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The 5 Essentials of Managed IT

b2ap3_thumbnail_handshake400Sometimes it’s hard to remember why you’ve hired a managed IT service because the problems that you would otherwise face are out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Hiring a company like TMS can save your business lots of time, money, and headaches. Here are the five essential services that a managed IT service provider can contribute to your company.

Routine Checkups
One of the most important ways to service your network is by regularly maintaining the hardware and software of your machines. In terms of hardware, a managed IT company routinely tests your hard drives, server, and every physical aspect of your workstations to ensure they’re in excellent working order. They’ll also regularly defragment your software and scan for viruses. These routine checkups will enhance the performance of your business’ computers.

Security and Updates
It’s extremely important to stay up to date and ahead of all of the security threats circulating the Internet. To stay safe, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got the most recent versions of your programs and security patches running on your computers. These updates ensure that you’ll avoid the latest security threats. However, constantly taking time to update your systems can be taxing. A managed IT service provider will take care of the issue for you, and aid you in the event of a security breach.

Charting Your Network
Keeping a detailed diagram of your network will aid the process of both the expansion of your business, and quick fixes on your workstations. It may be a tedious project, but charting your network will allow you to pinpoint system failures, fix them, and easily add systems. A managed IT service provider will chart your network, fix your system’s issues, and aid you in the expansion of your network.

Tracking and Reporting
A system of tracking and reporting will allow you to further pinpoint issues in the event of a problem within your network. Tracking your network’s performance is a solid practice in general, allowing you to monitor its success. A managed IT service provider will put a tracking and reporting system in place for your network, allowing you to quickly recover your faulty devices.

License Renewal
When it comes time to expand your company, you’ll need to consider how adding users will affect the licensing agreements of your software. Unfortunately for users, there is usually a limit on the number of workstations that can use the software granted by a single license. Neglecting the license requirements on your software will come back to bite you when your company is trying to expand. You could run out of devices to operate the software on, or even lose the software altogether from an expired license. A managed IT service provider will keep track of the requirements of your software’s licensing, and make sure that everything is smooth on your end when expanding your business.

All five of these practices are simple, yet time consuming. They ensure that your company’s network runs smoothly in aiding the vision of your business. The great thing about a managed IT service provider is that they routinely check on all of these issues, saving you time, money, and frustration. TMS is fully equipped and excited to become your managed IT service provider. Call us today at 1 (626) 737-2960 to learn how we can perform these five essential services for your company!