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How the Proactive Approach to IT Management Saves You Time and Money

How the Proactive Approach to IT Management Saves You Time and Money

So, you’ve just finished up a huge, potentially career-altering project. Your finger is poised over the mouse, ready to click ‘save,’ when suddenly your entire project disappears. Turns out, a critical issue just killed your network, your progress, and your mood. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to keep this from happening?

The scenario we just described was a classic example of the traditional IT approach in action--a problem occurs, causing progress, profits, and productivity to be lost.

The main problem with this strategy is that it’s reactionary, and gives circumstances control over your business. Besides the day-to-day hassles and shortcomings that this approach brings, there are potential dangers that threaten your entire establishment. What if a disaster struck and destroyed your entire infrastructure, or you were suddenly struck by a crippling malware attack that infected your critical data?

Without preventative, proactive action, there wouldn’t be much you could do to bounce back; and, based on what has happened to other businesses after such events, it isn’t very likely that your business would last.

However, it is very possible to reduce the risk of such events with some planning, forethought, and preparedness. When a system is built, it’s built to behave a certain way. When it behaves differently, that’s a red flag.

We will keep an eye on your network, monitoring your network in order to prevent an all-out disaster. We’ll keep your solutions from going out of date so they will be there when you need them. However, that’s only half of the battle.

Another significant portion of the issue lies in the tendency people have to assume that the worst won’t happen to them, and as a result, they neglect to prepare for potential problems properly, if at all. They find justification in the thought that, out of so many businesses in the world, the chances that someone would target them is unlikely. After all, their small business is worth peanuts compared the value of larger enterprises.

While this is true, other factors have to come into play as well, as different cybercriminals will take different factors into consideration. So yes, while a small business is worth considerably less than a corporation in terms of net value, this also means that the corporation has exponentially more funds to invest into their cyber security, which many claim to do.

So put yourself in the shoes of a cybercriminal: do you go for the high-value target with significant defenses in place and a team of highly-paid lawyers waiting to take you to task should you be caught, or do you go for the thousands upon thousands of Mom and Pop shops with very small values but negligible defenses? The choice is clear.

Making sure your network is secured and tested against threats before there’s an issue is just another way of adopting a universally proactive strategy, as is preparing and maintaining a backup, monitoring solutions, and many other processes that 4IT can help you handle. Give us a call at 305-278-7100 to learn more about our solutions.



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