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Managed Services Prevents these 6 Common IT Problems

b2ap3_thumbnail_make_the_pieces_fit_with_solutions_400.jpgModern businesses are built upon their data. Therefore, you need someone you trust to oversee it. Having the wrong person handle your IT systems could turn into a number of time-consuming, costly, and irritating problems for you. Here’s a list of the six most common IT problems that can be prevented by going with a trusted IT service provider.

Endless Technical Glitches
A computer network that runs smoothly produces maximum productivity for your staff. If your team is constantly encountering one computer glitch after another, even if they’re just minor ones, then your business won’t reach its full potential because your racecar-of-a company will be facing a slew of stop signs. For any business looking to get ahead, taking care of technical glitches needs to be a priority.

Extended Downtime
One of the worst problems that can happen to your business is an extended session of downtime due to a technology failure like a server crash or hard drive failure. A problem like this means that your operations are down for an extended period of time, which can cripple productivity and prevent your business from making profits. Additionally, extended downtime is worse than you may realize due to the fact that you’re paying for employees to sit around and not do anything.

Errors
Computer errors can come out of nowhere and hinder projects. When an error hits, the project is disrupted and it either has to be fixed or a workaround must be found. Both of these solutions take time. Plus, unless a computer error is properly taken care of, it will just get worse, and more errors will happen more frequently.

Slowness
Lack of proper PC maintenance means that the performance of computer systems suffer. If PC maintenance problems aren't addressed, then the computer will get slower and slower until it seriously cuts into productivity and drives workers crazy. When it comes to getting work done efficiently, a fast computer is always more productive.

Critical Data Loss
After a server goes down, everyone crosses their fingers when it powers back on, hoping that no data was lost. Sometimes, you’re not so lucky and critical data is deleted. If you have a Data Backup and Recovery solution, then a server crash like this isn’t worth worrying about because your backed up data will quickly be available. Of course, the best way to prevent critical data loss in the first place is to have your server units properly maintained.

Security Breaches
Even if your technology is running properly, if it’s not properly protected, then your business can be easily harmed by a security breach. A security breach will do much more than harm productivity; it will put your company’s sensitive data at risk. When it comes to something as important as your company’s data, it’s better to be safe than sorry. SMART Services offers your business the best network protection possible with our Unified Threat Management solution.

Having the right company manage your IT means that all of these issues are taken care of and prevented so that you don’t have to worry about them causing problems for your business. At SMART Services, we take a different approach to IT by taking care of these problems through preventive measures instead of reacting to problems as they occur. To find out if SMART Services is the best fit to handle your company’s IT needs, give us a call at 586 258-0650.

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