Busted! Don’t Believe These Information Technology Myths!

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Any business connected online through various technologies faces the possibility of security threats, cyber-attacks, or critical issues at any time of the day. This means these businesses must stay constantly vigilant should an emergency occur. Luckily they don’t need to handle these issues alone. Hiring an IT consulting service can take away this burden by addressing your business needs and providing you with excellent IT expertise.

However, there are misconceptions surrounding this service as many do not understand how it works. Believing in these myths emanating from the internet can severely hamper your business. To help you separate facts from fiction, FT Solutions has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about information technology.

Myth 1: Apple computers cannot get viruses
While it is less common than with Microsoft Windows computers, Apple computers can still get infected by malware (short for malicious software), including viruses. Macs prevent the unauthorized execution of software. While PCs will try to run any program they’re asked to, even if it’s dangerous, Macs tend to block them, thereby limiting any damage. That said, malware and unwanted pop-up windows can also happen in Mac OS more frequently than you may think. At FT Solutions, we guide your environment to be protected without compromising your computer speed and data.

Myth 2: One backup is enough
While large companies tend to use more than one method to back up their systems, smaller companies often do not, and this can be a grave error. Backing up your system is one of those items on the checklist that, once it’s done, is ticked off and forgotten about. But really, you should be performing multiple backups and storing them in various locations. A single external hard drive at the same premises as your primary system does not really cut it as a reliable backup.

FT Solutions offer you a backup to the cloud as an obvious solution and consider saving another hard copy to different, secure premises. After all, if you don’t have all your eggs in one basket, they’re less likely to crack!

Myth 3: IT systems don’t need ongoing maintenance or monitoring
Most of us wouldn’t let our cars go unserviced for too long. We know the importance of regular check-ups. The same goes for IT systems. They are dynamic, complex and need their cogs tightened regularly to ensure they operate at maximum efficiency.

Just as cars need their engine, brakes, and gearboxes looked at, IT systems require the following addressed, at least weekly:

a. Security patch application

b. Anti-virus software updates and monitoring

c. Firewall updates and monitoring

d. Backup monitoring

e. Hardware monitoring

f. Optimization of systems for maximum speed

Our goal is to focus on your business, guide you, and protect your business against any technical disaster.

If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths like these, reach out to FT Solutions. As one of the best IT service companies in Miami, Florida, we provide you with exceptional IT solutions at competitive pricing that can help you modernize your business and get better support for your organization. Our services include IT consulting, CCTV, support, and 3D virtual tours. We serve clients across Hialeah, Miami, Doral, Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, and the surrounding areas.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about information technology, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.