When you’re just starting your business, it’s only natural to want to cut costs where you can. And maybe for the first few years, that’s okay! But as you continue to grow and hardware starts to wear out, how do you tell when it’s time to get help? Nuvex Solutions shares four signs that tell you it’s time to get professional IT support for your business.
Spending Too Much Time Troubleshooting?
As a business, you want to spend your time working for your clients or growing your business. When your hardware is new and shiny, it’s not going to give you any issues. But what happens as your hardware wears out over the years? If you’re noticing that a lot of your time is being wasted on troubleshooting or repairs, it might be time to get the help of an IT support professional.
One thing you want to avoid is seeking out quick, short-term solutions to your problems. A tech-savvy family friend might be able to provide a band aid for the issue, but this might not be a lasting solution. At Nuvex Solutions, we take a holistic approach to your IT support, recommending only the upgrades you need and looking out for your overall tech health.
Losing Against Computer Viruses?
Your business data is sensitive. As the world gets increasingly more reliant on technology, the more important it is to make sure your systems are safe. A virus in your system can cause all kinds of problems in your system. This can lead to your network crashing, increasing downtime. Even worse, it could result in sensitive information being compromised.
While making sure you have a working antivirus and firewall is a great first step, sometimes it’s not enough. If you feel like your computer has developed a virus, it’s important to reach out to an IT professional as soon as possible to mitigate damage. The longer you wait to get professional help, the more damage your system and reputation could take.
At Nuvex Solutions, we provide managed IT services at a fixed monthly rate. Along with providing your business with strong security, we also monitor your system 24/7. Using real-time security alerts, we can find anomalies and prevent them from becoming bigger issues. Learn more on our Managed IT Services page!
Computer or Internet Slowing Down?
It’s no exaggeration to say that fast computer and internet speeds keep your business running smoothly. If you or your team are experiencing slow downs, long start up times, or programs freezing, you’re losing valuable time that could be spent on something more productive.
Instead of ignoring these issues, you may want to consult with an IT professional. They may be able to fix the issue by cleaning up or defragmenting your hard drives or advise you on what pieces you should upgrade. An IT professional can also help if your network is running slowly, testing, diagnosing, and fixing problems in a timely manner.
Using Outdated Technology?
When was the last time you upgraded your business’s hardware? Most retail desktop PCs have a lifespan of 5-7 years. While you can extend this lifespan by a few years by keeping your systems safe, your computer will likely need to be upgraded around that timeframe. Likewise, your business servers also have a limited lifespan and need to be replaced every so often. This can be especially important so that you hold onto and protect your data.
Interested in learning how you can prolong your computer or server’s lifespan or wondering if you should upgrade? Consult with an IT professional like Nuvex Solutions!
Let Nuvex Solutions Help
At Nuvex Solutions, we don’t just help fix the things that are broken. With our managed IT service packages, you can get 24/7 monitoring, troubleshooting, repairs, and more at one fixed monthly rate! We’re passionate about keeping small businesses running efficiently, and that’s why we’re dedicated to providing quick, accessible, and down-to-earth service to all our clients. Send us a message today or talk to us and find out how Nuvex can help you!