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Could IT Solutions Be Your “Elf on the Shelf” Throughout the Year?

Do you plan on having an Elf on the Shelf for your kids this year? The elf is a special scout sent by Santa to ensure kids behave just before the holidays. Every evening, he returns to Santa to give his full report before returning the next morning in a different spot.

You may just want to get an “elf” for your IT solutions as well! Security IT consultants work very similarly to the Elf on the Shelf concept. They’re watching your systems, ensuring they’re behaving, and reporting any issues back to Santa (you!). Here are just a few things your business could benefit from with our Elf-on-the-Shelf IT management approach year-round.

Cybersecurity: Your Elf Will Keep the Bad Guys Out

Just like the Elf on the Shelf, our cybersecurity services focus on watching, helping to keep the bad guys out. The number of cyberattacks continues to rise drastically year over year, and it’s more important than ever to have a solid strategy to keep your business, employees, and bottom line safe. No matter the size of your business, it can be a target.

Our Security Suite can help you develop a plan for your cybersecurity that covers all the bases, from prevention to recovery, should you be attacked. Some of the areas we can assist with include:

  • Network protection
  • Strong firewall solutions
  • VPN
  • Backup and disaster recovery
  • Anti-virus and anti-malware
  • Spam protection

We also assist with cybersecurity awareness training so your entire team can start working to become elves. Security Networks Training Services helps you develop a game plan for training tailored to your company’s needs and gaps, create material for your employees, and answer any cybersecurity-related questions your up-and-coming elves may have.

IT Support and Reporting: Handing the Report to Santa

Every day, the Elf on the Shelf keeps an eye on the kids and their behavior. Then, every evening, the Elf returns to Santa to hand in his report of the day. A good IT partner is just like that – always looking over your systems and handing over the reports you need to know to keep your business running smoothly.

Our managed IT services team assists with long-term planning, help-desk needs, IT support, tool integration, efficiency planning, and more. We understand how important IT is to your bottom line. It’s essential that things work as they should and you understand exactly what your system is doing at any given point in time.

VoIP: Blizzard on the Way? It Won’t Slow You Down

In Massachusetts, your business is likely no stranger to snow, ice, and everything else that comes with winter. Thanks to VoIP, though, you won’t have to slow down your efficiency, no matter what the season throws at you. Just like the Elf and Santa, you’ll be able to make those must-make communications, thanks to this approach.

Our VoIP solutions allow you to stay connected with clients, vendors, and partners year-round, even if you’re stuck at home due to a blizzard or choosing to work remotely. Some benefits to note:

  • VoIP can easily scale as your business changes or grows
  • Has all the critical components you need for communication
  • Customizable
  • Cost-effective

IT Infrastructure Support: If Disaster Strikes, Your Elf Is Ready

Whether due to an attack, natural disaster, or an employee mistake, disaster can strike your IT. Watching is definitely part of the approach, but simply sitting on the shelf is not enough should something happen. You need an action plan and an IT solutions team that helps you take steps in the event your IT infrastructure goes down.

If a blizzard hit tomorrow that damaged your IT infrastructure or a cyberattack got through to your network due to phishing, would you lose all that data for good? More than 80% of businesses actually don’t have a backup system in place. Backup and business continuity services ensure your critical systems, data, and information aren’t lost for good in one of these events. Our team helps you create a strategy for data protection, backups, disaster recovery, data loss, and encryption.

Clouds: Is It Time To Ride Your Sleigh Into Them?

Santa may use the clouds to hide from kids below, but you can use the cloud in your own work as well. The cloud helps you back up your data, and it also makes the information more accessible to your employees, even if they’re working from home or another location. This increases efficiency and productivity across the board, while giving you peace of mind when it comes to the protection of your most critical data.

Our cloud services help you every step of the way during your cloud migration and beyond. We assist with:

  • Reducing the costs of the migration and upkeep
  • Deployment
  • Scaling
  • Availability
  • Productivity
  • Performance
  • Speed
  • Vendor selection
  • Security
  • Maintenance
  • Monitoring
  • And more

Is It Time To Get Your Elf on the Shelf?

No matter what IT problems or concerns your Massachusetts business is facing, we’re here to assist. From managed IT services to the cloud, Secure Networks offers a wide array of services that help fill the gaps in your day-to-day business, backup, and data needs. We understand the importance of crafting a unique IT strategy that fits your unique company. If you’re curious about how we can assist you going forward, especially as your business grows, make sure to reach out to us and schedule an assessment to get started.