You made the investment in new technology. You put in the time to learn it and trained your staff. So where are all the great benefits you were supposed to get when you added on and upgraded and early adapted? After spending time, effort, and money, you want to reap the rewards. That’s natural.
The time has come to take advantage of everything your technology has to offer. Follow this six-step plan to make it happen.
Step 1: Check Your Servers
It all starts with infrastructure, doesn’t it? You can have the greatest software in the world. If your servers aren’t doing their job consistently, it won’t matter. You’ll have issues with everything from processing and backing up data to printing and web hosting.
No business manager has the time to monitor their servers 24/7. What you need is someone to handle your servers for you, watching for trouble, and helping you avoid problems before they ever occur. You also need someone ready to step in whenever needed to avoid downed servers or repair them if something breaks. In short, you need someone you can rely on to be proactive in keeping everything running smoothly.
Step 2: Manage Mobile Right
Now more than ever before, business happens on the go. In nearly every business, managers and staff use smartphones, tablets, and laptops away from the office to accomplish important work tasks. Yet, if you want to have some control over how all those devices are used, you need a mobile management system that performs a variety of functions:
- Making sure all the personal mobile devices work together efficiently.
- Enforcing your mobile use policies.
- Keeping your corporate data separate.
- Keeping company emails and corporate documents secure.
- Staying compliant with government requirements.
Step 3: Move Your Data to the Cloud
If your data is stored on hard drives in your office, it’s time to make a move to the cloud. You may have some data on the cloud, but you may be able to move even more onto the cloud and do it in an organized, systematic way. Cloud computing offers many benefits:
- It’s scalable, so you have as much or as little storage as you need in any given month.
- You pay for what you need and no more, no matter how much that changes from month to month.
- It’s reliable, always on, up and ready whenever you need it.
- It offers added security for all sensitive data.
- It’s flexible, giving you the ability to make changes easily.
- Data recovery is a sure, quick, reliable process.
- Collaboration is a snap when everyone in your business can access the data, information, apps, and documents they need at the same time, in real time.
- With your data in the cloud, you need less physical infrastructure in your office.
- As your business grows, the cloud accepts that growth easily.
Step 4: Tap into Better Help Desk Resources
Even with all your technology in place and running smoothly, you can’t get the most out of your technology unless all your employees are up to speed. They need fast answers to their questions about how to use the technology. They need to know what to do when a system goes down, or there’s a bug in the software.
That’s why it’s crucial to have the best help desk support available. One I.T. person can’t possibly manage every small glitch and inquiry. You need a team of expert help desk staff at your beck and call to keep the workflow moving freely. Once you have that, you can take full advantage of the technology you have now, as well as any new I.T. you add moving forward.
Step 5: Get Everybody Talking
With the right help desk available, your individual employees can solve more problems more quickly. The next step is to get them working better as a team. That requires excellent telecommunications systems. An old telephone system might take care of simple calls. Yet, you can do so much more with the right up-to-date and complete telecommunications package.
With the right service, you can connect more quickly, clearly, and completely. You, your staff, your vendors, and your customers can enjoy the freedom and convenience of modern telecom technology. When you do, everyone will be able to do what they need to do to get the most out of all the technology you’ve worked so hard to put into place.
Step 6: Work with a Managed Services Provider
How can you follow these steps without having a team of dedicated I.T. experts on staff? It’s easy. Work with a managed services provider who can give you all these benefits and more. Start by setting up a consultation to find out where you stand and what’s available to give you better use of the technology you already have.
An I.T. managed services provider has all the know-how and resources you need to use your technology to its maximum capacity. What’s more, they can recommend changes that will improve your current systems without breaking the bank. They can set you up with all the systems and support you need to accomplish your business goals.
There’s no better time than now to harness the power of your technology. Make sure your servers are running efficiently all the time. Use the right mobile management systems to stay secure, compliant, and light on your feet. Get on the cloud or move more of your data there. Find the right help desk solution for your business. Start using cutting-edge telecommunications devices and services. You can do it all easily with the help of the I.T. experts and resources you’ll get when you choose the right managed services provider.
Are you ready to transform your current I.T. headaches into a top-notch system that does what you need it to do when you need it? JMARK has the answers you need and the resources to make technology success a reality for your business. You can contact JMARK at JMARK@JMARK.com or call us at 844-44-JMARK. When you choose JMARK for outsourced I.T. services, you can make the most of the technology you have now and make changes that work for you and your company. If only takes a moment to start the process, but the benefits will last and last.