Why Does a Business Switch Managed Service Providers (MSPs)? Here’s a Hint

1. **Cost Considerations**: The primary factor leading businesses to consider changing their MSP is cost. Many businesses view technology as a cost center, essential for planning, implementing, and supporting technology needs but not directly tied to revenue generation.   2. **The Tipping Point**: An event or situation may arise that pushes the business to its limits,…

Changing Your MSP, Now’s the Time

December and January are the perfect months for changing Managed Service Providers (MSPs). During this time of year, many businesses are busy setting goals for the new year. This is the time to ask yourself if you’re getting the most out of your current MSP. If the answer is maybe or no were not, then…

The Cost of Inaction to Your Business 

We all know that inaction can have disastrous results, acting on any issue, big or small, is an important part of life or business that can help us to avoid many pitfalls. The cost of not doing something can be far higher than expected and in many cases far more damaging than acting.   The consequences…

7 Tips for Reducing Technology Downtime

Technology downtime is a major source of revenue loss in the business world. Here are seven ways to reduce the risk of downtime and ensure that your business is prepared for any digital emergency.   1. Have a Disaster Recovery Plan: Making sure that there is a plan in place to remain in operation and have…

The MSP & The Quickly Changing World of Technology 

The world of tech is rapidly evolving. As technology moves forward, businesses of all sizes are turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) like EPK Solutions to help them keep up.  EPK Solutions can provide a full range of IT services that can be tailored to fit the individual needs of any business. We provide services…

Top 10 Security Training Program Tips 

In the digital age, security training is not just essential; it’s a business imperative. To safeguard your organization from breaches or cyber threats, your team must be well-versed with robust cybersecurity principles. Here are the top 10 components of an effective security training program.  1. **Awareness of Potential Threats**: You and your staff need to…

Your 5 Year Plan

While Information Technology (IT) has become a cornerstone of most businesses today, it also represents a sizeable investment. That’s why it’s vital to take strategic steps to optimize this investment for maximum returns. Here’s how:  Firstly, think strategically about your hardware and software purchases. Deploying technology for the sake of having the newest and shiniest…

MSP versus Solopreneur

When it comes to assessing IT operations and aligning business infrastructure, a common decision is choosing between employing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or sticking to a single hand – a ‘solopreneur’. While both have their merits, they also pose specific challenges that may not necessarily suit your business model.  An individual handling your business…

4 Benefits of Using an MSP:

An MSP as a proactive solution. When an MSP operates effectively, it will help to prevent technical issues before they happen. It constantly monitors IT elements like hardware, applications, security, technology trends, and the internet and can notify you (if desired) when there’s an issue. The MSP may recommend a series of upgrades to your…

Does Your Current IT Provider Stack Up?

Does Your Current IT Provider Stack Up? Take this quiz to find out! How can you tell if you are receiving poor or substandard service? How do you know if your IT company or computer tech is doing everything possible to secure your network and prevent expensive disasters? If your technician does NOT score a “yes”…