Technology needs can be overwhelming for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Small businesses often lack the resources of large corporations—making the most of what you have is essential. Further, SMBs suffer the most from sudden personnel losses and unplanned absences. To help your existing IT team, consider hiring an independent IT service provider specialist (SPS).
A specialist can act as your outsourced IT department. With an external SPS, you can enjoy the benefits of a single point of contact, industry-leading software, support, maintenance, and access to additional resources.
An excellent external IT service provider will offer you:
Regular risk assessments
Risk assessments of your small business involve evaluating your IT infrastructure and identifying potential risks. You can protect your company from potential threats by collaborating with an external IT service provider that offers regular assessments.
Ongoing network monitoring
A third-party monitor ensures your systems are always up and running and any potential issues are resolved. It can help you avoid costly downtime, protect your data and ensure that your systems operate at peak performance.
Your SPS must align with your business. They should go above and beyond to find solutions that integrate with your company’s pre-existing systems and help you in your long-term business goals. In addition, they should also provide comprehensive training and support.
Your SPS can help you with quarterly reviews. These reviews are critical. Here are four reasons not to overlook reviews.
1. They can help you stay compliant with industry regulations.
2. They can help you protect your data and your systems.
3. They can help you optimize your systems and processes.
4. They can help you plan and ensure your systems are ready.
Regular reporting to show ROI
Any technology investment must include regular reporting to show your return on investment. A proactive SPS can have the data you need to make informed decisions about your technology investments.
Cyology Labs have the experts to help you keep your systems running smoothly. As a result, our team can also help you protect your data and privacy with our range of security, backup, and compliance services.
In addition, by downloading our trusted Fraudster app, you can report suspicious activities at home, on your devices, or sneaking around your business network.