One of the myths that endure in business is that high reliance on IT complicates processes. Although this may become the case with systems and setups not fit for purpose, enhanced computation should improve your business practices and productivity.
Streamlining IT is the key difference between data processes that are burdensome and those delivering service excellence. If your business is losing out to competitors with superior processing power, something has to give. The answer is managed IT services that are customized to support your employees.
Network Management & Monitoring
In simple terms, a computer network allows your business to share resources across space and time. Virtually all modern IT processes rely on a network that allows easy and secure access to data, software and processes. For small to medium businesses, setting up and managing a computer network can prove challenging. With network management and monitoring services, the responsibility is taken out of your hands.
There are several benefits to remote management and monitoring of your network. Any issues are detected using advanced technology by networking specialists. Two of the main components of this service involve ensuring traffic to and from the network is handled efficiently and securely. Hackers may attempt to access data via backdoors to a network, which can be avoided with robust security measures.
There are numerous benefits associated with cloud computing over physical infrastructure and software. Fewer resources are needed to access software and data that is stored in the cloud. This allows businesses to upscale on a budget and levels the playing field in competitive industries. All data and software is stored on secure servers which are offsite. Without having to rely on physical memory and storage as much, businesses can expand the use of software packages such as Microsoft Office.
Remote access, or working from home, is another aspect of cloud computing that has become increasingly attractive to businesses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to access IT resources from anywhere in the world may be crucial for service continuity. This is only possible with technology that allows employees to use the network and any associated resources with nothing more than an internet connection and a compatible device.
Help Desk & Security
If downtime is a problem for your business and is largely driven by network or computing failures, managed IT services are a game changer. With most of your resources in the cloud, access issues become the leading cause of downtime. Help desk services will ensure that your employees have support when troubleshooting access to software or data. Security authentication protocols will ensure that only authorized employees can log onto cloud services. Password resets can happen in real-time, ensuring that downtime is kept to a minimum.
When other IT issues do occur, having a help desk on call is crucial for keeping your team productive. Managed IT services typically include automatic rollouts and updates of software, which means setup issues are rare. However, if employees need troubleshooting assistance for any other reason that is covered by your help desk agreement, the time saved is invaluable to the business.
Customize Your Managed IT Experience
You can explore your managed IT options today by consulting with ClubDrive Systems. We can customize solutions to reflect process, productivity and data handling needs. Our team of specialists understands the challenges faced by businesses in every industry. This is the perfect opportunity to help your business grow with enhanced computation capabilities.
Call ClubDrive Systems today if you have any questions about managed IT services with cloud hosting and computing. We are industry leaders in helping businesses reduce downtime and improve productivity.