If you maintain your own company computer, server & network or do you have someone in-house that does, it might be a good idea to get a second pair of eyes to give your business infrastructure a once-0ver.
If you are like most people, when everything is running well, you get comfortable and begin to do the job you were hired to do, so if you are the accounts manager and pull double duty as company IT administrator, chances are, you get back to doing what you do best – taking care of the accounts. That is, until something comes along and throws a wrench in the works and your networking is not working.
But what about all those updates? Do you back-burner those until there is a good time to reboot the server? After all, rebooting the server takes everyone down, and causes your phone to light up with questions like, “When will I be able to access the X drive again?”.
During the time between updates, your server and other systems are vulnerable. It honestly may not be a matter of IF your network is compromised, but rather, WHEN.
Many non-dedicated IT admins will apply the updates but not reboot the server, or will wait until there are so many updates it may take 2 or three reboots to get everything applied. This is a very bad practice. Especially for servers facing the internet (Mail, SQL, Web).
What about backups? You ARE backing up, and it does work properly, right?
Don’t get caught with your pants down. Bring in an IT support company who can help you determine where you stand. Are you overworked and just unable to do it all? Consider an IT company who will provide you with a statement to that affect which you can provide to your manager or superior to document that there is additional work to be done. Sure, you’ve told them time and time again, but maybe, just maybe, they might listen to an outside source.
Let Homeland Secure IT be that source of information. We’ll come in and take a look at the state of your network, provide suggested course of action, and can even quote the labor or upgrade of components (if required). Simply don’t have time to maintain all this gear and want to source it to someone who will be on top of it? Then we’re on IT! Give us a call at 864-990-4748 or use the contact link above.
We provide complete IT service, sales and consultation to the entire Upstate of South Carolina. We’re your Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Trend Micro, Lenovo, HP partner, specializing in small and medium businesses (SMBs) just like yours!