What Are Managed IT Services?

A company may use a network managing service to manage their networking needs. These services are provided by Managed IT Services. This type of service will offer network managing that may include a message center, private network, firewall monitoring, plus more. These services are usually managed outside of the actual location of the network system. Their other function is to insure security to the networking system. This article will give an explanation of what some of these services are.

One feature that a Managed IT Services may offer is a health check for the networking system. This service will check the strengths and weaknesses within the system. This service is often conducted by the senior member within the management company. The consultant may check such things as the how the server performs, what hardware would best be suited for the business, review of the IT risk management, protection and security plus other features to help the system run better.

A feature referred to as dawn patrol, may also be offered through Managed IT Services. This feature keeps watch over the overall network system and looks for and detects problems that may arise. It looks at such things as the server and security before the start of the business day, to prevent downtime due to system malfunctions. If there should be any problem, it can be fixed before the work day begins, usually. Some of the items in which the dawn patrol possibly looks at are the hardware, problems … Read More

What Good is Networking If You Can’t Measure the Results?

Although the full complexity of your network may not be apparent even to you, the results of a good referral networking system are measurable.

If you’re expecting to find a direct, immediate correlation between your networking activities and the dollars you harvest as a result, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. It’s not like cold calling, where you can check off 500 phone numbers and see that you talked to 50 people and closed 7 sales and that 493 of your calls were a huge waste of your time. It’s not like sending out 1,000 mailers and getting just three of them back, which gives you a hard number (exactly three-tenths of one percent) but pretty wimpy results (exactly three-tenths of one percent). If your goal is immediate results, no matter how poor, these alternatives may be right up your alley. Mass advertising? Sure, it works, but even that traditional method can’t tell you exactly how many customers came into your store as a result of the enormous sum of money you spent.

The returns you receive through networking are like the apples you pick from an orchard you started from a single seed. You don’t expect anything the first year, or even the second or third. But in the fourth year that tree will not only bear fruit, it will spread the seeds that ultimately become a whole grove of apple trees. With networking, the time scale is not that daunting; it may not take years to … Read More