Managed It Consulting For Small Business
If you manage a small business or startup, you know that every decision is critical. So wen it comes to meeting your IT challenges, you may already be wondering whether it would be best to enlarge your in-house IT staff or to partner with a managed services provider. Many of today’s small businesses are discovering the advantages of working with a consultant on larger IT projects like beefing up cybersecurity protocols, monitoring your network, and boosting connectivity among team members working remotely.
24/7/365 Network Monitoring
Network inefficiency, delays, and downtimes can be crippling to a small business. And if a network problem arises when your team is away from the office, the day-to-day operation of your business could be in limbo until the problem is discovered and corrected.
By partnering with an experienced managed services provider, your network will be monitored every day, all day, and if a problem arises, you can be confident that it will be addressed immediately. Many smaller issues can even be anticipated and fixed with no downtime at all.
Quick Access to Top Talent For Your Small Business
Imagine having rapid access to the IT expertise you need, regardless of the challenge. A managed services provider can serve as your on-call talent pool for issues ranging from email access to cloud backup, cybersecurity, and more. And when you contract with a managed services provider, you pay only for the services you need—without the added burden of having to onboard and train new staff.
In the world of small business, every expense matters, and keeping IT costs low can make the difference between posting a good or a bad quarter. By partnering with an IT consultant, you’ll always know what you’re buying and you can choose precisely the services you need, without wasting money on those you don’t.
An experienced managed services provider will be staffed by professionals well versed in the latest technologies and trends. They can be an invaluable resource if you’re looking to make more informed purchasing decisions, assess system compatibility issues, beef up cybersecurity, or prepare for anticipated growth. Plus, a seasoned consultant can help you avoid rookie mistakes stay a step ahead of your competitors.
Cybersecurity For Small Businesses
Cyber-threats are making headlines and show no signs of going away soon. Malware, ransomware, email phishing scams, and data breaches can be crippling to a small business. A managed IT services provider can help assess your company’s security profile, identify vulnerabilities, and guide cybersecurity purchases to close unwanted loopholes.
A consultant can also help to train your in-house team how to spot the early warning signs of a cyber-attack and take appropriate action.
Preventing Data Loss
A significant data compromise or loss can be devastating, both for your bottom line and your reputation. That’s why it’s essential to have a disaster and recovery in plan in place now, before catastrophe strikes. A managed services provider has the experience to help you draw up a disaster plan that will safeguard sensitive information (including customer details, transaction data, and industry secrets) and create a cloud backup so you can get your business back on track quickly following a breach.
If you’re working with a managed services provider, you’ll often be assigned a service delivery manager as your point of contact for the duration of the working relationship. So if you have questions or concerns, you’ll always be talking with someone who understands your specific IT needs, limitations, and plans for the future. This one-on-one contact helps you stay informed on the details of each step in the process, whether you’re updating your in-house server, migrating data to the cloud, or beefing up cybersecurity protocols.
ICONIC Technologies has built its reputation helping small businesses like yours manage their IT needs cost-effectively. Our skilled pros are eager to work with you, whether you’re troubleshooting a connectivity problem, improving email security, or developing a plan to respond to a potential data breach. Contact ICONIC Technologies today and discover how we can help your small business grow.