Is it time for your 6 month check-up?

06.08.2017

When was the last time you had your car serviced? Taken it for an oil change? Maybe given it a car wash? Odds are you can remember the last time you had your car serviced. You probably made an appointment or dropped in to get these services done. Why? To ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and to protect the initial investment you made.

Now, when was the last time you had your server checked? Updated your firewall? Reviewed IT policies and procedures with your staff? Updated IT policies in the handbook? At Datasmith we ask these questions to our new clients during our initial meetings. Most clients are lucky to remember when they did one of the previous mentioned services, let alone all four.

We live in an era where IT is second nature. You set up your business with some computers, internet access, and mobile devices. Maybe you had a vendor come in and set up your technology when you first opened and haven’t seen them since. It’s normal for businesses to forgo routine maintenance with their IT products and services. Why? Because most days your business’ IT equipment functions. But what happens when it doesn’t?

For most new clients Datasmith encounters, they are experiencing a moment where their IT isn’t working. Whether it was a security breach, equipment failure, or human error something has gone wrong. Now, they are paralyzed. The sales team can’t access their proposals, the CRM system is inaccessible, and finance can’t project Q4’s profitability. Business operations have come to a screeching stop.

Datasmith believes that all business should never reach a point where business operations have to stop due to an IT failure. Just like you get your car serviced, your IT solutions need servicing to. A server, although extremely reliable, needs routine maintenance to ensure it’s functioning properly. Your firewall and security need to be patched and updated to ensure they are ready to fight the latest cyber security threat. Not to mention your workforce, the ones who actually use the IT solutions every day, need to be regularly educated on how to properly use equipment and be alert for potential threats.

Since we are officially half way through the year, we thought it’d be a good time to ask when the last time you had someone service your IT solutions. If you can’t remember, or there’s a nice layer of dust on top of your server, contact Datasmith. We can arrange for a quick check-up to see how your business’ IT stands up to today’s tech.

This check-up will allow us to tell you what is working great and what could be improved. At Datasmith we pride ourselves on only recommending services you actually need – not what meets our sales quota. So give us a call (it’s free)! We’re ready to get your tech ready to make your 2017 end in success.

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