Providers of IT support in Irvine usually offer backup services as part of disaster recovery plans. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can have access to these services when the need arises.
However, many SMEs still try to solve problems on their own because they think that’s more cost-effective. They don’t prioritize backups, so they implement a backup plan by themselves instead of outsourcing to a third-party provider. They don’t realize that many challenges can come up, a few of which are:
Businesses are subject to various compliance requirements that differ depending on the region and industry. A US-based company processing EU data is subject to GDPR on top of existing federal regulations. Or a financial institution — like an insurance company — that also handles medical information is subject to HIPAA.
Failure to comply is costly. There are fines and penalties to pay, especially after a data breach. But SMEs don’t have the legal expertise to sort through all regulations or the technical expertise to create a backup plan that takes into consideration all applicable regulations. A more practical solution is to avail backup plan services offered by managed service providers (MSPs) that have both the legal and technical knowledge necessary for regulatory compliance.
It’s easy to underestimate the amount of data being processed by businesses on a daily basis. Sometimes, it becomes clear just how much data they have only when backups have to be made. But many SMEs don’t have the capacity to store large volumes of data. They don’t have their own data centers, and investing in one (let alone several) is out of budget.
An alternative is to store the data in the cloud, which many IT support providers in Irvine offer. SMEs can subscribe to the services they need to gain access to the cloud. The chosen MSP will manage the cloud and take care of everything else on their end.
SMEs should be able to scale up without affecting performance. So, if a startup lands a big client, it should have the capacity to accommodate the increase in demand. But, it’s hard to be scalable on a limited budget. SMEs can’t just buy new equipment or hire people at a moment’s notice.
But one thing they can do right away is to work with an MSP, which already has the solutions and the staff to scale up the business at any given time.
So what are you waiting for? We, at Technijian, a leading provider of IT support solutions in Irvine, will be happy to help you. Organizations located in Orange County can also reach out to us for cutting-edge IT services. Contact us now for more information.