Monitoring your company’s server is critical to the smooth day-to-day operations of your business as well as maintaining satisfied clients. Unfortunately, some companies only casually observe daily issues involving the server, often allowing small, correctable problems to develop into major ones. Outsourcing server monitoring, which can be completed remotely with the help of advanced software programs, will save you money and the hassle of dealing with unexpected server outages. Continuous, remote monitoring of your server ensures your system stays up to date with updates and backups, and will alert you to any issues of concern before they become a crisis for your entire organization.
Four Ways Server Monitoring Can Save You Money
Server monitoring plans are generally available on a low cost, monthly subscription model. Automated software keeps track of your server 24/7, 365 days of the year and provides the following benefits which translate into financial savings:
1. Prevents small issues from becoming larger ones. When the automated software utilized with remote server monitoring detects any required updates, backups, irregularities and/or failures on your server, automated scripts immediately get to work to initiate the required action which may include correcting common problems or errors remotely. Simple fixes of this nature help prevent larger issues from developing and require no help from your IT personnel.
2. Advance warning regarding necessary hardware upgrades. Eventually there comes a time when all hardware will need to be upgraded, but advance warning can mean the difference between unplanned downtime and a seamless server experience. Remote monitoring lets you know when processor usage is on the rise, when your hard disk space is running low and more.
3. Increased security. Continuous monitoring of your system’s firewall and immediate installation of important security patches significantly reduces the chances of your system going down as a result of hackers. Spam relay attempts will also be reduced, freeing up the capacity of your server for the work you intended it to complete. Reduced down time translates into happier clients.
4. Increased productivity of your IT employees. From the quick initial setup and beyond, your IT professionals will appreciate the extra time gained by not having to deal with simple fixes that can be completed remotely, or crisis situations that come up when servers are not monitored continuously. When the automated software does detect an issue that requires attention, notifications will be immediately sent to the designated person at your company or to the company providing the monitoring service, depending on your preference.
Monitoring Packages at a Surprisingly Low Monthly Cost
With server monitoring packages starting as low as $50/month offered through Great Lakes Computer, you’ll quickly appreciate the savings and increased productivity that a high functioning server provides to both your employees and/or your clients. Clients who are provided a seamless hosting experience are highly likely to recommend you to other companies. Great Lakes Computer can also help your organization reduce expenses through IT help desk support, managed print services, backup and recovery plans and more. Contact one of our experts today to find out how we can benefit your business.