Well, its kind of a dumb question but why do small businesses need IT support companies looking after their IT systems?
If you are a small business owner, the last thing you think about is IT security and vulnerabilities in your IT systems. Neglecting your IT systems by not doing regular operating and application updates may lead to vulnerabilities in systems allowing malicious users access to your systems.
Office workstations and servers need ongoing maintenance. Hardware like hard drives and fans can stop working without failure and cause system failures. Monitoring these systems are a must.
Negating the risk with a small business IT support maintenance plan comes into play. An IT maintenance plan is the very essential start of getting your IT systems more secure and up to date. Part of a maintenance plan is to do regular updates for both the operating system and applications. Checking system logs for errors or warnings, investigating firewall logs for intrusions attempts and making sure that antivirus is protecting the systems.
Small businesses need IT support and maintenance, if you are neglecting your IT systems you are asking for trouble. Leaving it until a malicious attack occurs is too late. Do yourself a favour and do a search for “ransomware”. – Scary isn’t it?
If you have not implemented a good backup strategy yet, you are in for a load of trouble. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!