- How often is employee productivity and customer accessibility or service stalled each day by a downed network or system?
- How much downtime can your business truly afford and what kind of backup or recovery solutions are in effect when systems are unavailable?
- What level of IT support can be accessed? Can it be accessed quickly enough to minimize damage? Are you confident that your business can either be back online or be able to access lost data with minimal disruption, no matter what?
- Is your most critical data frequently backed up? Is the data on the personal laptops, iPads, or Blackberrys of employees backed up? Are all backups stored in a location off-site and quickly accessible in the event of theft, fire, or flooding? Are you using any custom-installed software and is the supplier still in business should this software need to be re-installed or updated? Are account details, licensing agreements, and security settings somewhere on record, and are they duplicated off-site?
- Are your systems truly protected from theft, hackers, and viruses? Are passwords to sensitive data changed whenever employees leave the company or business unit?
- When was the last time you tested backup processes to ensure they were working properly? How quick were your backups?
Answering these questions will help you understand if you are needlessly bleeding money every day by subjecting your business to the high hourly rates, service charges, trip fees, and wait times of on-call IT support. If you are an SMB, you don’t have to fear technology failure. A trusted MSP can help you resolve these challenges more effectively and efficiently.