IT management is the base of all business operations. No matter what time of the year it is, or season, your IT systems need to give you the best performance 24/7. However, the management of IT systems can be difficult and expensive. It can also get you to lose focus from core business activities, if something in your IT systems goes terribly wrong, for example, a server downtime.
It’s one of those processes that require consistent planning, research, and analytics to keep your online business healthy, avoid problems while also optimizing your business performance. Due to the depth of it, business owners often state IT management to be the sole cause of their delays and distraction in key business operations. So, what are the signs that you may be ready to outsource your IT management and need a managed services provider?
Sign 1: IT Problems Just Keep on Coming – Advancements in the IT industry are bringing in changing technologies and new methods to master, but you are struggling to keep up with the daily workload and sorting out issues one after the other.
Effect: By hiring a Managed Service Provider you will relieve the burden on your IT staff and achieve more efficient operations.
Sign 2: Your IT Team Can’t Meet the Service Demands – Your IT staff with generalized technology is having a hard time coping with service demands that require specialized IT skills.
Effect: When the need for support solutions goes beyond the skill sets of your staff, managed services from Bastionpoint are necessary to keep your systems at top functionality under added demand.
Sign 3: You Deal with Critical & Sensitive Information – Your business stores, accesses, or transmits critical data and you are unsure whether you will be able to prevent sensitive data leaks, hacks, fraudulent attempts.
Effect: Managed services from Bastionpoint ensures that critical data such as personal and financial information, and medical records are protected all the time while also employing strategic protocols to deal with theft and intrusion attempts.
Sign 4: You Are Unable to Predict Your IT Budget – You find your IT costs vary widely each month preventing you from making a proper budget plan. Whenever something goes wrong you must pay high troubleshooting charges.
Effect: You hire a managed service provider for a fixed fee no matter how much support you utilize, even when you need emergency support you won’t have to pay sky-high charges. This allows you to create and stick to a predictable budget.
Sign 5: You Want To, But Can’t Prioritize IT – After every major system overhaul or tune-up, you plan to prioritize your IT and pre-plan for problems, but you can’t due to other issues.
Effect: With a managed service plan from Bastionpoint, your IT needs are prioritized and your systems are monitored 24/7. Further issues are identified and resolved before they can cause any problem with your business or website.
If your business is experiencing any or all of these signs, it is time to call the IT professionals at Bastionpoint Technology to become your technology partner.
Bastionpoint Technology is able to help, just give us a call at 804-612-9876 and start being proactive in your current environment and let us put our expertise to work for you.
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