Information technology is critical to operations for most companies and has the power to catapult growth when utilized effectively. When things aren’t going well with IT, powerful business tools can quickly become frustrating and expensive roadblocks to achieving business objectives.
Through extensive conversations with many executives about their IT situations, some common themes have emerged. Here is why business owners struggle with managing IT, and what you should do about it.
1) Too Little Time… Too Many Priorities…
Small business owners perform several tasks that can take up time on their daily schedule. As a business owner, you know you have an IT department, but you may not fully understand what it does. You’d like to be more involved, but you’ve got enough on your plate – so you rely on your team to make IT-related decisions. And since you’re not in the trenches, you’re not always sure where your budget is going.
2) IT is FOREVER CHANGING!
Technology is changing at a rapid speed, unlike any other industry. IT specialists have to put a lot of effort into staying updated, which seems to be close to impossible. As mentioned above, being a small business owner, you have a great deal of task on your plate and keeping up with rapid updates isn’t easy. JENLOR’s IT professionals are update to date on the latest technology and could greatly help you and your company out.
What are the benefits of hiring JENLOR for your IT needs:
The right IT investment could increase:
- Network Uptime
- Staff Productivity
- Operational Efficiency
- Profit Margins
Short- and Long-Term Needs of a Business Owner
JENLOR is a partner who can make sense of your IT department. We fill the advisory role through our IT consulting services. We can identify what you have now, what you need, and what it looks like from a budget perspective. We’re not an IT project company – we’re a forward-thinking IT partner that understands the big picture of IT impacts for HR, finances, and basic day-to-day operations.
Partnering to Fill the Gaps in Your IT
JENLOR isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” boxed solution. We determine with our True Network Evaluation what’s working, what isn’t and fill in the gaps. We supplement your current system and make sure all the parts, new and existing work seamlessly.
Solve Your IT Issues with a Partner that Fits
Whatever your current situation, JENLOR can help take your IT structure to the next level. So you can take your business there, too! Contact us today to schedule an initial conversation.
Are you currently using Windows 7? Did you know that after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs or desktops running Windows 7?
What is End of Life?
End of life is the phrase that Microsoft uses to identify the period when the company will no longer support an operating system or application. This means that on January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will move on from Windows 7 never updating or patching security issues again. This usually means that bots, worms and hackers will try to infiltrate and do as much damage as they can. Windows 7 will be vulnerable in a short period of time.
How many people are still using Windows 7?
You might be surprised to learn that Windows 10 only recently became the most popular Window version in the world at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, taking the crown from Windows 7. At that time, Windows 10 captured 39% of market share, compared to 37% for Windows 7, according to Net Applications. To put that into perspective, there are more than 1 billion Windows users around the world. We anticipate hundreds of millions of people are going to be affected by this change.
What does this mean for your business?
JENLOR works directly with businesses to inventory computer work stations in an effort to keep companies safe. Cyber security is something that should be taken seriously and without the proper knowledge and experience, you could be putting your business at risk.
There are two ways JENLOR can help you:
- Upgrade the operating system to Windows 10.
- We recommend that if your operating system is under 3 years old, to buy the software and upgrade to Windows 10.
- Buy a new computer system.
- If your computers are greater than 3 years old, we recommend your computers be upgraded. Based on your business needs, we can upgrade your computers in waves or all at once.
Contact us today to setup a free consultation to begin to make steps towards a secure computer work station beyond January 14, 2020.