Small business IT support is in a constant state of change. Did you know your small or mid-sized business can achieve the same level of IT functionality as larger enterprises? It’s true.

Many Milwaukee area businesses are making the shift from IT providers with a break/fix approach to IT firms who offer managed IT services that allow their business to establish a predictable, set budget each month so they can stay away from costly, unexpected repairs and not to mention – a complete system failure.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that inefficient, unsecure IT systems are dangerous to your business considering these shocking statistics about data backup and recovery.

So let’s dispel these myths right now.

Myth #1) Advanced IT Solutions Are Just for Large Organizations, Not Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Whether you’re an attorney looking to strengthen your law firm data security or a small healthcare practice in need of medical data backup solutions to help you remain HIPAA compliant, securing your data through cloud based managed IT services doesn’t have to be complicated – or expensive.

save moneyThe rate at which small businesses are adopting cloud-based solutions is growing each year.

A driving factor of this growth is the level of awareness amongst small businesses – the idea that these solutions are not only affordable, but the level of service is often comparable to what was previously only available to larger businesses is always a welcome surprise.

Data is the backbone of every business and the resources to improve the efficiency of your organization are critical to the productivity of your staff and ultimately, your bottom line. From file sharing to MDM solutions, whatever IT solution you choose, it can now be as secure – or as scalable – as you need it.

Myth #2) Cloud Based IT Solutions Are Too Complicated to Operate without In-House IT support

While larger organizations typically have in-house IT management, many are now opting for a “hybrid” approach to IT support which includes a blend of in-house IT staff with remote IT support provided on a 24/7 basis.

On the other hand, small to mid-sized businesses can embrace all the latest IT technology without in-house staff by opting for a managed service plan that includes 24/7 remote IT support – all for a nominal monthly amount. You’ll get a team of experts monitoring your network and resolving potential issues – before you’re even aware of them.

Need help with IT problems? Through an IT help desk plan, you or your staff can get immediate answers to any technical issue, no matter what time or day of the week.

Myth #3) Cloud Based Solutions Aren’t Secure Enough for My Business

Cloud computing technology is evolving at a rapid rate and as several highly publicized public security breaches hit the news feeds throughout 2015, naturally, the question of cloud security became a question at the forefront of many business owners’ minds.

Hybrid cloud solutions give you the option to store and process sensitive data in accordance with compliance regulations. But depending on the needs of your business, there are varying levels of cloud security offered, but before you get into the details, consider this

Is the Cloud More Vulnerable than Your Own Business Network?

how secure is the cloudThe cloud itself is secure, but just as your own in-house IT infrastructure is susceptible to security measures that must be applied; the same is true for cloud service providers.

Just as one company’s network might not be as secure as another, one cloud service provider may employ more heightened security measures, while others may be missing one or more of these five considerations.

If you’re evaluating cloud service providers, call our office at (262) 522-8560 or contact us online. We’ll help you find the best cloud solution that meets the needs of your Milwaukee area business to ensure you are in compliance with industry regulations.

The Next Level of IT Support For Your Small Business

Times are changing fast – is your business ready?

Small business IT support no longer has to be one of those things you put off until your network goes down. That’s the old way. As Vince Lombardi astutely observed about the game of football, “The best defense is a good offense.” In the world of IT, this is true today more than ever.

It’s almost inevitable – you or your staff WILL make these security mistakes this year. But ask yourself – if your network was attacked (it’s no longer a matter of if, but WHEN)…

  • Will your network be ready to handle the attack?
  • Will you be able to retrieve your important data?
  • How will the attack affect employee productivity?

If you’re confident your small business can survive, that’s great! You’re more prepared than most small businesses.  Are you sure you’re not already an Ontech client? 😉

Knowing fact from fiction can help you make the right decisions for your IT budget this year. Your business can now operate enterprise level IT for a fraction of the cost it used to be.

Contact Ontech Systems online or by phone at (262) 522-8560 and request a no-obligation, Free Network Discovery where one of our Network Consultants will evaluate your network along with any overlooked aspects of data recovery, security performance and infrastructure that might otherwise remain unnoticed – until disaster strikes.