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November 30, 2016

Did You Spend Thanksgiving Worrying About Your Data Center?

Last week, your mind wasn’t on turkey or stuffing. You watched football after you ate, but you didn’t really pay attention to the game. And though you were in the same house as your family all day, your mind was back in your data center.

Instead of enjoying Thanksgiving, you spent the day:

  • Wondering whether the security update you installed on your network was effective enough.
  • Contemplating whether you should splurge for new blade servers.
  • Worrying about the irreplaceable IT worker you suspect is interviewing elsewhere.
  • Thinking about all of the network-related issues you would have to deal with the next day.

Now here’s the depressing part:

This is how you spent last Thanksgiving, too. And the one before that.

Aren’t you tired of this pattern? When was the last time you actually enjoyed your time off from work?

As CIO of your company, you toil enough during the day. You shouldn’t have to waste your nights, weekends and holidays stressing about what’s happening in your data center —like whether hackers are trying to worm their way into your system, or whether your backend servers aren’t working properly.

 Unfortunately, you are the top dog in your IT department. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your network infrastructure —the backbone of your company — is running efficiently.  

After all, if you don’t stress about these things, who will?

The truth is that while you have an enormous responsibility as CIO, you don’t have to carry all of this extra weight. Even if you lack the budget to hire more workers, you can rely on a managed services provider (MSP) to offer ongoing guidance and support.

For example, an MSP can provide around-the-clock troubleshooting. So if something goes wrong with your network after hours, you can turn off your phone and rest easy while the MSP looks into the issue and restores uptime.

During work hours, an MSP can handle menial tasks like trouble ticketing and connectivity issues — leaving you to focus on larger and more important projects (like implementing solutions that can make your network more agile and responsive).

An MSP can also provide ongoing cybersecurity assistance. You will gain access to the latest security technologies, without having to pay sticker price for them.

So stop and think about how you want to spend 2017. You can spend all of your time toiling in your data center, or you can achieve a better work/life balance by working with an MSP.

Apex Technology Services of Norwalk, Connecticut offers flexible pricing that can align with your business’s strict budgetary needs. Whether you are looking for full-time or on-call assistance, Apex is ready to provide assistance.

To contact Apex, click here.

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