You’ve probably heard a Chuck Norris euphuism like “Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas” or “Chuck Norris can do a wheelie on a unicycle”. These clever one-liners are usually good for a little chuckle, but the underlying message is always similar: Chuck Norris is tough, watchful, and takes care of problems before they arise. In fact, one could say Chuck Norris doesn’t have any problems, problems have a Chuck Norris!
As a small to medium-sized business owner, you want to be like Chuck Norris when it comes to IT security and risks – tough on blocking viruses, proactive on updates and patches to your network, and constantly alert to issues that may lead to downtime. But, like most business owners you are probably already the accountant, salesperson, HR, marketing, janitor, manager, and so much more. Determining if your network is up-to-date and running smoothly, or the risks if it isn’t, may not be top of mind. That’s where Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) comes in.
RMM allows Nex-Tech to monitor and report on clients’ IT systems including servers, desktops, and applications that expert technicians can review. Additionally, Nex-Tech can then execute tasks such as upgrades, patches, and firewall and anti-virus installations on your systems. Most importantly, this is all done remotely meaning no interruption to your work day.
The health and security of your network and devices is crucial in business today. Downtime means money lost and with data breaches becoming all too common, having the right tools and team in place can be the difference between a small issue and a full-blown problem.
The questions below will help you determine if RMM is something your business would benefit from:
- Do I/my employees mostly rely on a computer network, email, and Internet access to support daily operations and business processes?
- Do I have sufficient staff or time to formally deal with computer networks, maintenance, updates, and repairs?
- Am I confident that customer information is safe and secure from external risks such as a data breach?
- Can I afford for my network and devices to be down for any amount of time?
If you answered ‘no’ on any of questions 2-4, assuming the answer to #1 was ‘yes’ for most, RMM would be extremely valuable to your business. By having experts remotely monitoring your system you can then stay focused on your business with the peace of mind that should any threats try and enter your network, they’ll receive a Chuck Norris roundhouse with the right software in place. Plus, you can be alerted of a slow computer due to low disk space or high RAM usage before you receive any complaints.
If you think the free anti-virus you installed yourself three years ago is keeping all the personal information on your network safe….think again. Making sure you have the right firewalls and anti-virus software in place can help significantly reduce the risk of personal information getting into the wrong hands. Statistically, small and medium-sized businesses are targeted because hackers expect those systems to be unsecure and easy to gain access to because of outdated software. Remote Monitoring and Management takes the worry away. Upgrades to software happen automatically, as needed, so you’ll always be covered with the right protection.
Saving money is as important as avoiding money loss. Having your system down, even for a day, could cost you thousands in time and business, if not more. RMM can help prevent this from happening by proactively providing the maintenance, updates, and repairs. Plus, it’s more affordable than employing your own IT resources and less costly than downtime or security issues.
With new viruses, malware, and other risks that could harm your network discovered every single day, it leaves your business vulnerable to costly consequences. There are so many solutions on the market to help protect you from these risks, that being unaware and unresponsive is the biggest risk of all. A proper PC Security solution with Remote Monitoring and Management, you want to go with a company you know and trust for a personalized solution, to ensure you get the services you need and the local support you want.
They say in an Emergency that 9-1-1 would call Chuck Norris, but when it comes to viruses, malware, and network security concerns Chuck Norris would call Nex-Tech. Okay, so you can’t have Chuck Norris on your IT team, but you can use Remote Monitoring and Management from Nex-Tech and that’s as close as it gets.