5 ways your credit union can benefit from managed endpoint services
Effective management of your endpoints can help you centralize security and support to reduce your risk of vulnerabilities, and overall workstation and server downtime.
When managing your endpoints do you consider IT security, cost, operational efficiencies, data protection & proactive remediation? You can address all of these areas and more with Managed IT Services. The more you rely on digital tools to connect with members, plan schedules, keep records, process sales or whatever else you use it for, the more dealing with technology can seem like a full-time job. Celero takes on the responsibility of securing, monitoring and maintaining your technology so you can focus on your business.
Keep on reading to find out the top five reasons companies are choosing Managed IT services to protect their endpoints.
Stronger IT security
Businesses face more cyber threats than ever before. It’s hard to keep up as threats evolve — or be confident you’re protected. With a Managed IT arrangement, we can implement proven layered security processes and always up-to-date solutions to keep your business safe and compliant with data protection laws and regulations. Our approach can cover everything from endpoint protection for your devices to patch management for your applications, password management processes for your team, external vulnerability scanning and more.
When you don’t have a Managed IT arrangement with persistent monitoring, virus scanning, password refresh practices and clear security policies, you can be at risk of a data breach. The result can be damage to your reputation, lost time and revenue, regulatory fines and more.
Strategic budgeting and predictable costs
With managed services, you gain more control over your IT expenses. A cost structure tailored to your business billing means you can budget with confidence instead of incurring unexpected costs when something breaks down. Planned maintenance helps prevent those breakdowns in the first place, and with a partner managing your IT environment, your team can spend less time dealing with IT issues. We can also advise you on technologies to invest in to meet your business goals — so you can plan for those expenditures in advance.
Operational efficiency and business growth
With a Managed IT arrangement, we help ensure you get full value from the technologies you’ve invested in. That means maintaining peak performance of the hardware and software you already own, reducing or eliminating downtime, and strategizing on the tools and systems that will best serve your needs down the road. All of this helps you be more productive and efficient so you can grow your business however you choose.
If you only ever call for IT help when something stops working — what’s called a “break/fix” scenario — you lose the opportunity that comes with routine, proactive maintenance to get the best performance out of your equipment at all times. Beyond not getting the best return on your technology investment, this can also hamper your team’s productivity.
Data protection you can count on
Power outages, fires, floods, pandemics and other unexpected events can disrupt your business in the blink of an eye. To get back up and running as quickly as possible, you need a rigorous, well-designed data backup and protection plan. We can put in place business recovery measures that protect you against data loss even if something happens to your physical IT equipment
Without a robust backup solution in place, a sudden accident or turn of events can set your business back to square one — having to rebuild member files, redo time-consuming work and more, all at a high cost of time and effort.
A proactive approach
Ultimately, the Managed IT service approach is all about being proactive: anticipating problems instead of reacting to them and keeping your technology working at its best instead of waiting for it to break down. This brings you greater security, productivity and return on your technology investments — and also peace of mind.
Keep your organization up to date with protection before an attack takes place. Managed IT services consists of patching of OS and core business applications, Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR), performance tracking, life cycle management and more. All of which can help you focus on your core business needs and serving your members, rather than worrying about security and management of your technology.
Contact us to learn more about our Managed IT Services.
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