Does your business deal with any or all of these technology pain points?
Learning to deal with technology issues is far too common for some small businesses. Small business owners I network and interact with simply don’t have the time or resources to address what they believe to be expensive and time-consuming technology headaches. They’re told it’s going to cost a fortune and technology headaches keep coming, piling up one after the other, and for the worse part they’re mostly ignored until a technology disaster strikes – prompting reactive action and causing costly downtime. But, do you really need to just deal with it? Or, are there solutions to help with these most common technology paint points of small businesses.
7 Common Technology Pain Points For Small Businesses
If you’re a small business owner, you’ve probably experienced at least one if not several of these technology issues. If you don’t have a managed IT service provider, your current approach to dealing with IT issues is reactive, and therefore costs you more than you think. But, if you could prevent or completely avoid these technology headaches saving you potentially thousands in downtime and lost revenue with a managed IT service provider that implemented preventative maintenance, backup, and security in an all-inclusive monthly flat fee would it make sense for your business?
Slow computer – Let’s face it, this is one of those annoying issues that always happens when we need needs things to simply work and work fast. If your computer is running slow it could be a number of things. On Windows computers, try running CCleaner. This program is a cleanup and registry repair utility. It’s free, and can be downloaded from their website Piriform.com.
Virus and malware infections – Computers are infected with viruses fairly easily. If you don’t have an active and updated anti-virus program running on your computer, chances are you’ll be infected at some point – especially with clever malware like the USPS computer virus. Not only are you putting your computer at risk of downtime, but if your computer has important client data you’re putting their privacy at risk too!
Outdated software – Having outdated software can mean software issues may be right around the corner. Software updates correct bugs within the software and also help with limiting software crashes. Keep your software updated to avoid software issues in the future.
Internet connectivity – Frequent internet connectivity and speed issues can be a real pain especially when dealing with them at the office. The majority of the work that we do is on the internet. These issues sometimes can’t be avoided because your internet service provider may be experiencing an outage but for the most part, if you keep your networking equipment updated, you’ll be doing your part to ensure a quality online experience.
Printing problems – Printing issues happen when your computer has lost its connection to the printer. Depending on how you’re connected to the printer, this can be easily restored. However, sometimes it’s driver and requires that you update the driver.
Data loss – Depending on how you’ve lost your data, you could simply avoid this headache by having an automatic backup program. Once setup and configured properly, you’ll never have to worry about it again. Accidentally delete a file? Restore the file from a backup using your backup software.
Employee theft – By setting the necessary security and permissions, you can help safe guard your computers, network, and data from employee theft. Intellectual property, trade secrets, and client information should be kept safe and managed accordingly within your business.
Is your business experiencing any of these technology pain points? Our IT support company can help your business in a technology disaster or can help prevent them altogether. With preventative maintenance and a proactive approach, you can help keep your computers online and at optimal performance. The purpose of managed IT services is to prevent technology headaches and to keep your business running smoothly.
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