Computers and software have become vital to an accountant’s business, but they also come
with plenty of risks. As an accountant, you’re expected to know numbers and how to handle
finances, budgets, and taxes, but you shouldn’t be expected to know how to manage I.T. With
all of the risk involved in utilizing technology for your accounting business, it’s important to have
a Managed Services Provider (MSP) on your side.
According to the latest IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report, 2021 had the highest average cost
from data breaches in 17 years. As an accountant, you simply cannot afford not only the cost of
a data breach but also what it means for your clients. Your clients share personal and sensitive
information with you and that information cannot fall into the wrong hands. A strong I.T. strategy
with monitoring and maintenance is key, and an MSP, like Technikel Solutions, can help you to
build and implement this strategy.
Aside from the need for security and a safe place to host your clients’ information and data, here
are a few other reasons why accountants need managed I.T. services.
You Want To Be More Productive
Technology, such as cloud services, VoIP, Microsoft Office 365, strategic planning, and more, can help to increase your productivity if implemented and managed properly. An MSP will be able to assist with strategic planning, training, and implementation of these services to get you working smarter, not harder.
You Like Saving Money
You’re an accountant, so we’re pretty sure you like saving money. Bringing on an MSP can save you money in the long run by preventing threats from causing damage to your systems, productivity, and business. Avoid costly replacements and repairs by hiring an MSP to manage it all for you.
You Don’t Want To Research & Implement New Technologies Yourself
It can be overwhelming to research new technology, understand how it could benefit your business, and implement it. An MSP, like Technikel Solutions, is happy to handle that for you. We are experts in our field and can save you tons of time and headaches when it comes to your I.T. strategy.
You Want Your Network To Be Monitored 24/7
Security threats or even natural disasters can occur at any time, not just during work hours. An MSP offers 24/7 monitoring of your network in order to keep data safe and secure, no matter the time of day.
You Need Your Data Backed Up
Should you ever run into an issue with your I.T. systems or you need to switch accounting software, it’s important to have your data backed up elsewhere. An MSP will ensure that your data is regularly backed up and accessible in your time of need.
Managed I.T. Services from a reputable provider, such as Technikel Solutions, are necessary for accountants and accounting firms. Your data, client information, and all of your hard work will be safe with Technikel Solutions on your side. If you’re interested in learning more about our service for accountants, contact us or get started with a free I.T. Health Check.