Prevent the Most Common IT Issues at Your Company
What are the current struggles you and your employees face when it comes to technology? As IT specialists, we have heard it all, from hardware or software issues, to networks lacking security protocols. Some IT issues are really just a nuisance, while others can be a risk to the health and livelihood of your company. Here are a few of the most common IT issues so you can take steps now to prevent them from causing downtime at your company.
It happens to all of us at some time or other, the computer slows down or, worse yet, crashes. Ugh, there is nothing worse than spending your work day attempting to solve your computer problems rather than getting your work done. I would be frustrated, wouldn’t you? One solution to this is to keep your software up-to-date. Outdated software can slow things down and cause one major headache for employees who are just trying to do their jobs.
Notice a pattern emerging? User experience and integration issues have something in common: aging hardware and outdated software. Integration issues mostly happen when older systems do not play nice with newer ones. Again, a possible solution would be to make sure your tech is updated. This also goes for your hardware that may be reaching the end of its life as well.
Poor Back Up Plans
If your company does not have a back up plan in case of a disaster, you are risking all of your files and data. When poor back up strategies are employed, the likelihood that important data will be unrecoverable increases. To solve this problem, work with a professional IT service if your IT department needs support or if you don’t have an IT department. In addition, test back up sets to make sure that information can be recovered in its entirety. The time to find out you can not recover everything is not when the event occurs!
Poor or Non-Existent Network Security
Honestly, network security is one of the most critical parts to keep your business safe. You should have a secure network with a cyber security plan that is proactive. This should include training employees to be aware of red flags, backing up data, using firewalls, and updating passwords. Without these, you are risking your company’s and/or employees’ data. Don’t be lulled into thinking that your small business is safe. Even small businesses get hacked.
What are the more common IT issues at your company? If you need straightforward solutions and a team that will explain everything in an easy-to-understand way, Spectra Networks can help. Call us at 978.219.9752 or visit our website.