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Receiving professional IT services from an IT company can work wonders in your small to medium-sized business. The right set of services can increase efficiency, reduce costs, and prevent hard-to-recover-from issues.

But which services are the most important and why? We’re glad you asked.

Here are three of the most critical IT services every business should seriously consider.  

Data Backup

With ransomware as prominent as it is, data backup has become more important than ever. Lose your data, and you could very easily lose your business along with it. Obviously, this will depend on how much data disappears and what type of data it is; however, a little loss goes a long way.

When you lose data, what you really lose is a piece of your operations. Lose enough of it, and your business could be stuck — and permanently if you aren’t careful. Imagine how hard it would be to complete projects and tasks if your mission-critical business applications were no more. And imagine how difficult it would be to inform clients of orders or appointments if your entire client database was wiped clean.

With a comprehensive data backup solution from an IT professional, data loss that stems from anything (even ransomware) is no longer a huge ordeal. Data can be stored off-site (to protect you from situations involving natural and manmade disasters). And if and when a data disaster does strike, most (if not all) of your compromised data can be recovered quickly.

Network Security

Ransomware isn’t the only cyber threat out there. Between run-of-the-mill viruses and random hackers from across the world, your business has a lot to worry about. In fact, 43% of all cyber threats target small businesses.

If that’s not sobering, it should be.

When a cyber threat attacks your business (and if you aren’t prepared for it), any number of things can happen. But to be a little more specific, your reputation can take a beating, you can lose money, and you can suffer from downtime.

Partner with an IT company, and they can build you a multi-layered Network Security solution to ward off any and all cyber threats. Not only will this come with features such as anti-malware, anti-spam, and firewalls, but the IT company will provide you with ongoing support and automatic security patches.

Managed IT Services

Moving in and out of hardware malfunctions and software glitches is probably the last thing you want your business to deal with. This is mostly due to the fact that it leads to an avalanche of problems, including but not limited to: a decrease in employee morale, a hard-to-control IT budget, an increase in downtime, and less-than-acceptable customer service.

However, with Managed IT Services, hardware malfunctions and software glitches become a thing of the past. Features such as routine hardware maintenance, proactive network monitoring, and automatic patches and updates keep your technology in prime working condition.

As a result, you can avoid downtime and improve day-to-day efficiency. Along with those benefits, your team will also experience the benefits of a dedicated IT support outlet — which will ultimately reduce on-the-job stress and maintain employee morale.

If you’d like to learn more about IT services, give us a call or shoot us a message. We’d love to chat.



Rebecca Moore

Sales and Marketing Specialist at Stronghold Data