Given that this is the time of year when we all sit down to think about the things we are thankful for, it seems fitting to pass on a handful of the things our clients have told us they appreciate most in 2021. Let’s look at four IT blessings we want you to be able to count…
#1 That You Have a Dedicated Managed Services Team
Having a dedicated IT vendor means that the support you need is never more than a phone call away. If you’re having a problem, and especially one that’s keeping you and your team from getting your work done, then it’s nice to know you can have a technician on-site quickly. It’s even better when you can be sure they’ll have the right knowledge about your business, the tools to diagnose your problem, and the training they need to find answers quickly.
#2 That You Are Protected From Fires, Floods, and Other Disasters
Every year there are otherwise successful companies that go out of business because they lose data in a fire, flood, power surge, or other “everyday tragedy.” This isn’t something that has to keep you up at night if you have the right backup and recovery plan in place, complete with remote and secure file servers. While you’ll never want to deal with a disruptive event like an earthquake or tornado, it’s nice to know you have a plan for those situations.
#3 That Your Data Is as Safe and Secure as It Can Be
It seems like every week there is a new hack or ransomware attack in the news. These sorts of problems aren’t going away, but you can take steps to protect your business – not only with backup files but also staff training and network monitoring. When you know you are better protected from cybercriminals than your competitors are, it’s something that can make you feel just a little bit more secure about the future.
#4 That Your IT Budget Is Predictable From One Quarter to the Next
With a strong managed services plan in place, you can have a good idea of what you’ll be spending for IT care from one month or quarter to the next. And, when you engage a virtual CIO you’ll have the knowledge and confidence you need to plan for hardware and software upgrades, along with other technology-related expenses. Contrast that with the way most business owners and executives feel about IT budgeting and you’ll certainly feel grateful for the difference.
Not Feeling Thankful Enough in 2021?
Reading this list probably made you feel one of two ways. Either you’re very happy to be enjoying these benefits in your own business, or you’re perhaps a little annoyed that you haven’t been getting the kind of service you expect and deserve for your money.
If you feel like you aren’t quite as thankful as you could be for your IT vendor, this is the perfect time to investigate your options. Contact a member of our sales team today to schedule a free consultation and see why so many business owners and executives just like you refuse to work with anyone else!