Your South Florida business is growing at an alarming rate, and you’ve climbed many high hurdles to get there. So, what’s next? What decisions will you need to make in Q1 2018 in order to maintain the growth of your business? It’s become apparent you’re going to require help from additional resources, one of those being an IT Provider. But, what kind of IT Provider is your organization looking for?
An IT Audit is performed by a third party and is an in-depth analysis of a company’s technical environment, including its existing computer applications, hardware infrastructure, IT plan and IT related personnel. The Audit results in a detailed written report and guide that recommend strategic business initiatives pertaining to rightsizing internal and external practices and systems. In a nutshell, the audit will help to uncover areas of concern and will offer solutions to fix these issues.
If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say they had an IT "guy".... and these words were coming straight from the mouths of business owners and top level executives.
You have to remember, some companies, though small in size, can still earn millions of dollars annually. And because they’re smaller businesses they think they can't afford the help of an entire department to run their network.
I was in college, living paycheck to paycheck, eating Ramen Noodles and buying all non-brand name products. So outsourcing any type of service wasn't really an option for me. It wasn’t a choice, it was reality and it was the way it had to be. I was living on a budget so that one day I could enjoy the finer things in life. My beautiful college girlfriend (who by the way is now my beautiful wife) nagged and nagged about the color of our walls until one day I decided I’d just paint them myself. I couldn’t afford to outsource the paint job. How hard could it be? I went to the local paint store, bought the cheapest brand of paint I could find, came home threw on some coveralls and began to paint. Close to 2 weeks later, I was done. I stood in front of those walls and I knew deep down I’d done a crap job! I knew that it would have looked a thousand times better if I had outsourced the job to the professionals. But the cost was right and that was that.
We depend on many different tools, services and securities in life to help keep us safe. Question is, do we take the proper precautions to make sure they’re working, that they're doing their function? We don’t live in a perfect world and that's exactly why we should be testing our managed security systems often. Last night I decided to test my home security system. I tested the signals within the house and then tested the signal from our home to the monitoring center. Protecting my family is single-handedly the most important thing in the world to me. If you have a home security system, I think that you should think about breaking into your house this weekend (I think you know what I'm saying)
If your small or medium sized business is struggling with new or existing technology systems, you're probably asking yourself: what is managed IT services? For the last 40 years, Connections for Business has been helping companies implement and maintain high functioning, superior IT infrastructures in a cost effective manner.
Connections for Business Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by Penton Technology’s MSPmentor
There is so much to be grateful for each year: our family, our co-workers, the clients who allow us to serve them, the fantastic country we live in- no matter how screwed up it seems at times; our military and police who keep us safe, the teachers who teach our children - and the ministers who feed our spirit.
Take heart Star Wars fans, scientists have proven that lightsaber weapons are theoretically possible. The weapons have been used to devastating effect by the likes of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. Perhaps one day they can also be wielded by your friendly IT service professional, to help defend against Trade Federation loving Cryptolocker viruses or Sith Serving Identity Hackers!