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Prevention or Cure. Which do you go for?

When it comes to our decision process, some of us look at the short term problems and some of us at the long term. There is nothing wrong at each scenario. Here we look at the differences for you to decide what action to consider.

We will take our focus away from IT and to real life scenarios for a moment. When it comes to our homes one of the biggest risks is the kitchen. We have the possibly of a fire from food we make to a towel near the gas. Most of you will have smoke alarms so that we are alerted to an incident before it gets any worse. On many occasions, we hear our smoke alarms sound very quickly, but it's a false alarm. At other times, they help save our homes and most importantly our family members. Here we didn't cure a problem, we prevented it from getting worse.

Another scenario is we lock our cars and homes to protect our family members. Why? This is to stop children opening the car doors as we are driving from one location to another. In the home, we don't want out children to run outside or open the door to strangers. We have protected our family members and you could say we prevented a number of incidents occurring.

image of a child in a car seat

A final example is the prevention of illness. From the time a child is born, they have a number of injections to stop disease later in life. This health check we provide for our family is there to prevent them getting ill so they can enjoy more of their time.

We could add more examples, but now is a good time to say how this blog post relates to your IT systems. As with the third example on illness we look after the health of our family, but how much consideration do we give towards the health of your IT systems? This can be related to the performance of our computers, the delays we may experience accessing shared files, prevention of viruses on across our network and managing updates.

image of an IT health check

At Birak IT, we offer a health check of your IT so that you are provided an insight in what is working well and where there are areas for improvement. With this information you could save money preventing incidents from occurring, rather than losing time not working and lost revenues. Would you rather prevent an incident or cure it later? Please let us know your thoughts by email or call us on 01489 290 001 to discuss your requirements.

This post was brought to you by Baldeep on 19 Jul 2017.

Baldeep started the company knowing that IT doesn't have to be your frustration. Baldeep continued developing his skillset and has multiple accreditations to his name including his degree, Microsoft Certifications, ITIL and VMware Data Center Virtualization Certification. He is always learning to move IT forward for your business.

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