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IT Network Consultants

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Most businesses approach the task of emergency preparedness with the mindset that they will wait for something to break, and then fix it. The problem with this philosophy is that systems that are down lead to wasted resources. Not only are employees left with nothing to do while they are on the clock, but anything that they were working on that was not saved before the outage will be lost. Business owners must therefore protect their investments by hiring IT network consultants to improve business preparedness. These consultants make recommendations and might even recommend a managed IT services firm to improve emergency readiness. Here are a few more ways that consultants will help with IT configuration improvement:

Do not Start Alone

Many times a company that does not have an IT configuration in place will hire IT network consultants to help them create a network. This is a wise plan, as consultants provide the expertise that the organization lacks internally, and will set up a new network with minimal errors. In the following months, the company will inevitably have questions about their new network and will typically keep the consultant on call so that he or she can assist the organization whenever problems arise.

Erasing the Transition of New Machines

Whether a company needs to replace outdated devices or wishes to expand its capabilities by acquiring new machines, IT network consultants can help with this transition. The most basic consulting services will call for the consulting professional to evaluate the customer’s needs and current network configuration, and then provide a list of new equipment that should be purchased. Other consultants go even further to help ease the transition as much as possible. These IT network consultants will submit a list of recommended devices to the customer and then, upon approval, handle the task of procuring these machines. They will even provide basic training for employees so that they will quickly be capable of handling the day-to-day troubleshooting and maintenance requirements.

Managed IT Services Help Improve Business’ Preparation

If IT network consultants evaluate the customer’s IT configuration and determine that it is vulnerable to attacks or outages, they will recommend managed services. A managed IT services firm will be able to provide services that are necessary to ensure continuity even during outage. This might entail backing up the data so that employees can resume where they left off following an outage, or running regular diagnostic reports to identify and address system vulnerabilities.

These are some of the ways that IT network consultants help an organization improve its IT configuration’s capabilities. In some cases, the company will be able to find a professional who can handle multiple aspects of the managed servers process. For instance, some managed IT services firms also perform IT consulting. Hiring a company that does both will eliminate the communication issues that are typically present when managing multiple services providers.

Integrated Computer Services, Inc. located in Glen Rock, NJ specializes in IT consulting and network support for businesses. ICS was established in 2002 offering an array of services for the SMB market including managed IT services, network installation and upgrade services, network security, ICS secure remote data backup, proactive network maintenance plans, network consulting services & more. ICS supports clients in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Somerset and Union Counties. Integrated Computer Services has accumulated over 20 years of experience with its team and strives to meet the growing needs of SMB market.