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Ten  IT things that are dangerous for your business (and unnecessary):

  1. not getting proper maintenance.  Expect to maintain your IT installations. You maintain your car, right? Allow for the business cost of IT support.
  2. using a cheap Internet service.  A “normal” ADSL2 connection is a home service – up to 100 other users can be on your connection. It’s shared and not good enough for business.
  3. don’t rely on data backup alone. You must do a test restore to confirm your data recovery. I have seen many businesses fail at simple data backup.
  4. employing the cheapest technical help?  The cheap inexperienced guys might be friendly but they make basic mistakes and work slowly. In the end you will pay more.
  5. don’t allow your staff to do anything to your server. 9 out of 10 times they will wreck it. Our experience involves fixing a LOT of “in house” IT tech work.
  6. don’t blindly trust your IT support company. Your business is on the line – you must reference check the people who can ruin your IT and your business.
  7. don’t expect your staff to be IT efficient without some IT training. Staff IT training pays for itself over and over again.
  8. refusing to embrace technology? I have seen clients still refusing to use email and still using microfiche! Keep up or be doomed to oblivion. Don’t keep your old technology passed its used by date.
  9. don’t expect IT to work properly. Expect taxes, and death. IT is complex and buggy and prone to fail all by itself. If Microsoft worked properly, 1/2 our work would disappear.
  10. assuming your network is safe. You need security solutions to protect your email, your LAN, your data, your business. The business risk of not providing protection is too high and unnecessary.
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