Having a good management solution in place provides insight into your network and systems to help you make informed decisions about your technology.
With a management solution, you can expect:
- To have a forecast of licensing renewals
- Managed network security effectiveness
- Managed disk space
- Proactive planning for growth and its impact on your server environment
Implementing a managed solution built for your unique needs will help you forecast your IT budget. Managing also allows you to allocate your IT team to work on your critical business-related technology initiatives while relying on cost-effective management and service from our engineering team. Your team no longer has to worry about these tasks and management is able to more effectively budget, leading to higher systems reliability for your customers and internal teams without having to take your eye off strategic initiatives.
Putting a proactive maintenance plan in place also helps control costs another way. By keeping your systems up to date, you reduce the risk of critical outages that not only cost more money to repair but result in a corresponding loss of revenue.
In Case of Disaster
A well-executed proactive maintenance plan includes Disaster Recovery. A proactive system is far better equipped to recover following a technical or physical disaster because it will have remote backup built in to prevent a total data loss. Depending on your need you can work with our engineering team put a plan in place that minimizes data loss to your required interval.
Proactive maintenance can help your company in many ways. It provides budgeted engineering resources and managing to stop the steady flow of issues that slow down your daily operations. It can help you better plan for growth and budgeting. It can alert you to potential issues with your systems. And it can provide a measure of insurance against disaster.
What We’ve Found
Proactive managing is something we encourage all small and mid-sized clients to implement. We recently met with a potential new client and the talk turned to how frustrated they were with the constant stream of small systems issues they were experiencing. It seemed that technology was slowing them down with updates, patching and last minute maintenance on a weekly if not daily basis. That steady stream of small issues had hit the point where it had become a large and seemingly unmanageable problem.
As we dug into their systems and network issues, it became clear that the stream had a source – and a manageable one at that. Years of growth had resulted in systems being added to meet demand but a lack of management resulted in a backlog of maintenance and licensing issues. Even worse, the exposure from a security perspective left them vulnerable to attack.
By putting a plan for technology maintenance in place they could quickly gain control of their environments while improving availability and reliability. On top of that, they would be much more effective at budgeting IT spend by leveraging 24×7 managing backed by the Axis service team.