Maintaining your company’s IT network can be challenging. As new technologies arise and others become outdated, it’s often necessary to update your system to meet current standards.
But what happens when something goes wrong? Network failures, outdated tech, and software compatibility issues can hurt your bottom line. Updating your network from the ground up is prohibitively expensive, so you opt for a short-term fix that will allow you to continue operating. But as the patches and short-term fixes pile up, you may find yourself operating from a reactive, rather than a proactive stance.
Get Familiar with Cloud Computing
The cloud has been with us for a few years now, and while some businesses remain reluctant to rely on cloud storage, others are finding it invaluable. The cloud offers some pretty unbeatable advantages, both for business and personal computing. Migrating your sensitive data to the cloud can provide you with a backup that’s always ready in the event of a network failure. Copies of your software can also be stored in the cloud, in the event of a cyberattack or data corruption issue. Cloud computing is also a big part of most disaster recovery plans. If your network fails or critical data are compromised by cybercriminals, you need to get your business up and running again ASAP. Cloud storage lets you keep your most important software and data secure and ready for reboot—without the added cost of yet another short-term solution.
Work with Your Employees’ Proficiencies
You took great care in selecting your team, so why not select technologies that fit your worker’s proficiencies? Your workers are your company’s best asset. Giving them the tools that they are most familiar with can reduce training time, minimize errors, and keep your business operating at peak performance as you upgrade.
Boost Network Security
If you’re like most business owners, a cyberattack can be your worst nightmare. Cybercrime is up, and protecting your network is essential. Today’s cybercriminals are more innovative than ever. So your network protections will have to be up to the challenge. Choosing the right cybersecurity software now can save you time, money, and hassle later. Today’s sophisticated cybersecurity products detect and block malicious attacks and cyber theft, often before they happen. Cybersecurity products differ, according to user needs. Take the time to shop around and ask questions to find the cybersecurity products that best meet your needs.
Partner with a Managed Service Provider
Many businesses are discovering the advantage of working with a managed service provider (MSP). An MSP can help provide…
- 24/7 monitoring of your network, often addressing small problems before they become major headaches.
- Predictable costs so you’re not always putting out fires or scrambling for funds.
- Guidance on new hardware or software purchases
- Alerts to emerging technologies that could help improve efficiency
- Recommendations on cybersecurity products that can help your business
Located in Wayne, Pa, Waterdog Computer Works is a complete IT solutions and cybersecurity provider serving businesses throughout Main Line Philadelphia. Focused and responsive, Waterdog Computer Works offers a two-hour emergency response time guarantee, no-risk contracts and a team of technicians with over 75 years of combined experience. Call us at 484.580.8568 to speak to a member of our team.