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  • 7 IT TIPSFOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in-

    creasingly find that their IT system is a crucial

    part of their operating infrastructure. From giving

    out quotes to taking and filling orders or schedul-

    ing and organising mission critical processes, a

    well-functioning IT system can be essential to opti-

    mising your companys performance. Weve com-

    piled 7 IT tips that can help you get the most out of

    your IT assets.

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  • Computer Cleaning: Ensure your computers interior is clean is

    essential to keeping your hardware working as

    long as possible.

    Various foreign objects and dust

    can lead to blocked cooling

    fans, causing your hardware to

    overheat and potentially even

    short circuit.

    Hardware Checkups: Regularly performing diagnostic tests on your

    hardware can help extend its lifespan and avoid

    catastrophic failures

    One free diagnostic resource

    you can use is the Windows Disk

    Defragmenter utility, which offers

    functionality designed to help keep

    your disk drive in good condition.

    Cloud backups: This method solves the problem of redundancy

    in regards to location that can face SMEs based

    in a single location.

    Backup over the cloud takes

    advantage of massive, highly

    secure server farms in redundant

    locations.

    Separate system backups: When backing up to a device that your company

    controls, make sure that this device is not

    customarily connected to your main IT system

    Disconnect the device after the

    backup is complete, or to use USB

    sticks to transfer data to a backup

    system which will not be affected if

    a virus or some other system fault

    occurs on your main system.

    Schedule regular service checkups for hardware

    Backup your data

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  • Keep manufacturer s warranties & software versions current: When purchasing expensive hardware, it is crucial

    that you keep the manufacturers warranties

    associated with those warranties current.

    Care should be taken when it comes to

    keeping your software and operating system

    updated to the most recent version offered by the

    software provider.

    Significant advantages include: Affordable access to a wide variety of solutions

    Enhanced IT usage flexibility

    Improved data security

    Enable focus on your companys

    core competencies

    Beyond Back Ups A business continuity plan goes beyond simply

    backing up data and allows you to make a copy

    of your entire operating environment in case of an

    outage of system malfunction of some sort.

    You can simply restore the saved image of your

    environment and continue working while your main

    environment is repaired or debugged.

    Warranties & Software

    Migrate to the Cloud

    Maintain a business continuity plan

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    Protection: Whether a business is large or small, setting

    up a firewall is recommended to protect against

    malicious software programs, whether in the form

    of malware, viruses, or ransomware.

    A firewalls main function is to protect a network

    from outside attacks. It acts as a barrier designed

    to protect a companys internal network from an

    insecure outer network, such as the Internet.

    To decide what type of business class firewall is

    most appropriate for your business, it is necessary

    to determine how many users utilize your network.

    The greater protection businesses need can be

    provided by two main types of firewalls:

    SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) 50 users

    Growing businesses need IT Infrastructure Many SMEs find that as their business grows,

    their IT system needs increase correspondingly.

    Managing the growth of your business and your

    IT infrastructure can be a challenge.

    Instead of ramping up your IT staff and

    expenditures, it makes sense to outsource this

    function to a managed IT services firm.

    This approach allows you to focus your

    companys energy and resources on doing what

    you do best: operate your business.

    Some of the advantages of using a managed

    IT services firm include:

    Convenience

    More efficient scaling using

    outsourced expertise

    Reduced commitments by using

    outside personnel

    Invest in a business class firewall

    Outsource as needed

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