Top Three IT “Must-Dos” for Small Businesses in 2019
With the New Year now upon us, many small businesses are planning the next 12 months to guarantee their best year yet.
To help you get ahead, here’s our top three IT “must-dos” to save you time and stress in 2019:
1: Move to a cloud-based system
The cloud is a great option for small businesses that can improve staff productivity and provide you with peace of mind knowing that your information is secure.
Cloud-based servers offer a reliable, flexible storage solution for your business, with the benefit of regular automated backups and ease of access within your team.
When used in conjunction with a cloud-based email system such as Office 365, you can improve the productivity of your business with synchronised emails, meetings and contacts across your devices.
Together, these create a secure environment that allows for flexible work options, and the ability to easily scale systems as your business grows.
2: Update any old hardware
Got old computers that have been kicking around for 10+ years? It’s probably time to update them.
Firstly, an older computer can be slow, which means less time spent working! If you spent 30 minutes daily waiting for your computer to load, it could add up to nearly 17 days per year going to waste! If you multiply that by all your staff, you are potentially losing months of work hours– with ten employees that could be around five months every year of lost productivity.
Secondly, outdated software can present security risks to users. For example, Windows 7 no longer falls under Microsoft’s mainstream support, and is much more vulnerable to hackers, viruses and security threats than Windows 10. A newer machine means better support, including warranties that offer next day onsite support so you can get on with work, no matter what happens.
3: Outsource your IT
Working with a trusted IT company is invaluable when it comes to taking care of your business. By working with the experts you can ensure that Outsourcing your IT can free up your time and allow you to focus on what you do best.
activIT systems offers extended support hours, with technicians available from 8:30am – 7:00pm AEST. We have offices in Perth, WA and Devonport, Tasmania, and are available for both remote and on-site assistance for businesses in these locations and around Australia.
Does your business need help with getting these, or any other IT New Years resolutions underway? Contact activIT systems today to find out how we can make your life easier in 2019!