Welcome to Part 2 of our exploration into the 10 most common warning signs that your small business needs managed IT services in New York City. If you haven’t read Part One, you can click right here to get caught up. Once you’ve done that, continue reading here!

Making Time for Your Technology Needs is a Burden

As a business owner, the bulk of your energies should be going towards running your business, not fixing your network’s connectivity issues. By letting an outside company handle your IT needs, you can lift the burden off of your shoulders and focus on your own role as a company leader. We can handle as much or as little of your IT services that you need, and we’ll always be available — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Regular Downtime

Downtime is a business killer. When you don’t have someone looking out for the IT aspects of your company, it’s only a matter of time before something brings your company’s systems to a screeching halt. Downtime is business going down the drain, and it can be damaging to your business’s reputation, weakening customer trust in your business and making repeat business less likely. 

Your company can do better than tackle symptoms as they pop up, only to have systems fail again and again because of a failure to address the root problem. We can diagnose what is causing these problems that result in downtime and fix them so they don’t happen over and over again.

Insufficient IT Staff

This may not be what you want to hear, but having one “computer guy” on your staff that sort of knows their way around technology simply isn’t enough to protect your company from the breadth of threats to your business. Perhaps having one IT person on staff worked when your company was just starting, but as your business grows, so do your IT needs. If your company has outgrown its IT resources, it’s time to invest in a partnership with managed IT services from Five Nines Consulting. Our team has decades of combined experience, and we can bring all of our expertise to your business when and where you need us. 

Non-Existent IT Personnel

If you’ve made it this far in your business having no IT personnel in any capacity, consider yourself incredibly lucky. Unfortunately, as we’ve seen time and time again, it’s only a matter of time before a system fails, data is lost, or your network is attacked by a bad actor. When that happens, your company’s future could be in jeopardy if you don’t have the proper IT resources to come to your aid. Having zero IT personnel to serve your business is simply a waiting game for catastrophic failure. 

Lack of Preventative Maintenance

Some companies do an okay job of handling problems as they pop up — essentially just putting out fires as they flare up. While this may work in the short term, it makes a lot more sense to invest in preventative maintenance to avoid problems from happening in the first place. In addition to providing IT services, Five Nines can also train you and your staff to recognize vulnerabilities and create strategies to protect your business. Problems that are entirely avoided are much easier to deal with and could save you thousands of dollars on the bottom line. 

Security Issues

We’re cybersecurity experts. When you work with us, we’ll always be at the top of our game, ensuring that you have all of the latest protections installed, that your staff is properly trained, and that the likelihood of a security breach is minimal.

Hire IT Services You Can Trust in New York City

If you experience even one of these warning signs, then it’s time to consider hiring Five Nines Consulting as your managed IT services provider. We want to see your company thrive, and for that to happen, you need to have an experienced IT service on your side. Contact us today to schedule an assessment of your company’s needs today! We look forward to working with you.

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