Over the past decade or so we’ve seemed to downsize quite a bit. Laptops are thinner. Tablets are replacing magazine racks and bookshelves. Giant industrial size printers have given way to desktop 3-in-1 machines. And there are fewer wires than ever tethering people and machines together. So, while we’ve made great strides in the tools we use, many businesses are still having the same old problems when it comes to how we use these shiny new gadgets.
For entrepreneurs, starting, growing, managing and leading all of the elements that make your business what it is, is a consuming task to say the least. To make things more complicated the constant evolution in technology that both, makes things easier, yet more complex, has quickly become more than a business owner can handle alone. At the same time, the expense of hiring an IT supervisor, much less a team, can be staggering. So what other option is there? Are you stuck between choosing between sacrificing resources and capital in order to have an effective, secure technology platform for your business or tossing another iron in the fire and attempting to handle the issues yourself while keeping your operations competitive? For your small Baton Rouge business, there is another choice, managed IT services. Here are three reasons it makes sense.
1.) Around the clock security: Managed IT services offers something even a fully staffed in-house department can’t, around the clock security. No holidays, no vacations, no sleep. Your network, servers and infrastructure are constantly monitored. No more sleepless nights worrying about what might be happening.
2.) Data protection: One of the biggest threats to businesses today is a data breach. As file cabinets and manila folders have been replaced by servers and the cloud, the lifeblood of your business lives in your organization's and clients’ information. Having redundancies in place as well as a secure storage and backup platform are crucial. Whether you are protecting against a potential compromise or a disaster (likely both) having your critical files backed up and protected can be the difference between staying in business and closing.
3.) Compliance: Depending on the type of work that you do, there are likely some specific regulations you must follow when it comes to technology. HIPAA, PCI DSS and GLBA are all common regulatory mandates that dictate how secure your network must be. There are significant penalties is these safeguards are not in place.
These are only a few of the advantages that come with partnering with a technology partner. The true benefit comes from having the expert insight and resources that businesses today need. AtlasOne Technologies offers managed services, consulting, data back up and cloud solutions for small businesses in south Louisiana. For more information, visit our managed services page.