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What Are the Five Most Frequent IT Problems?

Learn the five most common issues that may occur in your business’s systems and how you can avoid them

Your company is dependent on the smooth operations of your computers and network in order to keep everything running smoothly. One issue in any part of the system can lead to slowdowns and lost productivity. That’s why it is important to identify the most common issues that can slow down your systems. Here’s a look at the five most frequently IT problems and how to solve them. 

1). Lack of internal security measures

Computer hacks and other digital security breaches and lead to a major loss of income as well as major damage to the image of the company. In many cases, these issues are caused by internal security lapses that are easily preventable. Here’s a look at the three most common causes of interneral security breaches. 

  • Weak passwords
  • Phishing attacks
  • Unauthorized access to information

Stranger passwords, two-factor authentication and IT security training can help prevent internal security breaches from slowing down or damaging operations. 

2). New technology integration

Every year, your business will likely need to integrate new software or systems in order to stay efficient. That means having the right IT team ready to integrate the systems and train the team. Sadly, too many companies are not properly prepared to handle system upgrades. Having the IT properly schedule a rollout of the system upgrade and integration can help smooth out the process. 

3).  Outdated equipment or software

You don’t want your business to fall behind. However, this is exactly what happens when you are working with old systems and equipment. It is important that management communicates with the IT department to determine when systems should be upgraded. 

4). Data loss 

One data loss incident can cost a company tens of thousands of dollars. There a number of events can cause data loss: 

  • Power outage
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Cyber attack
  • Human error

A properly trained IT team will have a plan in place that can help prevent data loss from taking place. Additionally, the IT team can have a plan in place to quickly recover any lost data. These data loss contingency plans can utilize the following tools: 

  • Cloud services
  • Backup servers
  • External storage

5). Lacking a permanent solution to chronic IT issues 

It is common for companies to suffer from chronic IT issues that can slow down everyone’s day. Some recurring IT issues can include loss of wi-fi services, weak wi-fi signal, crashing computers, slow cloud services, and more. Instead of simply addressing the issue when it occurs, an IT team should seek out the root cause of the issue and implement a permanent fix.

NortheastTel Provides On-Demand IT Services For Businesses Large and Small 

Prevent IT issues from slowing down your business.  At NortheastTel, we provide on-demand IT services for businesses of all sizes. Our IT can help prevent common IT issues and keep your systems operating at peak capacity.  Contact us today to learn more about our on-demand IT services. 

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