Denying it won’t keep it away. Winter’s on its way, and for a lot of us in Winnipeg, that means things are going to get busy. Cabins are closing down, kids are back to school, and decision-makers are getting back down to business.
…Which means we’ll all be working our devices that much harder.
As demand on IT infrastructure increases, the pressure on your devices gets heavier as well. For a lot of organizations, that means aging devices are being taxed past their abilities. Old servers and storage devices wheeze along, increasing the risk of a surprise outage all the time.
Some organizations enjoy teams of IT professionals who can inspect, maintain, and replace devices regularly, proactively preventing outages regularly.
A lot of organizations, however, can’t spare an entire team. Many have only one IT person – or even a person who’s not primarily IT, having to take time away from their actual duties to help maintain the environment.
Neither of these are exactly ideal, and if something were to go seriously wrong, a one person team (or half-person in cases where they can’t dedicate all their attention to IT) just won’t cut it.
So what do you do? Cross your fingers and hope really hard that nothing bad ever happens?
It’s a pretty good strategy, for a while. Doesn’t cost anything and there’s really no consequence. Until something goes wrong.
Emergency fixes are expensive. What’s more, they’re really, really disruptive. Technology seems to know when to fail to maximize inconvenience – like, say, losing your main storage host right ahead of your busiest season.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Managed services aren’t free, but they can help to reduce or eliminate huge, debilitating problems like this by assessing concerns ahead of time and taking steps to address them before they become serious.
It’s like maintaining a bridge – not as exciting, for sure, but way cheaper than building a whole new one.
Your technology is your bridge to the outside world – let us help you keep it open.