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Business-wide Benefits of Incorporating Managed IT Services into your Cyber Landscape
By Robert Stinton, Senior IT Specialist, My Clever Group
In today’s ever-evolving technological era, it’s practically impossible to cover every area of the cyber landscape single-handedly. The more this field expands, the faster growth will continue. And it seems the only effective way to control key functions of our businesses during this exponential growth is through Managed IT Services. This includes the likes of Managed Networks, Access Control, 24/7 Technical Support, and Managed Security.
That said, it may seem like a lot to implement into any business, and you might wonder if you actually need it. Perhaps, your current approach is adequate, so why change it?
On the other hand, consider the substantial advantages of Managed IT Services to centralise key functions. Once these services are in place, managing man hours will be reduced considerably compared to performing repetitive and mundane tasks manually, without assistance or consultation.
Monotonous daily tasks will be transformed into a seamless simple daily routine, a dream for every IT Tech out there. For the likes of security audits, GDPR compliance and access control, physical locations and on-site data, this one is a no brainer!
Benefits to Cloud-based Services
For new businesses, a game changer created by cloud-based services is the ability to run a business without the need for physical infrastructure such as on-site servers and storage facilities.
For new businesses, a game changer created by cloud-based services is the ability to run a business without the need for physical infrastructure such as on-site servers and storage facilities
Using the cloud for business infrastructure needs enables us to run multiple businesses from anywhere in the world on a Pay-as-you-go subscription basis. This creates more opportunities for businesses to push forward with new ventures without the upfront infrastructure costs usually incurred.
Genius, right? No daunting exchange server troubleshooting. Routine server maintenance is a thing of the past, for the physical part at least. On top of which your data is more accessible and sharable than ever before. You simply connect via the internet to your online account and access data via your internet browser or applications that are downloadable on your mobile devices. This makes life much easier for group projects, sharing data and controlling access.
The Importance of Multi-Layered Security
Cyber criminals can have various objectives: financial gain, political influence, or simply to cause malicious harm to an organisation.
The key point here is that you will need to exhaust every resource in your entire cyber landscape to ensure that your business is properly protected.
Best practise suggests a multi-layered approach; this is what both myself and security experts around the world recommend. More layers make it more difficult and time consuming for an attacker to gain access. It’s that simple
Now ask yourself – if the IT director called you today with notification of a breach, resulting in all of your data - including backups - being held to ransom, how would you respond? More importantly, could you recover from it?
The number of threats reported daily in the current year - 2019 - is astonishing. Almost 15 billion spam emails are sent and received each day, and this number will continue to grow. It could be only a matter of time before your users are tested. In the event, you can either hope that your Cyber Awareness Training worked, or enjoy peace of mind from having incorporated Managed IT Services into your cyber landscape.