Can Your IT Handle Business Growth?
This time as part of our series of business advisory articles we’re focusing on the highly technical world of computers, software, cloud storage and digital security.
Every business needs some form of IT, whether it’s a single laptop, multiple devices or a comprehensive digital infrastructure capable of accommodating a large workforce. Technology has opened up countless opportunities for raising brand awareness, taking on new clients and delivering exceptional levels of customer service, the only problem is that insufficient systems will soon break down and put an end to business continuity.
In order to stay on top of service delivery and keep your data safe, you need an IT specialist on your side. Read on to discover how they can help to safeguard, optimise, sustain and ultimately grow your business.
Storing all of your files, documents, software and emails on individual pieces of hardware is extremely risky. All it takes is for a device to be lost, damaged or stolen, or even for it to simply stop working, and you’ll lose all of the data that keeps your business running. Rather than depending on old-school methods of data storage, moving to the cloud will ensure that your data is always available to you whilst protected against viruses and hackers.
By joining the cloud, unfortunate events such as power cuts, accidents, flood, fire and burglary won’t stop you from being able to access your data. The cloud also facilitates remote working, which means that staff can work from home much more easily and securely, as well as get work done when visiting clients or on the move.
If there’s a business owner who can get work done without needing at least one Microsoft Office application, we haven’t met them yet. The Office 365 suite is wide-ranging and Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also Teams, One Drive, SharePoint and many other excellent tools that will help your business to connect, collaborate and accomplish more every day.
A professional IT manager will be able to migrate your business over to Office 365 quickly and effectively. They’ll also help you to decide which applications you need, as well as show you how to get the most out of ones you may have never used before. The result is greater efficiency, productivity, consistency and time management across the board.
Wider IT infrastructure
There are so many other factors included in an IT infrastructure, including data backup, Wi-Fi, emails, device management, hardware repairs and much more. Online security alone involves everything from antivirus software and firewalls, to password management and Multi Factor Authentication, each of which keep you safeguarded against hackers, malware, ransomware, phishing scams and all kinds of nasty cyber-attacks that can bring a business to its knees in seconds.
When you hire an IT management company, they’ll recommend what you need and deliver it to the highest standard. Aside from making your digital processes stress-free, you also gain the peace of mind that your data is only accessible to authorised users.
We recommend RedFez
Our good friend Robin Thompson calls himself “your IT stress reliever” and we couldn’t agree more with this statement. He and the team at RedFez offer a wide range of IT services, including full management packages that are guaranteed to take away your tech headache. As well as making everything run smoothly and securely, Robin will also ensure that your business is future-proofed and ready for anything.
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