We work with numerous small business owners and managers in beautiful Troutman, NC (the North side of Lake Norman). Recently, while working on a network in Troutman, our client asked about our services and what could be done in-house to save them more money.
My co-IT-worker (new word???) and I spoke about the variety of things many business owners could do themselves with their computers and then provided a more specific answer best suited for his needs. As we were driving from Troutman, the conversation reverted back to the client’s question: What can I do to my small business computers and network to save $$$?
After further discussion, here are the 3 simple computer steps a small business owner or manager can do themselves to save money and frustration with their computers.
- Anti-Virus Software: We always recommend avoiding “Freeware” simply because you get what you pay for! Protecting your computer from viruses will save you tons of money over the life of the machine.
- Battery Backup & Surge Protection: Data is the most valuable entity of your business. A sudden stoppage or jolt of electricity to your network could corrupt your information, with the cost to repair or replace it possible reaching into the thousands of dollars.
- Cloud Based Data Backup: Remote backups of your computers data is unmeasurably valuable. Knowing you have that backup will also help you sleep at night! Copying data to remote, cloud based servers has become a big business and rightfully so, it’s inexpensive and works!
Notice that we didn’t recommend a software, battery or data backup provider, that’s simply because every business is unique and what works for one never works for all. If you would like a recommendation, just call us and we will have a quick conversation and happily recommend brands we trust.
John McCann & Associates, Inc.
IT Management for Small Business
Computer Services, Solutions & Support