If you work for a small business, chances are you wear many hats. Even if your responsibilities do not include managing IT, you may be the only one to speak up about your businesses technology and cybersecurity. So, you should constantly question if your company could be more IT savvy.
If you rely on cybersecurity being someone else’s responsibility, you could be put yourself, your career, and your personal identity at risk.
A breach of a company’s data can be fatal. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, 60% of small businesses close within six months of a security breach. The proof isn’t hard to find. A data breach could cost you $161 per record on average, according to Ponemon. This all adds up. A company that can’t recover could leave you looking for work all over again.
It’s no secret that your customers are important to you. Personal information about your customers should be kept safe from the hands of criminals at all costs. But they’re not the only ones at risk. There is a lot of personally identifiable information (PII) that your employer has about you as well. Name, address, and wage information are all in their possession. Additionally, they may be able to provide you with health-related information. In addition, they probably have copies of your government ID.
It’s not just about defense and prevention.
If your business technology is out of date, you’re at a greater risk of cyber vulnerability. But improving IT isn’t only about protecting data and preventing downtime. Having the right technology to suit your business can also help you be more productive. Speaking up about IT could see the business improve, grow, and gain resiliency.
Working with a good MSP can help both you and your business.
- If your company isn’t as protected, IT experts can help with data security, backup and disaster recovery.
- Frustrated by network failures, lagging conference calls, or error messages? Trust the MSP to make sure the business technology is up to the task.
- When the devices you’re working with aren’t doing what you want them to do, the MSP can suggest the right tools for the job.
- Feel like you’re wasting time on repetitive or mundane tasks? An MSP partner could help you embrace automation. Allow machines to take on the routine and leave you free to focus on the more challenging and innovative work.
Using a sluggish system is a pain. Waiting for a computer for even a few minutes adds up over the course of a 40-hour workweek. Worrying about the security of your data does not help you focus at work either.
You don’t need to be an IT expert to recognize that your company could be more IT savvy. We’d be happy to set up a free consultation with your company if you could arrange it with them.
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