Small Business owners often name IT Services on of their list of greatest business challenges. For a small business owner, understanding the latest technology and finding the right solutions for their specific needs can be time consuming, frustrating, and overwhelming. We’ve put together a baseline of services every small business needs to support and grow their business. Starting with these will get you on the right track and so you began tailoring and finding IT Services that are specific to your business.
Online Backup and Data Recovery:
Small business data is the life blood of any small business. Lose it and you risk the possibility of never recovering. Several studies have shown that over 50% of business that suffer a significant data loss never recover. With improved internet connection speeds data can be backed up in real time on any device to the cloud. Online backups provide additional security and protection against natural disasters like fire and floods. Finally, many of the online cloud based backup services are fully automated although you should verify and test backups at minimum monthly. Shop around online and read what other business owners and review publications are saying about current solutions so you can choose the best product for your small business.
Security software and training:
Cyber-security is constantly evolving to match the increasing number of cyber-attacks on small business. Small businesses are often an easy target for bad actors and hackers because they simply lack the knowledge and infrastructure to protect against these attacks. The most common threat is malicious software or malware. Examples of these include viruses, and ransomware. A large portion of malware infects small business networks via inbound email. To reduce your exposure to these attacks a business owner needs to do a few things. First off, start with reputable small business firewall and hire an expert to configure it. Next, purchase an anti-spam solution that will compliment your existing email service. Many of the ISP anti-spam services are marginal at best. Since most malware infections start with an infected or phishing email, a reputable anti-spam software or application is your best line of defense. Finally, a good web filtering or web security application will help prevent (block) users from accessing sites with a reputation for malware infections. The above recommendations are important but without some level of employee or end user training your security will be compromised.
Cloud Storage and File Sharing:
Cloud file storage allows a small business to store files that can be accessed from any device, at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. For the small business, cloud storage is a great way to share files and assign access rights to appropriate inter-company groups. In addition, cloud storage is scalable. You never need to purchase more than you need. When you begin to run out of storage more disk space is provisioned automatically so you never pay for more than you need.
Find a reputable IT Support Company:
Find a reputable IT Support Company with a strong reputation for supporting IT Services for small business. We recommend that you look locally by doing a quick google search for “IT Services Atlanta” or “IT Support Atlanta” and find a company that has great customer reviews. You can see ours here. Next, meet with them and make sure that they understand your business needs and are a good fit for your company.
TrueITPros support service area includes the Valdosta and metro Atlanta area including the following cities: Atlanta, Dunwoody, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Marietta, Norcross, Decatur, Buckhead, Kennesaw, Duluth, Snellville, Brookhaven and Lilburn. Many of our clients have multiple locations and out of state locations too.
If you are looking for small business managed IT services and support company in Atlanta or Valdosta please call us at (678) 329-0832 or email us.