Our Blog: Stuff we think you should know

Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Optimal IT

Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Optimal IT

Running a business can be a fulfilling and rewarding endeavor, but on the same token, the technology that is needed for it to run can quickly become a stressful obstacle to struggle with. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take that allow you to minimize these moments and prevent them from occurring. We’ll review a few basics for this week’s tip!

Prepare to Lose Power
The thing about business technology is that it needs power to run, so losing power suddenly can be a big problem for a few different reasons. First and foremost, data loss - if you ever experience a power outage in your business, here’s hoping that everyone working was saving their progress somewhat frequently. Otherwise, any progress on whatever tasks they were working on is probably gone.

Losing power (or alternatively, having it surge) suddenly can also be damaging to your infrastructure itself, shortening the lifespan of your components. In order to protect your investments and your business’ continuity, you need to ensure that you have safeguards in place against these kinds of factors. Surge protectors should isolate all workstations from their power sources, and really crucial components (like servers and pieces of your network infrastructure) should be shielded from sudden power loss with solutions like uninterruptible power supplies. This gives you the chance to shut them down properly if there is a power outage.

No Man is an Island, and No Business Should Be
The Internet has become an absolutely crucial tool for effectively running a business, which means that many businesses would find themselves stranded if something were to happen to their Internet connection. Worse still, if their downtime was caused by damage to the line itself, they are stuck waiting for their Internet provider to fix it. Therefore, many businesses have considered adding a second, backup Internet connection. Assuming that any repairs done by the provider will take a minimum of four to six hours, calculate how much that length of downtime would cost your business and compare that to the cost of maintaining a backup connection. You may find it to be worth it.

Put Boundaries on Your Staff
Your staff should be your most trusted and valued resource, selected for their abilities and work ethic. This doesn’t mean, however, that even the best workers can’t make mistakes. For instance, many will take it upon themselves to seek out a solution that works for their work style and install it. These kinds of programs are referred to as shadow IT. Shadow IT can easily put your network at risk, as it opens it up to malicious programs and threats - at the very least, it can bog down your network and eat up your memory. Make sure that you communicate that any and all software needs to be approved by the IT department, and remind your team periodically of the proper procedures.

Notice any patterns? Each of these tricks relies on proactive measures in order to be effective. That’s the secret to successful IT maintenance - not waiting around for a problem to strike, and preparing for it beforehand. Haber Group is here to help you make these preparations, augmenting your business operations in the process. Call 866.625.3560 to learn more about the solutions we offer.

BYOD Is a Must for Today’s Businesses
By Reducing Human Error Companies Gain Efficiency


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, February 21 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Cloud Email Hackers Privacy Business Malware User Tips Business Computing Computer Internet Network Security Microsoft Software Google Productivity Tech Term Hosted Solutions Mobile Devices Efficiency IT Services Communication Small Business Backup Windows 10 Hardware Ransomware Smartphone Data Android Saving Money Workplace Tips Productivity IT Support Managed IT Services Browser Data Management Microsoft Office Upgrade Cloud Computing Windows Data Recovery Gmail Business Continuity Managed IT Services Facebook Server Internet of Things Phishing Data Backup Word App Innovation Passwords Office 365 Disaster Recovery Managed Service Provider VoIP Business Management Cybersecurity Encryption Employer-Employee Relationship Remote Monitoring Outsourced IT Artificial Intelligence Smartphones Mobile Device Windows 10 Users Tip of the week Social Media Vulnerability Government Office Tips Network BYOD Chrome Content Filtering Infrastructure Analytics Big Data Information IT Support communications Miscellaneous Spam Money Applications Website Printing Automation Tablet Antivirus Customer Service Save Money Firewall Employee-Employer Relationship Hacker Settings Apple Two-factor Authentication Managed Service WiFi Avoiding Downtime Data storage Bandwidth The Internet of Things YouTube Display Access Control Router Virtual Reality IT Management Risk Management Paperless Office Maintenance Wireless Robot Administration SaaS Mobile Device Management Quick Tips Customer Relationship Management Operating System Mobile Security Scam Wi-Fi End of Support Computing Unified Threat Management Laptop Apps Holiday Password Business Intelligence Google Drive Networking Augmented Reality Mouse Hacking Vendor Management VPN Safety Company Culture LiFi Data Security Data loss Business Technology Downtime Computers Hosted Solution Virtual Private Network Storage Presentation Document Management Retail Server Management Office Touchscreen Gadgets Development HIPAA Wireless Technology Recovery Outlook Virtualization Search Education Monitors Telephone Systems IBM Digital Signage Managed IT Service Modem Uninterrupted Power Supply Patch Management Running Cable Wires Software as a Service Deep Learning Humor Licensing User Error Hacks Specifications Compliance Bluetooth Solar Print Toner Hard Drives Value Virtual Desktop Monitoring Work Content Budget Online IoT Remote Computing Corporate Profile Buisness Cryptocurrency Downloads IT Technicians IT solutions Desktop Break Fix How To Cookies Update Solid State Drive Lithium-ion battery Voice over Internet Protocol Bring Your Own Device sip Cooperation VoIP Black Friday User Regulations Shortcuts Hotspot Refrigeration Professional Services How To Spying Digital Payment IT service Heating/Cooling Optimization Streaming Microsoft Excel Star Wars WannaCry 5G Analysis Bitcoin Multi-Factor Security Network Congestion Mirgation Public Speaking Cortana Troubleshooting Information Technology Dark Web Nanotechnology Chromebook Hard Disk Drive Halloween FinTech Best Practice telephony Staff Competition Politics Time Management Cyber Monday Writing Social Networking Collaboration Cabling Security Cameras Google Docs Language USB Firefox Fun BDR Servers Recycling Human Error Blockchain Cost Management Windows 8 Google Calendar Chatbots Network Management Google Wallet Net Neutrality Screen Reader Scary Stories MSP Business Growth Printer Wearable Technology Tech Support PowerPoint Current Events Smart Technology Motherboard File Sharing Managed IT IP Address Cybercrime Managing Stress Managed Services Computing Infrastructure Undo Dongle Computer Care Techology Identity Google Maps eWaste Device Marketing Legal Permissions Assessment Samsung Digital Lenovo Legislation Knowledge LED Drones FCC Application Smart Tech Mail Merge Sports Alt Codes Dark Data Websites Identity Theft Onboarding Going Green Distributed Denial of Service Social Engineering Disaster Shortcut Mobile Office Cables Laptops Alerts Service Level Agreement Training Unified Threat Management Social Comparison Automobile Statistics Continuity Mobility Fraud Internet Exlporer G Suite Spyware Superfish Slack Experience Unified Communications Smart Office Co-Managed IT Title II Connectivity Address Charging Typing SharePoint Motion Sickness Gadget Staffing Personal Information Administrator Crowdsourcing Taxes CrashOverride Mobile Data Web Server Regulation Domains Machine Learning IT Budget Entertainment GPS Computer Repair IT Consultant Relocation Processors Cameras Emergency Meetings Tracking Mobile Computing Health Cleaning Private Cloud Physical Security Alert CCTV Printers Upgrades Emoji Webcam Electronic Medical Records Work/Life Balance Error 3D Printing Black Market Point of Sale Travel Law Enforcement Notifications Unsupported Software Twitter Botnet Supercomputer