as possible. This is what remote network monitoring is for. An outsourced IT provider like ActiveCo Technology Management can monitor your network in real time, ensuring that any issues related to security or operations are resolved in a timely manner.
Security (Firewall, Antivirus, Spam Filter)
Security is one of those things that includes so many details that it can be difficult to prepare for every situation–especially if you’re not particularly familiar with cyber security and its threats. There are all sorts of threats that you have to worry about, including viruses, malware, ransomware, Trojans, spyware, and so much more that can cause trouble for your business. The best way to protect your business is through preventative measures like a firewall, antivirus, spam blocking, and content filtering. We can arm your business with these powerful solutions so that you never have to worry about online threats again.
At the end of the day, managed IT is meant to help your business focus on what matters most: running your business. You can’t focus on keeping your operations moving forward with full force if you have to constantly worry about IT troubles. This is where ActiveCo Technology Management can help. We can provide all of the above services, plus many more. To learn more about how managed IT can help your business, reach out to us at 604.931.3633.