As an entrepreneur, your number one goal should be to pave way for business growth. However, there aren’t enough hours in a day to do it all — strategizing, developing ideas, incorporating technology, and troubleshooting never-ending issues.

With that said, when it comes to technological troubles, it’s only prudent to enlist support from IT professionals that can help you with hardware/software upgrades, ransomware protection, and securing private information.

This is especially true for small-scale businesses and startups that cannot afford to have a separate IT department along with HR, marketing, production, and finance.

Do I Need IT Support?

Not only do IT support services maximize your chances of success, but they also identify loopholes in your security systems. The ultimate goal is to safeguard your firm against ever-evolving and escalating digital threats.

According to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses, almost two-thirds of all small business owners have suffered a loss due to cybercrime. What’s more alarming is the fact that almost 90% of these businesses had taken in-house measures to protect themselves from such attacks. Irrespective of your business size, IT support services are an indisputable part of modern businesses.

How Can IT Support Services Help Me? 

Here are the two  significant ways how a professional IT support service can help provide resilience when dealing online (which is almost always the case).

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware attacks are escalating day by day and pose to be a major disruption for businesses all around.

Experts have pointed out a 148% increase in ransomware attacks amidst the work-from-home culture during the pandemic. As more and more people shifted to remote work and accessed their company’s applications from personal devices, hackers took the opportunity and evolved.

If you want to avoid becoming another ransomware statistic, an IT support team can help your firm become proactive rather than reactive.

Having a dual line of defense against malicious hackers will help you save tons of money. Don’t believe me? Well, the average extortion fee requested in 2020 was $200,000!! That’s some crazy ransom amount that could set you back a major loss.

In not-so-dire cases, you could lose approx. 2 working days (on average) when your cyber security is compromised.

Software Upgrades

In order to stay on top of the game, you must always take help from the newest technologies i.e., software upgrades. Not only does an IT support team have vast knowledge and experience to identify the best software for your company, but it can also provide ongoing support to keep it updated too.

As a result, all major and minor software glitches are ironed out before you could lose a dime.

Takeaway

In a nutshell, any investment incurred in hiring an IT support team will quickly surpass the benefits and profits your firm will reap out of it, and that in a short amount of time. So, go ahead and protect your critical data that is the lifeline of your business.