#1 You don’t have a clear picture of your business technology
If you have never had a technology assessment, as a business owner, you probably do not have a clear picture of what you have been doing right – and wrong. The purpose of this assessment is to give business owners a proper understanding of their current setup. It will allow you to take a proactive approach to your overall IT infrastructure. That can include a report of your hardware and software current states (and necessary changes), but also allow you to be aware of data privacy compliance. While many business owners will focus on updating and securing servers, privacy regulations have become a challenge to keep up with.
#2 You lost control of your IT budget
Like most businesses, yours probably has a set budget for IT and one to tackle unexpected events. However, those variable costs can escalate to a point where your budget plan is totally discrepant with reality. You start purchasing a lot more, or even begins to spend significant amounts with overtime. That is definitely a red flag, and a clear indicator that your business is overdue for IT support.
#3 Your data has been compromised
The whole idea of keeping up with your IT needs is to avoid getting to the point where your business suffers a breach. Regardless the size of your business, having the support of a managed services provider can help you improve security against advanced threats and avoid the hassle of being hacked. If you have not faced any concrete threats, that is indeed a good sign, but it is important to make sure you are actually prepared against cyberattacks – and not just being lucky.
If your IT systems cannot defend you efficiently, your critical danger is likely at risk, and that could jeopardize your whole business. If you have already been a target of data breach, then you are certainly overdue for IT support: get help as soon as possible.