No business gets far without assistance from a strong alliance of corporate partners. JMARK continuously seeks out the best players in the tech industry, like HPE, in order to provide the best hardware, software, and I.T. solutions to our clients at the best cost.
As our frequent readers will have noticed, we like to take the time now and then to give the spotlight to our partners, highlighting their specialties and the great work they do.
The subject of today’s special focus is Hewlett Packard Enterprise, sometimes known as HPE.
Think about all the information that goes into every decision you make about the direction of your company. The website analytics, consumer behavior, employee records, and past sales figures you need to make important choices all reside on your company’s servers and other hardware, waiting to be accessed.
Data is the lifeblood of your business, and keeping it secure is one of the biggest challenges facing the owner of a small- to medium-sized business.
With so much at stake, you need to be able to count on the hardware that stores your information. Even if your business is a smaller-scale operation, thanks to server and storage solutions made possible by HPE, you can go forward secure in the knowledge that your data is safe and sound on world-class technology perfected by one of the pioneering giants of the I.T. industry.
As data breaches become increasingly commonplace, businesses must take precautions against cybercrime. Small businesses are especially vulnerable due to their relative lack of security measures compared to major companies; a recent report commissioned by IBM estimates that the average cost of a security incident is $7.19 million per business.
Unfortunately, that means many SMBs go out of business shortly after experiencing a breach.
Data can be compromised in a number of ways. Some of the most common dangers to digital business information include phishing emails, worms and other viruses; malware and ransomware; and brute force password attacks.
Most businesses that fall victim to cybercrime are targeted because they have personal information hackers can exploit for individual financial gain. However, some hacks are carried out by organized crime members, industry competitors, or even foreign governments.
Security Metrics predicts that service providers that process credit cards will be targeted more frequently in coming years, which has alarming implications for SMBs. Data is power, and with so many malicious actors that stand to gain from stealing it, protecting your data is of the utmost importance.
Disaster recovery refers to the process by which a business can retrieve important information following a data breach, equipment failure, or other major setback. Having a backup plan in place is one of the most effective ways to make sure your data can be recovered.
A managed service provider, or MSP, can be instrumental in helping businesses to create a disaster recovery and business continuity plan, as well as providing access to secure cloud servers for storing vital information. Backing up data ensures that even if there is a security breach or natural disaster, vital business information will not be lost.
HOW HPE CAN HELP YOUR COMPANY FACE NEW CHALLENGES:
ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SERVERS
Servers provide functionality for other devices and programs, which are known as “clients.” Servers share data storage and computing power among multiple clients, making the fast execution of vital processes possible.
Servers are used for everything from housing databases to web hosting to performing computational functions, and the type of business you run should determine the server architecture you use. Your MSP can (and should) guide you as you decide which configuration is ideally suited to your company’s intended use.
If your in-house servers are no longer meeting your needs, it may be in your best interest to upgrade to secure cloud servers or migrate your data to newer servers that can handle the workload. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a variety of options designed to complement a business’s changing computing requirements, taking into account the rapid technological change that modern companies must adapt to.
This is one of the reasons that JMARK believes in HPE’s hardware: every solution is scalable for the long-term growth of any business. HPE offers modular, scalable solutions like the adaptable HPE Synergy, hybrid cloud servers, or density-optimized servers designed to tackle big data.
Network management encompasses the range of functions used to maintain, administrate, and operate computer networks. It is concerned with data transfer channels rather than terminal equipment like PCs and printers.
Network management ensures uninterrupted data transfer by configuring network resources and keeping components in working order.
Managed service providers like JMARK make network management services accessible for companies that might not otherwise be able to afford to maintain their own networks.
MSPs that work with HPE can access multiple platforms specially designed to support networking requirements, as well as data monitoring software that tracks network usage and shows how the network is being used. This information lets businesses make changes that will help them adapt as business conditions change—as well as ensure that they are using the best I.T. network architecture for their needs.
Backing up your files is critical to surviving a catastrophic data loss, but if you handle your own I.T. needs, it can be easy to neglect this important aspect of data protection. However, with the right MSP, you won’t even have to think about it.
Automated backup removes the potential for putting off or forgetting to back up your data, keeping your information safe so you can focus on delivering stellar results for clients, patients, or customers.
HPE offers multiple data backup and storage options designed to protect your mission-critical apps and data. With flash-storage integrated data protection, Hewlett Packard Enterprise lets you combine cloud backup with on-premises architecture for a flexible approach to data storage.
HOW AN MSP CAN PROVIDE ACCESS TO ENTERPRISE-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE
I.T. solutions designed for business have the potential to remove obstacles like slow networks and the threat of cybercrime, but many small- to medium-sized businesses are unable to invest significant money to overhauling their technological systems. That’s why it makes sense for SMBs to partner with a managed service provider with access to HPE servers and network services.
With the right provider, a business can reap the benefits of HPE technology without shouldering the cost of replacing all their own equipment. In addition to gaining access to state-of-the-art I.T. business tools, you can gain access to specialized enterprise software, network monitoring services, and help desk support.
Cybersecurity, storage, and network solutions are just a few of the benefits small businesses stand to gain from teaming up with a managed service provider that understands their industry.
JMARK has been providing forward-looking technology services to businesses of all sizes for more than thirty years. We create solutions that save you money, increase your productivity, and enhance your bottom line. To learn more about how enterprise-level servers and network architecture can improve your speed and security, call 844-44-JMARK, email us at [email protected] or visit the Contact Us page of our website.