You walk into the office Monday morning ready for a productive work week, and a couple of hours in, you’re dealing with a server connection problem. Once that’s solved, it’s just another few hours before another IT problem redirects your time.
Putting out IT fires all week can be a big drain on a company’s productivity and forward motion. Trying to manage your technology yourself can be like a whole new full-time job unto itself.
Business technology ecosystems have become much more complicated over the past decade or so, they now incorporate:
- Cloud solutions
- User workstations
- Mobile devices
- Telephone and other communication systems
- On-premises servers
- Cloud applications
- IoT/Smart devices
- Business continuity planning
- Remote worker IT
And technology as a whole continues to change and evolve all the time. Some of the technology trends expected to have the biggest impact on businesses in the coming year are:
- IT automation (42%)
- Artificial intelligence (32%)
- IoT (31%)
- Gigabit Wi-Fi networking (25%)
- Serverless computing (24%)
Instead of struggling to keep up and dealing with the consequences of missing an important IT security vulnerability, why not work with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to take all that IT work off your plate?
Benefits of Partnering with a Managed Services Provider
If your technology isn’t managed efficiently, it can mean serious consequences for your San Jose/Silicon Valley area company, such as a data breach, extended downtime, and falling behind the competition.
Cyber attacks cost small businesses an average of $200,000 each.
Forming an MSP partnership can take the day-to-day burden of putting out IT fires off your plate, greatly improve your company’s output, and protect you from costly cybersecurity incidents.
Here are several benefits of partnering with an MSP.
Data Security & Compliance
Cyber attacks only continue to get more sophisticated and companies can often get caught off guard if they’re not protected.
At GEEK911, our data security protection uses state-of-the-art antivirus and other tools to protect your team from phishing attacks and other network threats. We can also help you avoid any compliance problems with regulations like HIPAA, PCI, and NERC.
Some of the things you won’t have to worry about when it comes to cybersecurity include:
- Update and patch management
- Viruses & malware
- Cybersecurity training for employees
- Network threat monitoring
- Remote employee security
Proactive Device Maintenance
Your car runs better when it’s properly maintained, and the same is true of your technology. From employee laptops to on-premise servers and network equipment, an MSP partner keeps everything on a proactive maintenance schedule.
This improves equipment efficiency, lengthens lifespan, and helps to ward off potential crashes and other work-stopping problems before they occur.
24/7 Help Desk
How many hours are being wasted by your team with little computer issues here and there? It’s estimated that each worker wastes 22 minutes per day dealing with technology problems. That’s more than 7 hours every month for every person.
GEEK911 offers a 24/7 helpdesk with friendly certified technicians, err, geek911 all of whom have corporate IT experience that can get your team out of an IT jam quickly. Our fast remote support means we can reach them anywhere, whether they’re working at the office, from home, or other remote work locations.
Backup and Data Recovery
Many companies find out too late that they haven’t been backing up data properly. Backups will get stuck, run out of space, or skip important cloud data.
An MSP partner can put managed backup and data recovery in place that’s monitored to ensure it hasn’t hit any problems. We offer same day backup and restore services and can ensure you’re not losing data in the cloud due to data retention policies.
With employees working in the office, remotely, and on the road, companies that don’t have a unified cloud communication strategy can end up with bad customer experience and communications that aren’t properly secured.
Working with an MSP can help you get a handle on your office communications with a fluid strategy that provides a consistent experience for your customers and your employees. Plus, it is trouble-free for you.
Cloud Application Management
The more cloud applications your company uses, the more complicated and time consuming it is to manage things like integration, security, and data retention.
An MSP partner can streamline your cloud use and ensure your platforms are managed securely. You won’t have to worry about things like hacked credentials, cloud data loss, or applications that won’t “talk” to each other.
Stay Focused on Your Company
With a professional partner handling your IT for you, you no longer have to be pulled away to deal with IT problems throughout the day. You can fully focus on your business and strategize your technology with a partner that can do all the heavy tech lifting for you.
Are You Tired of Putting Out IT Fires All Day?
Partner with the GEEK911 team and free yourself to focus on your business while having an optimized technology infrastructure that can power your company.
Contact us today to schedule a technology review! Call 1-866-433-5411 or reach us online.