| How To Avoid The Glitches In Your Business

Posted in Small Business at 9:00 AM by Loftis Consulting

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If you run your own business, you will know that we now live in a world where technology is the be all and end all. Whether your company is big or small, it will rely so much on the different technology out there to help you through every aspect of your business.

Having said that, technology doesn’t always run smoothly. Glitches can happen all the time, and sometimes they may feel totally out of your control. Not only is it very frustrating when this happens, but it’s time-consuming and expensive too.

If you want to avoid this from happening, here’s a list of tips to get you on the right track again.

 

Know the Obvious Software Issues

It’s really not as complex as you may think, you just need to get into the habit of looking out for certain things. For example, if your systems are 10 years old, they are obviously going to be more likely to fail on you. The higher the risk, the easier it is for you to lose all of your important files and documents (the worst fear ever!) So don’t leave it up to chance, retire your equipment at the appropriate life cycle, and get yourself a new younger piece to work with.

 

Get the Right Support

It’s so important that you have the right support in your team. It’s no good having an issue with your system and then trying to fix it yourself (even though you have no idea what you’re doing) – you will just make matters worse. Find yourself someone that is always available and ready to help, like the Managed Services. These are the expert computer network maintenance staff that will monitor all your technology so you don’t need to. It’s a good idea to get these people on speed dial because you never know when your computer will decide to crash, leaving you a desperate and anxious mess!

 

Have Proper Power Protection

Did you know that a single, tiny, minuscule power outage can severely damage all of your electronic components, meaning valuable data lost. Not only that but these outages can even shorten the lifespan of your equipment and systems, which, if brand new, you aren’t going to be very happy about.

To avoid this from happening, invest in some top quality battery backup devices for all the important gear. You should also connect all the servers to an uninterruptible power supply which will need to be tested regularly to make sure it is doing its job.

 

Make Sure Your Employees Are Trained

It’s no good improving all the technical areas, and then having an employee that doesn’t understand how to use all the new gear. It’ll all end in disaster. This is why software training is very important to do as a team, so everyone knows what needs to be done. Research shows that employees understand less than 20 percent of all the available features that software has to offer them, which essentially means your employees are only giving your business 20 percent of their effort. Just think about what you could achieve with that extra 80 percent of features, let alone saving you time and money.

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