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Time To Upgrade Your Computer Network? Here Are 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Do…

It’s that time of year again when most practices are  preparing the budget for hardware purchases to lighten the current year’s tax burden. One of the things many tax-savvy practices do is purchase new office and computer equipment that will be needed within the next few months NOW so they can deduct the expense on the current year’s taxes (double-check with your tax advisor to be sure this applies to you!). But if you’re planning to upgrade your server, here are three things you might want to look into before making any decisions:  Before you upgrade…Look at all your options.

  1. Cloud Computing.Cloud technologies are far beyond “hype.” They offer real, tangible benefits to your practice, including improved disaster recovery and backup, easier access to data remotely, reduced IT complexities, fewer problems and, in many cases, a cost savings because you don’t have to buy a server and keep it in your office closet anymore. Cloud is definitely not a right fit for everyone, but you should at least consider this as one of your options.
  2. HaaS.In case you haven’t heard enough acronyms in the IT industry, let me give you one more: HaaS, or “hardware as a service.” Simply, HaaS is an option to “rent” hardware on a low monthly basis instead of purchasing it outright. This eliminates the hefty cash drain for a network upgrade and allows you to pay for hardware as a service. It also puts the burden of repair and replacement on the shoulders of your IT company (us) to keep your equipment up and running. You do end up paying more in the long run (as you would if you leased a car or bought a house on payments), but the ease on cash flow makes this a better option for some people.
  3. Backup and disaster recovery.  Cloud computing will help you in defining a quick simple solution for backing up your data and recovering your data so you can continue to see patients in the event of an emergency.

Absolutely The BEST Way To Save A Lot Of Money On IT Services And Support While Upgrading Your Network

Before you upgradeAll computer networks (even new ones!) need regular ongoing maintenance to keep them running problem-free. With our service plans, you’ll not only enjoy faster and more reliable production from your computer network, but you’ll gain incredible peace of mind knowing that your network and the data it holds are safe from loss, corruption, downtime, viruses, hackers, spyware and a host of other problems.

 

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