Is your IT infrastructure more important than your car?

By January 30, 2019 Articles
s your IT infrastructure more important than your car?

For many of us, our car is an essential part of everyday life. Whether we’re driving to a client’s premises or taking the kids to school, without our own car, things would take longer and be a whole lot less convenient.

There is, of course, a price for convenience, and it’s not just the cost of the car itself. Factor in insurance, MOT, servicing, tax (after all, we all want good quality roads to drive on – sorry, I jest!) and, of course, fuel. That’s a hefty investment for anyone, regardless of whether you drive a Kia or a Tesla.

What’s that got to do with IT?

Good question! Would you say your network and systems are more, or less, valuable to you than your car?

Think about the convenience of having all your business data just a few clicks away. Now think about the systems and processes that you use every day to run your business – could you work without them?

Think about the convenience of having all your business data just a few clicks away. Now think about the systems and processes that you use every day to run your business – could you work without them?

For most businesses, it’s their IT that helps them make things happen. Whether you’re an architect, engineer, solicitor or a charity, chances are that without IT, not a lot can get done. So, would you agree, it’s valuable? Possibly, dare I say, more valuable than your car?

Breakdowns

Perhaps you’re not completely on top of your servicing regime … there’s an odd light on the dashboard that you’ve been neglecting for a while … that is, until the car just won’t start and you can ignore it no longer.

Your IT is no different, but perhaps there’s no early warning system in your business, as you don’t have a light flashing at you continuously. A car breakdown is annoying and tiresome to resolve. The same goes for IT failure. We’re all looking for a fast, efficient and reliable service from our IT, but we don’t always lavish the same care and attention on it that our cars enjoy.

Prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure

Most of us ensure our cars are regularly serviced – it’s a no-brainer, why risk a breakdown that could take weeks to repair, when servicing could avoid all that hassle? And then there’s the cost. Neglected warning signs can quickly grow into major issues, with a big price tag to match.

Your IT is the same. Planning routine maintenance can avoid all the hassle and, more importantly, the cost of IT breakdowns.

If you’re worried you’re not giving your IT system the TLC it needs and you want to avoid the potential cost of a breakdown, get in touch today. Our friendly experts can guide you through how to plan and manage your systems, so they are just as well cared for as your car.