Fuelled Networks has the technical expertise to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery in case of catastrophic network failures. Learn how managed IT services can protect your business.
No matter the size of your enterprise, technology plays a critical part of operations. When a system or device fails, the impact ripples through your business. If you haven’t thought about the impact of an IT failure on your business, it’s time you did. Ask yourself how long it would take to bring operations online after an IT failure. Minutes? Hours? Days? If you don’t have the resources or expertise to get your business up and running in minutes, it may be time to look at a managed IT service.
IT management sounds simple. It’s just making sure your company’s infrastructure and end-user systems are working, right? Then, you look at your network. Your infrastructure is more than computers and printers. Your network includes firewalls, wireless networks, and cybersecurity. Perhaps, it is time to look at a managed IT service provider to ensure continuous operation.
A managed service provider or MSP monitors and maintains your network. The specific service depends on your provider agreement, but the following services should be provided at a minimum:
No matter how small your business may be, you have critical data that needs to be protected and secured so your company can continue to operate.
An MSP puts your existing network configuration on paper. The service provider assesses the size of your network, discusses your future needs, and presents a plan to ensure operational continuity. During the planning process, be sure to consider a business continuity plan. The inability to do business because of system failure has a crippling effect on a company, no matter the size.
Monitoring is more than checking to see if the network is operational. Monitoring involves watching network performance, identifying potential problems with network devices, checking for cyberattacks, and securing data. According to CNBC, 60% of small businesses fail within six months of a cyber attack. If you don’t want to be part of the 60%, think about a disaster recovery site. If your primary system is attacked, your disaster recovery site is ready to get you back in business as quickly as possible.
Maintenance is essential to the reliable operation of your network. Poorly maintained networks do not perform as they should. If security updates are not applied promptly, your system is open to potential cyberattacks. An IT provider replaces mission-critical devices before they fail and ensures your data is secure. With an IT managed service provider, you can focus on your business knowing your network is performing as it should and that software is updated as quickly as possible.
At Fuelled Networks, we are more than a provider. We are a partner. Our technical experts understand how vital an IT infrastructure is to daily operations. That’s why we are committed to working with our clients to ensure success. Why not contact us today to discuss how we can help you manage your network?
Published On: 6th November 2019 by Ernie Sherman.