Do you currently have managed IT services, or are you handling everything in-house? You may want to consider the benefits of outsourcing some of these services. When you outsource IT services, it can save you time, money, and provide increased security.
Some companies may choose to have the following managed IT services:
- Customer relationship management applications
- Data backup and recovery
- Email hosting
- Network monitoring
On a weekly basis in the United States, there are 140,000 hard drives that crash. Without proper storage options, this could mean a considerable amount of lost data. Many businesses, approximately 59%, indicated that they only have back-up storage in one location.
Using managed IT services, however, can store, back up, and recover your data. As a result, more companies are moving their data and business applications to the cloud as a viable solution. A recent survey showed that if only one application could be moved to the cloud, 25% of the participants indicated they would choose storage.
Businesses that moved to the cloud have experienced several benefits, according to a recent survey:
- Saved money: 82%
- Downsized their IT: 14%
- Overall improvements: 80%
In addition to saving you time and increasing your storage capacity, when you outsource your IT support, your business can also experience increased security. Many Americans worry about hackers on a daily basis, and are obviously concerned that their important personal information will be stolen.
Were you aware that nearly 70% of people in the United States are worried that when they shop at retail establishments, their credit card numbers will be hacked? Furthermore, 62% are concerned that their personal devices, such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets will also be targeted by hackers.
On an annual basis, it has been estimated that there are in excess of 80-to-90 million cybersecurity violations. It has also been estimated that every minute, there are roughly 400 new threats that occur. Furthermore, about 70% of these cyber attacks are undetected.
Results from a recent Gallup poll show that credit card information has been stolen from 27% of Americans over the past year. This poll also showed that 11% of Americans have had their computer or cellphone hacked.
There are a variety of benefits to using cloud services and having your IT management services outsourced. Rather than postponing until you lose data or experience a cyber attack, contact an IT services consultant to learn about your options now.
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