Three Ways to Keep Your IT from Turning into a Nightmare

October 23rd, 2017 by admin

This time of year, the scares are all fun and games until your power goes out, the backups fail, and you realize your situation is eerily similar to the start of a horror movie. Fortunately we are here to help you steer clear of IT Nightmares. (By IT we mean Information Technology, not creepy clowns – that is a little beyond our expertise.) What we can do is share these three great strategies for keeping your IT happy this fall.

1. Think Proactively

Solve problems before they happen. When things are running smoothly, it’s really easy to forget about your IT. But if things aren’t improving, they are falling behind. Entropy is a big factor in many industries, but far more so with your computer than your car or your bicycle. If you never think about your IT while everything is healthy, eventually things are going to get older, have issues, and degrade into catastrophe. With a proactive approach, you can solve almost any problem before it happens. A small amount of planning ahead combined with simple daily efforts will go a long way towards keeping the cobwebs out. Ways to Implement:  

2. Be Open to New Opportunities

It’s important to stay on top of things in the IT world, because they can change in the blink of an eye. You should consistently be reviewing your IT and making sure you are getting the most out of it. Often businesses will get overly comfortable with the status quo and not only miss out on new innovations, but also miss warning signs of a degrading system. All too frequently, people are only willing to make needed changes to escape disasters. Don’t be afraid to make positive changes. Ways to Implement:
  • Be aware of new technological trends and things that can make a difference in your industry
  • Consider what place new business apps, the cloud, and VM’s have in your organization

3. Ask Questions

Technology is a complicated world. Learn more about it. There are two kinds of people in this world. People who understand IT, and people who don’t. Most people belong to the second category. There are huge benefits however, to taking the time to learn about your situation and asking the right questions. With the technology of our current day and age, there is a way to do almost anything. Discover what technological needs your business has and ask the right questions to make it happen, or consider an IT consultation. Ways to Implement:
  • Call us today for an IT Consultation
  • Run a Network Scan to discover your security weaknesses
  These three techniques are huge steps to keep your IT from turning into a nightmare. Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween from the Equinox crew!     Kender Ostlund

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