3 Tips for Dodging Downtime with Managed Network Services

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IT downtime can be expensive, frustrating, and complicated. You don't just lose time and money--you also lose employee patience, customer confidence, and sometimes even a little bit of trust in your own machines and processes. Luckily, downtime doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems. Today we'll take a look at three managed network tips that will help you dodge downtime and stay secure and efficient.

Managing Your Network

One of the best ways to dodge downtime is to have a troubleshooting plan in place long before you need it--and managed network services can be that plan. By partnering with a managed network provider, you guarantee that you're always in contact with IT experts who can solve problems, answer questions, and, yes, even help you minimize or sometimes completely avoid downtime. Of course, managed network services can't be your only plan of action. There are a few little things you can do in your workflows and processes that will help downtime look a little less threatening.

1: Never underestimate your backups

By now you probably know that backups are key to protecting what matters. They're indispensable in almost every tech-related disaster, and they're crucial to minimizing or avoiding downtime--but they have to be reliable and in good working order. Remember to check your backups and backup systems regularly!

2: Think ahead

A huge part of dodging downtime is actually about minimizing chaos. If you do get hit by some sort of tech tragedy, it's important that everyone in your workplace knows what to do, whom to contact, and which systems and processes to prioritize.

3: Keep your eyes open

One of the most important things you can do to dodge downtime is keep an eye on everything--from your machines to your software to your security features. If machines are getting slow, software is getting problematic, or security features are failing, you'll be able to catch the issue before it becomes huge.

Managed network services can help you implement these tips and more--so, are you ready to start dodging downtime? Contact us today!

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