Don't Let Spring Storms Soak Your Business

This time of year, right here in central Kentucky we start to see spring thunderstorms on a regular basis. And while most are not severe, it only takes one strong, unexpected surge to impact your business for the worse.

That's why it's important to have your IT plan sorted out before trouble arrives. Do you have backup? Do you have redundancy? What happens if you lose power or lose hardware due to a natural occurrence like a flood or a lightning strike?

Different Scenarios Handled by One IT Services Company

Where do you turn for your IT services? If you're just starting up your business, you may not have any previous experience with the various companies out there. And with so many vying for your attention, it can be difficult to assess the best decision to make.

That's what makes SIO so handy. No matter what your IT service needs are, SIO can formulate a plan that works best for you. We specialize in providing the right IT solutions (not too few and not too many) so that you can scale appropriately.

Easy Data Backup from SIO

Daily operations for a small business are normally complicated enough without having to focus on important tasks that are secondary to whatever industry is being serviced. Unfortunately, that can mean some vital processes sometimes slip through the cracks.

For example, all businesses rely on data to some degree, and many businesses rely on it heavily for daily functionality. Here at SIO, we understand this and provide services to our clients to ensure constant data security.

How to Get the Top Three IT Benefits for Your Company

A lot of times, we get carried away talking about all the bad things that can happen if you don't take the necessary precautions to prevent IT problems. But it's also important to be reminded of the benefits that await once you do take preventative measures.

First of all, you reap the rewards of uptime. A business that stays online maintains its maximum efficiency throughout the business day. No time and money is lost to fixing outages or troubleshooting secondary issues caused by a lack of connectivity.

Top IT Considerations for Businesses New & Old

When you're just starting out in business, it's impossible to know everything ahead of time. Some business knowledge is only obtainable through experience. Conversely, sometimes business experience cultivates lazy habits that fail to take advantage of modern technology.

In either situation, you can benefit from a partnership with SIO. With years of experience helping young companies get their starts and assisting older companies with adapting to changing times, SIO is an ideal choice for IT services.

Data Backup Solutions Can Be Simple

Ever think about how your business would get along without its data? Not very well, if you're like most companies. Daily business operations revolve around the constant availability of sales reports, client documents, presentations, proposals, and so much more.

At SIO, we understand that most people don't have the time or expertise to cover all the bases when it comes to implementing a comprehensive data backup plan, but that doesn't mean it can't be achieved easily and efficiently.

Proven Data Backup Solutions from SIO

People back up files in many different ways. The trouble with most of the methods, however, is that they only provide partial backup or partial protection at any one given moment.

For example, some people trust themselves to back up files manually, but this is only as reliable as the times it actually happens and doesn't end up forgotten among a million other business tasks.

Some people actually perform their backups on time, but then leave them susceptible to damage by hardware failure, natural disaster, or some type of human mistake or crime.

Ensuring Proper Data Backup

The data you accumulate while doing business is vital for your present (as well as your future) initiatives. Customer data informs what services you offer and what expansions you make, while internal data reveals how efficient and effective your overall company is being run.

Deciding how to deal with data can be daunting, however. Not only does it need to be stored safely, it also needs to be readily available so that it can be used in all the different ways your business needs to use it.

Backup Redundancy Key for Peace of Mind

For both personal storage and business IT storage, the same imperative is there for dependability, ease of use, and cost effectiveness. Utilizing backup has one primary goal, and that is to make sure that files, photos, and data are all saved and preserved for when they may be needed.

"Bluegrass Care Navigators was in search of a Disaster Recovery solution to replace our existing backup solution. Our objective was to reduce our VMware mission-critical RTO from 48 hours to under 24 hours. We evaluated several solutions and found the SIO solution to be feature-rich and economical. SIO provided our organization with a customized, hybrid solution that achieved our goal both onsite and in the cloud. In addition to improving RTO, the SIO solution enables us to quickly and regularly validate the integrity of our backed up systems, ensuring our organization’s preparedness."
- Croswell Chambers, CIO

— Bluegrass Care Navigators

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