Making this one mistake with your computer network could put you out of business….
How do you handle network issues? If you’re like most small businesses, you wait until something breaks or goes wrong before getting an IT services company on the phone. At a glance, it makes sense. Why pay to fix something if it isn’t broken?
Sadly, this way of thinking can do more harm than good, and it has taken many businesses out of commission.
When you get right down to it, there are two primary ways to handle network security:
- By being reactive
- By being proactive
One of these costs significantly more than the other and can destroy a business. You can probably guess which one we’re talking about.
If you’re a Stratti Proactively Managed Client, read on to remember why being reactive is risky and expensive.
When you’re reactive with your IT services, which includes data security, it means something bad has already happened. There are many different things that can harm your data and your business, like an employee accidentally downloading malware onto their computer, you getting hit by a data breach, or an unexpected PG&E shutdown occurring late at night due to severe weather, like wind or lightening. Being reactive basically opens the door to threats. It’s the one mistake that can put you out of business for good.
Hackers, for example, are a HUGE threat to small businesses and mid-size companies. These cyber criminals will stop at nothing to break into your network and steal whatever they can get their hands on, or do whatever damage they can. These bad actors don’t care if their actions put you out of business.
This is why you can’t rely on a reactive approach to your IT services. When you do, you’re a step behind hackers, malware, and even natural disasters and equipment failures.
In the past, IT services were very reactive. They were built on the break-fix model, which is exactly as it sounds. A business would wait for something to break or go wrong before calling an IT services company for help to fix it. In fact, this is how Stratti started in 1995.
In the 1990s and into the 2000s, the break-fix model worked. We had hundreds of clients on this model. As technology improved, it became easier to stay ahead of the curve, not only for mid-sized companies but also for the smallest businesses. At this point, the break-fix model stopped making sense.
Over the last 10 years, the number of external threats has increased dramatically. Now, there are countless malware programs floating around on the Internet, and hackers are working 24/7 to wreak havoc.
As a company, Stratti has always provided the best protection and technology solutions for our clients, and we still do.
It’s time to get proactive.
Today, we can predict most threats. We can usually stop attacks in their tracks and protect your business and your data. This is “managed services” — and it could save your business.
When you work with us, we collaborate to determine the best proactive protection and services for your company. For example: Do you want your network monitored for threats 24/7? Do you want quick support for you and your team? How often do you want your data backed up and what’s your Disaster Recovery Plan? We do all that and more.
We’re always working to bring new technology to your business to protect you from those bad actors. Great protection comes from the latest generation of firewalls, MFA or 2FA, DarkWeb Monitoring…the list goes on! If you’re already working with an IT services company that’s only providing outdated, break-fix support, it’s time to say, “Enough.” Don’t wait until something breaks to make that call. Your company deserves to be proactive.