What do you do if your computer guy suddenly quits? Want to know how much you are at risk? Most business owners think it would only be a brief inconvenience when, in fact, the opposite is usually true. We want you to ask yourself the following 6 frightening questions:
1. Where is all your software stored, do you know?
Taking a minute to organize and store your software in a secure place can save you a considerable chunk of money in the event that you need to restore a program on your systems. Bad things can happen to servers and computers, and the situation can be made worse if you are not ready. If you don’t know where it is located or don’t have access to the software, you might be forced to buy the software again.
2. If a disaster happens; do you have a plan to restore your network in a timely manner?
Having a disaster recovery plan for your office is vital and if you don’t have one, you could be in serious jeopardy without ever knowing it until something happens.
3. If your in-house computer expert leaves would you know how to protect yourself from an ugly security breach?
What do you do if your in-house expert happens to leave without any warning AND has access to your company’s network? Quickly, you must disable his or her access, including all cloud based applications and all remote access to your network.
4. Do you know where your backup files are stored and if they are being stored properly?
If your database happens to get fried and your tech is nowhere to be found, you might be in a lot of trouble. Many business owners are too busy dealing with the “crisis of the day” to stop and think about system backups and just leave tasks to your internal expert.
5. Can you provide written documentation about your computer network?
Are there cloud vendors for email, online storage, hosted line of business applications, etc. that you don’t currently have? What hardware do you own and when do your equipment warranties expire? What are the critical administrator passwords to your systems and devices? How is your computer network structured? What software licenses do you own? You should NEVER allow a single IT person or company keep this information under their full control over your network and company. If they suddenly leave for any reason, this could lead to huge consequences for your company.
6. Do you know what routine maintenance is being done on your network?
If your in-house expert leaves, who will take over? The very idea of keeping track of all the servers, learning about workstations, and peripherals on your network is about as welcome as a black cat crossing your path, but it is important information to maintain.
If you answered “no” to even one of these questions, you’ll then want know about our MANAGED SERVICES PLAN. This ongoing maintenance and monitoring service will keep your computer network up and running by preventing downtime, outages and securing your data from spyware, viruses, loss, hackers and a host of other problems.
The first 7 businesses to respond will receive a FREE Network Security Audit (a $497 Value)! Offer Expires on Halloween, October 31, 2014. Call Us Today: 440.479.9818 or visit worldsynergy.com/NoTricks