In today’s market, the latest technology solutions and services are available to small and medium businesses – once only available only for multi-million dollar companies. The most competent IT consulting firms have years of experience, certified network engineers and technicians, and strategic partnerships that allow them to deliver the best IT solutions for your business.
Two technology solutions with the highest demand are: disaster recovery and network support.
If you are a business owner, or if you run someone else’s business, you know that your company’s data is critical to your success, but it also serves as a competitive advantage to compete in your industry. In today’s fast paced world, it does not suffice to have access to your data from your office. Rather, most businesses require access to these data via mobile devices, apps, or the cloud. What would happen if there is an emergency if you data are lost or cannot be retrieved for an extended period of time?
That is what disaster recovery is about – protecting your data in case of an emergency or retrieving it after a natural or human-induced disaster. Honestly, it is always better to invest in a proven solution because in the long run it is much more affordable and you have peace of mind your business will not go bankrupt due to an IT system failure. For example, in 2008, a study by Gartner Group concluded that 78 percent of businesses went bankrupt within one year after suffering a system failure that lasted more than 48 hours.
Technology effectiveness is never guaranteed 100% by technology service providers — everyone knows it will break at some point. Therefore, to avoid a system downtime business owners and managers can designate an employee or an IT firm to monitor their network. Today’s IT service providers are highly sophisticated and can provide network support and maintenance 24×7 so you can sleep well at night.
Beware that some firms may attempt to confound you with buzzwords that you do not understand to sell you higher services that may not be needed. In most occasions, feel free to request a FREE onsite consultation by a certified engineer to gauge their technical capacity and make a more informed decision. In fact, most technology solutions providers will take the time to understand your business needs and goals in order to tailor a solution that delivers and exceeds your expectations. The goal is to allow you to focus on your core business, not your technology.