systems, and find outdated, ramshackle security solutions in place — basically, a front door left wide open. At that moment, your practice becomes a criminal’s playground. They’re free to access financial information and personal data of your customers and employees, hijack your practice to send out floods of malicious software and spam, hold nearly every aspect of the firm ransom for thousands of dollars, and cause chaos to their heart’s content.
The fact is, fixing problems is a lot more expensive than preventing them. When you cut corners and utilise sub par IT professionals (if any at all), you’re paying for an array of shoddy, Band-Aid solutions that will be applied piecemeal, and usually too late, like a finger plugging a hole in a dam. But when you make a substantial investment in your IT support, you’re investing in the most basic aspects of the future of your company.
Robust network security, dependable computers and servers, consistent Internet access, and other fundamental components of your practice network are far from luxury items. These days, technology forms the scaffolding upon which practices run. If any piece of the operation fails, the whole system suffers, usually accompanied by a fat financial penalty.
There is an ever-growing, endless list of potential technological pitfalls that can have permanent consequences for your practice: teams of hackers zeroing in on vulnerable small practices, rogue employees with a grudge, lost laptops, ageing and unreliable hardware, fire, natural disasters, and IT “professionals” that have no idea what they’re doing, to name just a few. As technology progresses, and companies depend increasingly on it to stay competitive, it simply doesn’t make sense to relegate IT to the neglected corners of your budget.
When it comes to practice, there’s a lot to worry about these days. A total collapse of your firm’s technological infrastructure doesn’t need to be one of them. Invest in a robust, managed IT package from tried-and tested professionals, and leave the worrying to the experts. You can rest assured that our IT team of experts truly has you covered.