What are the benefits of outsourcing IT services instead of calling a repair guy when your computer is acting up?
Managed IT Services versus Break/Fix IT Services for Small Business
Richmond, VA small business owners: check out this Infographic that lays out some pretty convincing reasons for choosing an industry-leading Managed Service Provider to manage your company’s IT systems… and then give BEL Network Integration & Support a call at 804-796-2631.
Managed IT Services Saves Down-Time, Lowers IT Costs & Offers Peace of Mind
If you are still using the old “break/fix” model for your IT repairs and services, it’s time to re-evaluate. The facts are that leveraging Managed IT Services for your small business saves you down-time, lowers your IT costs, and gives you peace of mind that your networks are being watched over by professionals while you are focusing on your business.
An IT Network Evaluation is the First Step to Securing a Managed Service Provider
The first step in our process is evaluating your networks. This is a no-cost, no-obligation meeting where our Network Engineers come to your business and:
- Check your firewall’s security settings to make sure you are protected from the latest hacker attacks, worms, and viruses.
- Scan and remove spyware that is secretly stealing your company’s bandwidth, jeopardizing the speed of your computer system, and embezzling confidential information about you, your employees, and your business.
- Check your network’s back-up system to ensure it is working properly and accurately backing up all of the critical files and information you never want to lose.
- Verify that you have the most up-to-date security patches installed properly; miss one critical update and you’re a “sitting duck.”
- Diagnose slow, unstable PCs.
- Perform a quick network “tune-up” to make programs and files load faster.
What do you have to lose? Don’t let another day go by without verifying the health and security of your Networks & Data! Call our office today at 804-796-2631.
There’s no doubt about it: e-mail has become the single most important communication tool for businesses. But messages pile up quick, taking up storage space that can be expensive to back up. And since deleting everything isn’t always an option when certain threads contain important info about projects, contracts and client communications, the smartest option it to archive your inbox.
Archiving is simply a process of removing old (but important) e-mails from your “active” inbox and folders to a compressed, encrypted backup, freeing up space in your inbox and preserving your e-mails should you need to dig them up at some point in the future. Should you archive? The answer is “Yes” for 3 important reasons:
Fun facts and random bits of knowledge: If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
- The numbers ’172′ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
- President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.
- In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
- Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
Do you have Java turned on in your web browser? If your answer is “Yes” or “I’m not sure” then it’s time to take action to find out. Why? The biggest threat to your computer systems in 2013 (and beyond) is no longer Microsoft Windows – it is Oracle Java.
Most businesses make the HUGE (and costly) error of mistaking a “backup” with data recovery and business continuity. Simply having a copy of your data stored somewhere does not automatically guarantee you’ll be back up and running again like you were before. The BCM Institute explains this difference by discussing three key concepts: Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Maximum Tolerable Outage (MTO). In order to choose the RIGHT type of back up for your company, you need to know what these three acronyms mean.
A backup is great, but a disaster recovery plan is better
We employ a cloud based spam filter, which grants you the maximum amount of protection without large hardware overhead and costs. This new spam filter REQUIRES no interaction on your behalf, and Belnis will take care of everything. There is a way in which you can interact with the system if you so choose, which is what will be outlined in this document. Please disseminate this document to any active mailbox holders with an email address ending in @domain.com