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3 Ways to Mitigate IT Risk

Mon Jul 13, 2020

 

Man working from home on laptop computer Should you be worried about IT right now? Yes! Whether you have an internal team, a techie employee, or no one at all, managing your IT infrastructure with a newly or partially remote workforce is crucial.

Outside of the office, your employees use a home or public network to connect their work or personal devices to the internet. What control do you currently have over this activity? For most companies, off the office network, the answer is none.

 

Here are 3 things you can do today to mitigate your IT risk.

 

#1 Do Your Research 

Now is the time to consider outsourcing IT services and whether or not it makes sense for your business. Outsourcing is a good option for a number of companies because costs are reduced and controlled. 

In addition, partnering with a managed service provider allows you to share the risk, and with security and compliance regulated by industry, staying on top of changing requirements can be difficult. This is especially true when you factor in remote employees and every piece of hardware and software they touch.

 

#2 Ask for Help 

IT security graphic If you’re not trained in IT, how do you evaluate your options? Qualifications like Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) are important, but so is experience. Be sure to ask if the following items are covered under your service agreement:

  • Antivirus
  • Backups
  • System Updates
  • Maintenance
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Reporting

 

#3 Embrace the Shift

If we’ve learned anything from the current situation, it’s the importance of being able to adapt to change. Whether you choose to outsource or not, flexible work environments are the new norm, and IT management will continue to be a challenge. You can choose to devote internal resources to this or embrace the shift.

Contact us today to do the latter.