Computer maintenance is essential to ensuring that programs run quickly and efficiently enabling smooth day to day operations in the work place. But it is not enough to be reactionary once issues arise. Business owners need to stay ahead of the problems as much as possible because even small amounts of unscheduled downtown have huge effects. According to a survey by CA Technologies, downtime cost small businesses more than $55,000 a year; mid-size companies over $91,000; and large companies more than $1,000,000. Prolonged downtime increases data loss and reduces productivity.
A solid computer maintenance plan includes the installation of monitoring software, which provides early detection of problems reducing downtime so employees can get back to work! But it isn’t just about the money. Customers scare easily unfortunately and losing the ability to log on to a site for an hour or two during the week can result in a major loss of confidence in a business. Customer service can also be adversely affected. Imagine showing up to a car rental agency only to find that none of the data can be accessed by the employees due to a down network. It doesn’t take long for frustrated consumers to move on.
Pompano Beach, Florida is home to 3,616 small businesses that rely on strong networks, customer access to data and functional websites. Trusted Tek serves this area as well as southeast Florida tri-county area providing excellent computer maintenance plans.
In addition to lowering downtime, a maintenance plan ensures that businesses are performing IT best practices on a regular basis improving system performance and increasing computer security. These include protection from malicious attacks, guarding against technology glitches, proper data backup and the prevention of security breaches. When
partnered with an IT firm, business owners know exactly who to call with questions or concerns. The firm is familiar with the system and can be trusted to take care of it. This provides great peace of mind for business owners.
Businesses should not gamble with one of their most precious assets. The costs of being reactionary are too high, especially when a computer maintenance plan makes being proactive easy and affordable.