Why you should monitor your computer network?

Why you should monitor your computer network?

Like it or not your IT network is a key part of your business, even if you only have 1 computer, chances are, you use it for your email, checking the web, placing orders, storing documents ……….
The truth of it is that these complex pieces of equipment are just basic tools for business in modern times.
So you need these tools to be ready and able to work, when you want them to, and not in their own time.  You will also want to make sure it is protected, and so is the data on your computer (Server or Network). All of this would take time, and knowledge.  
Is this the best use of your resources?
If you were a larger business you could afford to have an IT Department to take of this? But you’re not (and if you are then this solution still may be better for you)
We would recommend all of this is monitored, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and yes you guessed it 52 weeks a year.  Enabling the little issues being caught early on then they can worked on before they become a bigger more serious problem, leading to down time.
But more than monitoring your Hardware, and event logs, items such as backup can be monitored to ensure your backup has been successful, and that your antivirus signature updates are up to date.  How about your windows patches, are they done, and then your other software, are they all up to date?
And lastly some simple maintenance that should be done, but are you sure it is being done?
Our monitoring tool, does much more than just monitoring, before you know it, we can be monitoring your computer for issues, resolving them (sometimes without the end user know we are doing it) and making sure it is running at its best for you

Leaving you to get on with your business, and not having to worry about the tools enabling you to do this.

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Just how old do you want your equipment to be!

We are seeing a rise in the queries regarding repairing equipment that really should be put out of it’s misery!
For example, my laptop is running slow and has viruses on it.
The laptop is actually a 7 year old laptop, absolutely smothered in all types of malware.  So not surprising that it is running slowly, once all of the malware is removed, then it is time to get to work on cleaning it up and trying to get it running better.

Problem is this is going to cost a great whack of what it would cost to get a nice super fast laptop that will give you another 5 years of pleasure.

Also servers that are still running Windows Server 2003, yes it is still supported (at least for the next few month) but when the hardware is 10 years old, and your entire business is on it, is it worth the risk!

So here is a trick we use with customers, if you put it on a lease (or any type of finance) cost the upgrades to be paid down over 3 years, scope the equipment to last 5 years (this gives you 2 years) with the payments you would have made over these 2 years you make save this and use it against the next lot o purchases.

On the plus side you always know that the equipment isn’t costing you too much in lost productivity (As long as you have it properly maintained) Your staff will be happier.  And slightly more important you aren’t risking your business.

Lastly please remember the best way to change your server is to have it changed in a planned fashion, which isn’t an option when your 10 year old server fails!

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