Are You Sick of Ongoing IT Issues?
Like a persistent cough or muscle strain, many IT issues prove to be nagging. Every time they come back you think about getting an expert’s opinion. Then, the cough fades, you can walk freely again, or your computers are back up and running. You keep on going. Until the next time. If you’re sick of ongoing issues with your IT, look to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for help.
There are many IT ailments that can negatively impact your ability to do work. Let’s take a look at a few common ones, and how Entricio, your local MSP, can help treat them.
#1 Network and Internet issues.
Business is done online these days. Poor network connection is frustrating, to say the least. Without the Internet, how can you do your job? You can’t even check and send emails, let alone access team documents or enter data into cloud-based accounting software. A lagging network also slows down application and data loading time. It may seem like just a few moments to start. But add that up over several times a day and by multiple employees. You’re looking at a decrease in productivity that mounts up.
An MSP, like Entricio, has the know-how to find what’s causing these frustrations. When there’s a problem, they’re at the ready to resolve it and help improve reliability.
#2 Repeated malware infections.
This can mean a couple of things. First, you don’t have effective system and application protections in place. These attacks shouldn’t be able to make it through the door to begin with. By using the right firewalls, anti-spam, and protections, you should be able to keep your system on lock down. Gain expert backup with an MSP reviewing your security protocols to keep the bad guys at bay.
Be sure to also educate employees about the dangers of social engineering. They are your first line of defense. Don’t let them fall for the pretexts and download malicious files. Also, ensure passwords are strong enough to avoid adding another point of entry.
#3 Printing problems.
Many businesses are printing less today, but we’re not done with hard copies entirely. So, when a printer starts whirring, spinning endlessly, or can’t connect, efficiency halts. Printers sold at big box stores are consumer grade quality. Avoid printer frustrations with solid business-class printers (which your MSP can identify for you).
#4 Application overload.
Maybe some of your employees prefer Dropbox. Others rely on their free Gmail accounts. This hodgepodge of options can cause chaos. Staff have difficulty remembering the passwords to the accounts they need. So, they simplify, and that makes their accounts more hackable.
Upgrading to business-grade versions of important applications is easier with Entricio. We’ll help identify the software that best addresses your business needs.
#5 Aging technology.
You’ve had your current computers for ages. They are slower than you’d like, but you don’t have the time to look for something else. Plus, you can’t imagine having to learn something new. You’re too busy. But aging tech is more likely to fail, which could prove catastrophic if you don’t have the right systems backup.
MSPs know IT. Based on your individual business needs, they can suggest a plan of attack to update the IT and keep it secure. They can also provide backup strategies to prepare for the worst and recover quickly.
A managed service provider has your back when it comes to IT. Work with experts who focus on technology day in and day out. You’ll save money and gain time to spend innovating in your field.
Gain a competitive advantage with the support of an MSP like Entricio. Give us a call at 561-293-2258 today, or contact us here!