Reasons You need an IT Partner

5 Reasons Why Having an IT Partner is Important

Ask yourself, what is the goal of my job and position as a business leader? Where does IT monitoring factor into your answer? It doesn’t, and it doesn’t for your non-IT employees either. As a business owner and mentor, you need an IT partner on your side, and it does not have to break the bank. Having an IT partner is critical to your business’ success, but you just may not know it yet. Explore the five main reasons why having an IT partner is important.

1. Your business can cut expenses

An in-house IT team can be pricey and pay-by-occurrence solutions can quickly smother your company’s budget. Nothing is predictable when you run a business, especially when technology is concerned, but your IT can be. An IT partner does not charge by individual services, but it delivers constant support and maintenance for a low, predictable rate. If something happens, you will not have to fear a large bill. Business owners and the IT departments that support them do not have to stress about technology; the partner takes on the responsibilities and supports your business can focus on the operations that make money instead waste it.

2. Your IT partner creates a personalized business strategy

There is no one-size-fits-all technology model, but too many businesses rely on large, blanket systems because they do not feel as if they have access to affordable tools and resources to carefully tailor a unique IT strategy. An IT partner reviews your business’s unique needs, future goals and concerns, and strategically devises the best IT plan for you and your business, not anyone else’s.

3. Risk is low and security is high

Your business reduces threats by eliminating the risk for intrusions and data loss. Customers, clients, vendors and partners are not likely to do business with a company that has an unreliable safety, security and plan for data recovery. Your IT partner ensures your business has firewall and network infrastructures, e-mail and web-based attack prevention, backup and disaster recovery services, and 24/7 system monitoring.

4. Business receives 100% attention

When your business collaborates with an IT partner, your company is not just another number. Your IT partner provides 1-on-1 support, security and monitoring. An IT partner addresses your business’s needs and concerns swiftly and without compromising the current flow of daily operations.

5. Productivity increases

The smallest changes can dramatically increase employee productivity. When your employees can focus on their jobs and maintain constant communication, domestically, internationally, and remotely, without worrying about IT problems and security challenges, productivity soars. When your employees are working, they can meet more clients, close more deals and reach out to more prospects, all of which result in more money flowing within the business.

 

Sports events in Boston

The Boston Sports Scene

Boston is the ideal city for touring historical sites, getting good food, and especially for catching a sporting event. The city is well-known for housing World Series Champs, the Red Sox, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Beantown has something for everyone, from running, to lacrosse to hockey and basketball. We may be technology people, but we’re into the local sports scene! If you’re looking for a getaway to catch your favorite games, check out all the upcoming sporting events in Boston:

Boston Bruins Hockey

Fans of the ice will love watching the 5 time NHL Stanley Cup champs fight for the pennant at the TD Garden. The Bruins are well respected in the hockey world, and were the first team to be awarded a franchise in the NHL back in 1924. For a list of 2015 home games at the TD Garden, visit www.boston.worldweb.com/Events/SportingEvents/

The Boston Marathon

For runners who love going the distance, but may not have qualified, come down and cheer on the racers of one of the oldest marathon events. The Boston Marathon is the most prestigious marathon in the world, attracting celebrities and the globe’s most elite runners. Watch the city come alive on Patriot’s Day, April 20, 2015 for the 119th running of the race, and get more info at boston.marathon2015.com

Boston Celtics Basketball

The Boston Celtics have some of the country’s most loyal basketball fans. That could be partly because they’ve won 17 world championships, including a record-setting 8 in a row between the years of 1959-1966. Check out their 2015 schedule at www.nba.com/celtics/schedule

Boston Red Sox Baseball

Since they’ve overcome the “Curse of the Bambino”, the Red Sox are drawing more fans to Fenway Park than ever. Bring the kids for a great day of fun with the Green Monster, but don’t get caught with a Yankees shirt on! To buy tickets to a 2015 game and find out how spring training is going, visit boston.redsox.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=bos

Head of the Charles Regatta

If you’re into boats, you’ll want to see the world’s largest two-day rowing event that thousands flock to watch in the Charles River. Since 1965, this regatta has been popular, and includes over fifty-five racing events on October 17-18, 2015. For more about the event, visit www.hocr.org/about-hocr/

New England Revolution Soccer

As America finally increases their interest in soccer, catching up the rest of the world, fans are visiting Gillette Stadium in droves to see the New England Revolution. This Major League Soccer franchise’s 2015 schedule is available at www.revolutionsoccer.net/schedule

Boston Blazers Lacrosse

Lacrosse fans must check out the Boston Blazers. The professional lacrosse team for New England share the TD Garden with the Bruins and Celtics so they are destined for greatness.

For 2015 tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com/Boston-Blazers-tickets/artist/821857#!

The Harlem Globetrotters

For a lighthearted and fun night out of basketball, bring the whole family to see the Harlem Globetrotters. For over 50 years this team has been delighting fans of all ages. On March 28, 2015 they’ll be at the TD Garden. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets, visit http://boston.eventful.com/events/harlem-globetrotters-/E0-001-079775755-9@2015032819