We’re closing in on the end of 2019, which means a few things – we’re about to celebrate and eat a lot of great food, annoying holiday commercials will finally come to an end, and smart business leaders are beginning to look ahead towards 2020 and the investments they can make to continue improving their business.
It’s not hard to find new things to invest in for your company in the digital age. From new software that can offer unparalleled productivity benefits, to the hardware that can run it, spending money is easy when technology is becoming a foundational component of modern business.
However, there is one tool that rises above the rest when it comes to improving business productivity and continuity – managed IT services. Here are just a few examples of what you can expect to gain from a professional partnership in 2020.
Cybersecurity Like No Other
We’re no stranger to cybercrime – and have written about it plenty here throughout the year – but the threat of attack is a constant concern for modern businesses.
Take for example the latest threat on everyone’s mind – the dreaded ransomware attack. These attacks can leave your business at the hands of a hacker in the blink of an eye, and in the best case cost your organization a pretty penny, in the worst, a loss of critical data.
These attacks, as well as a multitude of other daily threats businesses face, can be prevented with a solid cybersecurity plan. However, most small-and-medium-sized businesses lack the staff and budget for a full-fledged cybersecurity team.
That’s where managed IT comes into play. Working with a managed IT provider means you have constant contact with a group of cybersecurity experts on call at a moments notice to prepare your organization for attack – and handle it if anything does get through.
Need New Tech? We’ve Got It
Implementing new technology and services in business in 2020 won’t be just keeping up with the Jones’ – it’s a critical component of staying competitive in an evolving landscape.
50 years ago, no office had a personal computer – now they’re a staple of nearly every business function in the world. 15 years ago smartphones were just overpriced gadgets – today they’re a workhorse tool for modern business.
We can’t predict what 2020 or beyond will bring, but we can guarantee as technology evolves, so must your business. That’s why so many organizations with limited staff and budget choose to work with managed IT providers.
Our teams have experience in helping organizations implement a wide variety of new tech and IT needs, including:
- Hosted and Hybrid Cloud Solutions
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
- Helpdesk Solutions
- Software Updates
- Hardware Implementation
- Data Backups
Just like our cybersecurity offerings, our teams are prepared to help your organization grow and succeed with any new technology you need to implement to improve business.
Your Data Is Safe With Us
Here’s a quick hypothetical – a hack gets through and your network is being held for ransom, or a natural disaster wipes out your office, or an errant software malfunction deletes all your data – how do you get it back?
The problem is, this isn’t an “if” situation today, but a “when”. If you don’t already have a data backup solution in place, working with an IT consultancy for data protection should be your number one priority in 2020.
Cloud backups and disaster recovery are our bread and butter – and working with a managed IT provider is ensuring the longevity and safety of your critical data through any disaster, manmade or otherwise, than can befall your organization.
It’s The Most Cost Effective IT Solution
At the end of the day (or year), it’s all about revenue – and getting the most benefit with the highest profit is what a good business leader does.
As far as cost-per-benefit is concerned, working with a managed IT provider is one of the smartest choices small-and-medium-sized businesses can make to expand their scope of their IT and technological offerings. You’ll get the expertise and benefits of a fully equipped onsite team of specialists without the overhead or staffing strain.
There’s a lot we can do to help your business in 2020. Contact us today to learn more about our solutions and how we can work together to ensure you’re organization remains competitive and technologically savvy in the coming year.