Business Continuity Planning & Managed IT Services: A Good Investment for Greater Milwaukee Businesses?

On May 22nd, 2014, posted in: Managed it by Comments Off on Business Continuity Planning & Managed IT Services: A Good Investment for Greater Milwaukee Businesses?

Over the next few weeks, Ontech Systems will be publishing a short series titled “The Top 5 Advantages of Managed IT Services” to educate Greater Milwaukee businesses on whether managed IT services are the right option for their specific IT needs.

Business continuityAs technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, business continuity (otherwise known as managed services) allows your business to effectively budget for fluctuating IT expenses and minimize technical issues through ongoing monitoring and maintenance of your network.

Rather than dealing with technical problems on an as-they-happen basis, business continuity planning allows you to be more effective in the workplace – focusing on sales, management, marketing and ultimately your bottom line.

Ontech Systems can help your greater Milwaukee business reduce your spending by keeping your systems up to date and avoiding downtime through our full spectrum of technology solutions.

If you’ve heard of managed services, but you’re still unclear what all the buzz is about, watch this short 2 minute video to find out how managed services can help your greater Milwaukee area business.

 

Here’s a quick snapshot of the topics we’ll cover in this series over the coming weeks:

The Top 5 Advantages of Managed IT Services

  1. Mobile Device Management (MDM) Made Easy
  2. Business Continuity Planning: More Than Your Data Could Be At Risk
  3. IT Support When You Need It Most
  4. Managed Services vs. In-House IT Management
  5. Evaluating the Value of a Reliable Network

This week, we’re kicking off this new series with one of the fastest growing areas of technology today – mobile devices.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Made Easy

Is Business Continuity Planning Effective There is no doubt mobile devices have increased productivity throughout the workplace. Smartphones and tablets provide employees with the power of a full desktop system at their fingertips – anytime, anywhere they need it.

But with this power, comes the necessity for management and control of these mobile devices. All too often, employees are unaware or oblivious to the damage that could be done with smartphones due to the large amount of sensitive company information they can store.

According to the IT professional community, Spiceworks, 60%+ small and midsize businesses have embraced a BYOD (bring your own device) policy. By contrast, just 16% of those businesses have instituted a formal policy for managing these mobile devices.

To address this vulnerability, many companies are implementing mobile device management (MDM) to secure, monitor, manage and support mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and notebook computers.

Mobile device management lowers business security risks and IT support costs by optimizing the functionality of mobile devices while securing and controlling the data and configuration settings for all mobile devices on a network.

Not sure mobile device management is a good fit for your business?

Have a look at some of the most common reasons Milwaukee area businesses are implementing MDM in their workplace and see if your business could benefit from the increased security and productivity MDM provides:

Management & Monitoring

  • Block, manage or remove apps on individual or groups of devices to ensure productivity
  • Find and track connected mobile devices in real-time
  • Audit information such as call logs, sent/received messages and apps that have been removed or installed
  • Manage over-the-air configuration of email, calendar, contacts Wi-Fi and VPN profiles

Security

  • Decommission mobile devices by removing company data
  • Backup/restore corporate data
  • Remotely locate, lock and wipe out sensitive company data from lost or stolen devices
  • Secure data between MDM servers and devices
  • Reduce the risk of mobile malware
  • Deploy real-time compliance rules

Cost Reductions

  • Reduced equipment costs
  • Get detailed mobile expense management for real-time data usage

Increased Productivity

  • Increase employee satisfaction and efficiency
  • Support, manage and monitor employees remotely
  • Message any number of devices simultaneously without associated charges
  • Separate personal and company data while maintaining full control of polices and device configurations

Ontech Systems provides end-to-end management for all your mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindle Fire Devices, Windows Phones and Blackberry smartphones.

Seamless Integration

We seamlessly integrate with your existing email platform (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office 365). As your full-service Greater Milwaukee area IT provider, our managed IT services cover a full spectrum of technology solutions, including remote monitoring and management of your networks, 24/7 service desk support for users, and business continuity solutions to ensure your company is prepared for any possible disruption.

Call us today at (262) 522-8560 or contact us online for immediate answers to any questions you have about our mobile device management services. We will show you the easiest and most affordable way to maintain your IT systems for top business performance.

Free Network Discovery

For an audit of your current network, infrastructure, server(s), PC’s, backup, security performance, reliability and a Q&A session with our Network Consultant, register for a Free Network Discovery.

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