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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

With Preventative IT, You Save Tons of Capital

With Preventative IT, You Save Tons of Capital

As a small business, we’re sure you want to improve your profit margin so that you can offer more exciting and innovative services or products. One way that many businesses bleed capital is through their IT expenses. While it might make sense on paper to address technology challenges only when they present themselves, the truth is the exact opposite.

In reality, you want to address technology problems well before they surface, as the costs of waiting for them to materialize can snowball out of control, and fast. Rather than taking a reactive approach to your IT maintenance, we recommend you take the following proactive measures today to prevent downtime and save some capital in the process.

Patch and Update Your Systems

Your infrastructure consists of software and hardware, both of which need to be regularly updated to prevent potential issues. Software should be patched to keep security breaches as far away from your business as possible. At the same time, hardware should be upgraded to prevent a hardware failure from causing absurd amounts of downtime. MSPs like Preferred are trained to handle both of these tasks, and in cases that don’t involve hardware issues, we can even do them remotely.

Remote Monitoring and Management

In situations where we are not on-premises to keep an eye on your systems, we can still be there in spirit, so to speak, by remotely monitoring and managing them. It’s simple; hardware will showcase symptoms of an impending failure long before it actually kicks the bucket. If these can be detected and addressed before the failure, you avoid the fallout and keep operations running unimpeded. 

Perform Routine Maintenance According to a Schedule

Your business’ IT infrastructure should have a routine maintenance schedule where its many bits and pieces are examined regularly. If you build a schedule like this and stick to it, the chances of experiencing a hardware failure or major downtime incident drop considerably. Granted, we know that you might not have all the time in the world to do this, but we sure do, and we want to help you proactively monitor your technology through a maintenance schedule.

Get Started with Proactive Maintenance Today

Every day you’re waiting for your technology to break down is another day you risk spending considerable time and capital recovering from a hardware failure. Don’t let your technology take you by surprise; plan for its inevitable failure by working with Preferred. We can help you implement a plan of action that starts well before your IT experiences issues. To learn more, call us today at 708-781-7110.

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