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New Year, New Challenges, & New Solutions: How Managed IT Services Can Reduce Risk & Save Your Business Money in 2018

 

As we begin another year, we are greeted with new opportunities for growth and success. This is especially true in the areas of IT management and cyber security. Now is the perfect time to evaluate your current IT situation and make necessary improvements. Preparations made today can save you money in the future.

 

2017 saw some of the biggest data breaches in history, including the WannaCry ransomware attack and the Equifax hack. CSOnline reports that half of mid-sized businesses received an attack in the previous twelve months. Costs to unprepared businesses continue to skyrocket, to the extent that billionaire Warren Buffett named cyber crime the single greatest threat to mankind. With emerging threats like the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, these trends will certainly continue. Proper IT practices are essential to protecting your modern business.

 

At CTSI, we offer Managed IT Services to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you need us to cover your entire IT department or support your existing team, we have an affordable option that’s right for you. For the cost of one full-time staff member, our expert team can monitor your systems and be there in emergencies.

 

With our experience and access to the latest best practices, we identify most issues before they become a problem. And by installing proper backup procedures, even in a worst-case scenario, we can have you back up and running quickly. You can rest easy with the IT solutions our team put in place—and they are on call 24/7!

 

Case Study: Working IT in the Healthcare Field

Imagine you’re the IT manager for a local hospital. At any given time, over a hundred users are accessing your network, and every one of them is a priority. You’re the only one who can keep the system running. You install the updates, you handle the backups, and you’re responsible for defending the system against sophisticated ransomware. You deserve a vacation, but there’s no one else to take up the slack. Even on your rare days off, you’re on call 24/7.

 

But you don’t have to do it alone—CTSI can help. With our Managed IT Services, you have our entire team at your disposal, monitoring your network when you’re off the clock. We know how much you care about what you’ve built, and we’ll help you keep an eye on it. You could even take that vacation you’ve been planning. You’ve certainly earned it.

 

Are Your People Ready for a Refresher?

The best firewall in the world still depends on employee education. According to a CompTIA study, 52% of data breaches are a result of human error. There are many pitfalls out there, each one designed to catch the uninformed. Malicious software hiding inside an online ad (“malvertising”) or a phishing email asking for a password could be enough to cause serious problems.

Fortunately, CTSI provides assistance to prepare for hidden cyber attacks. We’ll help your staff know how to keep their passwords safe, which email attachments can be opened, and how to recognize and respond to a security threat. If a problem does arise, we can make sure your people are ready for it.

 

Get Started Today with a FREE Technology Consultation

Start the new year off right and evaluate your IT needs. Let 2018 be the year you take control of your IT environment. CTSI is prepared to meet the needs of your growing business. Contact us today for a free Technology Consultation to discuss our Managed Services Plans.