Every business owner wants to save money – or at least put money in the right places, right? So, it might make sense to consider managing IT services in house, right?
Well, not so fast. Managing IT services in house might seem like a good idea – and for some businesses, it can work great – but there are challenges that companies can face.
If you are a business owner considering managing IT services in house, here are a few things you need to know. Read on:
Let’s face it: Technology is moving faster and faster and it can be a real challenge to make sure your company’s hardware is up to date and working the way it should. Computers, cell phones, tablets and other technology really only lasts a handful of years and neglecting to upgrade or replace it can cost you time, productivity and money.
Everyone knows about firewalls, strong passwords and the like, but network security is a real challenge and not having an expert team setting up your system and constantly monitoring it can leave you vulnerable to hacking and data breeches.
You probably don’t know what you don’t know. So, hire a pro to make sure your data is protected and you don’t have any downtime.
Backing up your data – via the Cloud, offsite or onsite – is another aspect of security.
Reliable network connections
In this day and age, you need a fast, reliable Internet connection or – to put it simply – your company likely cannot function. Your business isn’t like your home: You need to ensure that your network is up to date, secure and lightning fast. There is a myriad of options for businesses. Don’t make the wrong choice.
At AccuNet, we can answer your questions about managing IT networks and help you decide if it’s time for your small business to make the switch. Contact us today.