This is a call to action for all my business owner’s or president’s or whatever other higher up decision maker name’s there are that you may carry. DO YOU HAVE A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN? I mean, a really, really, good one? If you had to think about that for more than 1.4 seconds, chances are you probably don’t. If you’re over the arbitrary time limit I just set, pay attention to the next two case studies and then I’ll tell you why we are great at what we do.
Once upon a time, we had a website hosting client. They decided to leave for another company, completely OK and, while we hate to lose a customer, that’s the reality of doing business. Anyway, some years and about 4 IT guys later, they noticed that their website was no longer functional or live. They thought OK, let’s give the domain registration company a call. This is where the disaster begins to unfold. Upon calling, they were told that they had failed to re-register and pay for their domain name but could do so that day if they took care of the fees. Whhhew, dodged a bullet right? WRONG! They did not have the security information that the original IT guy set up and had no way of finding or contacting him. They would not make changes or accept payments without that code word. Long story short, they called us but at that point it was too late for them. They lost their domain, spent thousands on a new site, and all the marketing materials they had for years were rendered useless.
We picked up a packing/shipping company whom was responsible for a large amount of distribution throughout the country. Upon initial visits, we asked what is the one thing that, if it went down, would halt business completely. They informed us it was a large printer that processed and tracked all of the orders and output for the entire facility. They spoke about the machine going down once or twice a year and it costing them $20-30 thousand each time. Our very next question: “How much does one of those printers cost?” The answer: “About $20 thousand.” So our planning suggestion was not to investigate what causes the printer going down, but to just buy an exact replica. That saves about $40 thousand a year. Three days of downtime turned into only about 3 hours and thousands of dollars saved.
How We Help:
So these are nice stories, right? You’re probably thinking why do I care? Well, I’ll fill you in. Upon choosing us as your outsourced IT provider, we will come in and map everything out. Everything that has an IP address and will be managed by us, we will document with all the information you will need i.e. circuit ID’s, actual IP addresses, etc.. Then we work with you to get all passwords for any log-in as well as work with service providers when you have issues. We are your one throat to choke. We streamline everything so you worry about what you do best, your business.
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