Managed IT Services Providers -- aka, MSPs -- are doing a brisk business lately. This is because companies of every size in every industry need reliable IT to stay competitive, but a large percentage of them lack the internal resources to make it happen.
Anyone who has ever planned a move, even a residential one, knows how much hard work, preparation, and stress is involved. When you’re talking about relocating an entire business, however, everything gets multiplied tenfold. Aside from moving furniture and getting your employees accustomed to a new location, there’s also all your technology to think about.
With all the talk about proactive support and managed services these days, it can be easy to forget about the continuing importance of break/fix repairs, which typically command hourly fees rather than a flat monthly fee. Given the effectiveness of remote support and outsourced IT, the break/fix support model is far less common than it used to be, but it can still come in handy.
Failing to plan is planning to fail, according to writer Alan Lakein. Though this famous phrase was coined way back in the ’70s, it’s every bit as relevant now as it was then, and in no case is this truer than it is with business continuity. After all, can you imagine what would happen to your business if it suddenly lost its most important data?
Data has become the most important commodity in the modern world.
If your business handles patient health information (PHI), then it should comply with HIPAA legislation. This includes not only healthcare providers themselves, but also business associates who handle PHI on their behalf, such as accounting firms, health insurance providers, and cloud vendors.
Modern businesses invest billions of dollars every year in technology, so it only makes sense that they should do everything to protect it. After all, an IT disaster can quickly lead to enormous losses, particularly if you’re still relying on the break/fix support model rather than proactively protecting your technology assets.
Though the humble landline has been serving business communication needs for over a century, there’s little doubt that it’s on the way out. Over the last decade, VoIP technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, driven by changing consumer habits and the evolving needs of modern businesses.
In today’s fast-paced economy, small companies must spend a significant portion of their budget on IT and consultants who will help them choose the right solutions. The problem is that hiring a full-time, in-house IT technician is too expensive and time-consuming for small businesses.
The success of any modern organization is heavily influenced by its ability to choose, implement, and maintain a suitable technology infrastructure. Still, a lot of companies spend more than they need to on technology and struggle to contain the operational costs of staying abreast on innovation.
As the digital threat landscape continues to evolve, every business needs to take a proactive approach to security by preparing for the worst. A digital security strategy starts with identifying the threats facing your organization and includes training your employees accordingly.