Business owners are always looking for reliable help with their IT infrastructure. Since this is such a large financial investment, it’s not only a good idea to work with the best, but it can support your daily business operations. The question is whether you want simple break/fix services or a fully managed IT services provider.
Support for Special Projects
If you already have an in-house IT team, then co-managed services can be a good option. You’ll have IT specialists when you need them, which can take the burden off your in-house staff when special projects arise. This is a more cost efficient solution as well. You’ll also have IT Consulting in Newark you need when questions come up about technology and this happens more than you’d think. You might be thinking about moving to Office 365 but still have some lingering questions. Or you may be in the market for a new CRM program. There are so many—how do you choose the right one?
Are You Ready to Migrate?
Your company may be thinking about migrating to the cloud. Should you choose a public, private or hybrid cloud? Is there a process to the migration that can get it done without disrupting your workflow? Actually, moving to the cloud can be a terrific idea for your business, but it does require a fully mapped out plan. When you plan well, things will go smoother with fewer hiccups. And that’s true with just about everything. Good planning ensures a better outcome.
If you’ve been thinking about migrating to the cloud, below are a few good reasons to make the move:
- Cloud-Hosted Servers
- Remote Application Hosting
- High-Performance Remote Desktops
- Flexible Cloud Storage
- Better Security
When you have IT support in Newark handling the configuration and migration process for you, it allows you to focus on your day-to-day tasks while the pros take care of your cloud transition. Your IT company can also provide ongoing maintenance and support.
Do You Need Help with Compliance?
Managed IT services can help with lots of different and very important tasks that you may not have thought about. For instance, an MSP can help you with compliance if you’re working in a regulated industry like healthcare, financial or legal. Fees and fines for non-compliance have risen significantly over the last few years. That’s because regulatory commissions are trying to make an example of those who are out of compliance. The best way (in their minds) to accomplish this is to assess outrageous fines.
How’s Your Cyber Security?
Managed IT Services in Newark can help your company improve its cyber security. This alone is worth its weight in gold. Just recently, a news story emerged revealing that both Facebook and Google had been bilked out of millions of dollars due to a phony phishing scam. This one was called the Business Email Compromise and it was a very intricate and well-planned crime.
This Could Happen to Your Company
A group of Lithuanian hackers created a phony company with the same name as a very well-known manufacturer in Taiwan—a company called Quanta Computer. Then they went to work creating phony logos, letterheads, invoices and emails. Between the years 2013 and 2015, they sent out millions of dollars’ worth of fraudulent invoices to the two companies and those invoices were all paid.
In 2017, the crooks were finally caught and stopped. 50-year-old cyber thief, Evaldas Rimasauskas, was extradited to New York. He pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and agreed to forfeit $49.7 million. He could spend 30 years in prison for this crime. Google and Facebook have both said that they recovered most of their financial losses. But if something like this could happen to big companies with the best cyber security, then it could happen to anyone. In addition to this, for every one of the cyber crooks that are caught, there are millions more that will never be found and stopped.
It’s up to each business owner to have the best cyber protection in place. Employees should be trained on a regular basis. One-time training won’t work. Employees get careless and complacent. They need regularly scheduled training sessions so they can be updated about the latest cyber threats. We all get busy and forget sometimes, but it only takes one careless employee to download a ransomware virus.
IT Consulting in Newark
If you’re looking for a strategic IT partner, Partners Plus offers a full suite of managed IT services for businesses in and around Newark. As today’s technology evolves, we make it our job to stay on top of the latest trends. We’ve learned over the years that technology can make or break a business—it just depends on how you approach it. Are you getting the most out of your technology? Most companies are not. If you’d like to learn more about IT support in Newark, please contact us to set up a no-obligation phone call.
This is a constantly evolving challenge. Please feel free to reach out for more info or any feedback and we’ll help/update as needed.
Bill Hogan is the Owner and President of Partners Plus. He has over 37 years of experience in the tech industry, specifically IT network consulting for small and medium-sized businesses. Bill has spoken at seminars all over the country and published his latest book in 2018. Partners Plus has been selected by PHL17 as the best Computer and IT Support Company in the greater Philadelphia area.