January 5th, 2018 by William Wentowski
With 2018 upon us, we recommend taking a look at your IT system. Ideally, you should have a regular assessment of your network completed every year. BTS Technologies offers a comprehensive review, where we check network performance, carrier bills, required updates, circuit utilization, and system design. Our analytics also determine whether you could switch to a cheaper contract or if you are hitting your subscription limits.
Due to last year's cyber-attacks, we recommend focusing on weak links in your network protections. This can be a missing firewall, a cheap antivirus solution, or even outdated and unsecured systems running XP or similar operating systems. Sometimes we forget about old equipment in the back of the server room. We call these orphaned systems or rogue machines and they can be found in places like conference rooms, next to your printer, security rooms, or even at a long-term employee’s desk. If they’re connected to your network, they post a risk. In addition, you’re still paying for these devices, while getting minimal use or benefits for your money. By identifying old equipment, we can help you reduce IT costs, while improving security and efficiency across the network.
All of our customers benefit from a regular network audit. If you can’t remember the last time someone took a careful look at the performance and costs of your IT systems, then it’s time to contact BTS Technologies.