Regular professional monitoring and maintenance of your small business IT systems are critical to the productivity, efficiency, and availability of your business infrastructure. Many small business owners wrongly assume that if their system is operational, then everything is working as it should.
Myth: The lowest bid is always the best bid. With computers, the end result will be the same.Fact: There are many ways to set up a computer system. Low bidders may not be equipped to deal with things the best way, and that will mean that your system will break down more often. Ultimately, you will find yourself spending more money poorly repairing the system time and time again instead of repairing it the right way with a professional. Low bidders may even be able to cause additional damage to your systems, necessitating hardware replacements and costly downtime.
Myth: Anyone can tell if a system is up and running. Ordinary staff members can be in charge of the IT infrastructure until something goes wrong.Fact: Small business owners too often hire underqualified individuals to maintain their systems, such as the office “computer nerd.” While anyone can tell if the system is up and running, it takes a professional to identify risks before they cause damage. Someone who is not professionally experienced could cause serious damage to your network. Moreover, a professional can find ways to streamline and improve your systems that someone inexperienced would not be able to identify.
Myth: Maintenance isn’t really required. If something goes wrong, I can always call someone.Fact: Once something does go wrong in your computer infrastructure, it can go very wrong. Infrastructure issues could then lead to a significant business interruption, during which time you won’t be able to operate and may even lose customers. You could even experience a data breach or other security issue, which could leave your valued clients and their information vulnerable!
Sonic Systems offers comprehensive IT support, management and maintenance in Apple Valley and the High Desert region. If you’re concerned about the safety and security of your company’s infrastructure, contact us today!