IT Support has become increasingly important over the years. With businesses and industries becoming more and more competitive, your IT and computer network needs to make your business as efficient as possible.
When something goes wrong with your network or IT, you need to have a rapid response from your support company and it’s engineers. Using the power of remote support, your business could benefit from immediate network support via remote access to your systems using either software, Terminal Services or Citrix. There is software on the market today that will allow a company to support and solve computer issues without the need to install any software on the affected machines, this saves precious time and money and gives the smaller business the necessary response required for a much lower cost than ever before. Other options like Terminal Services is Microsoft’s answer to the once dominating Citrix.
Key Issues That Affect Businesses
The most common issues for unsatisfied companies are – slow computers, security, spam, staff spending hours on the internet, data backup problems, viruses, software licensing concerns, spyware, unreliable systems and out-dated technology. The cost of IT failure is high and it’s impact is felt in terms of increased costs, wasted time and low staff morale.
When choosing what company to outsource your IT support to, you need to consider the following:
How quickly can an engineer or support staff get to your IT systems or computers and start solving the problem(s) and what are the costs involved in doing this?
What qualifications will my computer support people have?
What does your support cover and what guarantees are in place should your computer network or IT “go down”?
What systems and procedures are in place to ensure your IT, data and computer systems are in safe hands and free from disaster recovery issues?
What management or monitoring software is in place to continually monitor your systems?
How frequent are backups taken and what are the procedures in the event of Disaster Recovery?
New Hardware & Software
What advice and support will you receive when needing to purchase new or additional software or hardware for your business and how impartial will that advice be?
Just by asking these simple questions, your data and network wil be in safer hands and your IT and network support should be stress-free, allowing your company and it’s staff to concentrate on business and not IT and computer issues.