How IT Services Are Like a Holiday Feast

IT services Thanksgiving feast illustration with a plate with mashed potatoes, turkey, peas and cranberry sauce.With Thanksgiving coming up some, many of us are looking forward to gathering with loved ones and enjoying plenty of delicious food. Although everyone has their own traditions, preparing a Thanksgiving feast usually involves cooking various kinds of cuisine, such as turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and so on.

A holiday get-together where the host only served one type of food (e.g., solely potatoes or just ham) would seem strange, and most of us would find the meal lacking. A feast needs an array of different dishes that complement each other to be balanced, filling and nourishing.

In that way, preparing a holiday meal and IT services are similar. Just as Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t feel adequate for many of us if yams were the only fare available, your approach to IT isn’t complete without a few essential main dishes.

Whether you cook them up at home/in-house or get them from a third-party provider like Stratosphere Networks, your IT services plate isn’t full without servings of each of these essential provisions.

Comprehensive Cybersecurity Solutions and Services

With the data breach epidemic still going strong and hackers coming up with new ways to infiltrate private networks every day, it’s never been more important to maintain an up-to-date, thorough IT security strategy and road map.

In the first half of 2019 alone, there were 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches that exposed 4.1 billion records, according to Norton by Symantec. That’s a 54 percent increase compared to the first six months of the previous year.

That’s more than enough reason to ensure your business gets extra helpings of cybersecurity solutions and services, which can include the following vital tools and products:

Visit our Managed Cybersecurity Solutions page for more information.

Proactive and High-Quality IT Support

Top-notch IT support is a must if you want to keep your company running smoothly. To optimize operations, be sure to get a serving of the following:

For more details, please visit our Chicago IT Support and Managed IT Services page.

Solutions to Empower Your In-House IT Team

If you have an in-house IT team, their plate is probably already overflowing as they scramble to tackle daily tasks in addition to keeping up with evolving technologies and the rapidly changing cybersecurity threat landscape. Make life easier for your internal IT staff with tools like these:

Our Empowered Internal IT page has additional information, if you’re interested in learning more.

Expert Advisory Services

In the realm of IT solutions and services, many businesses no longer trust direct sales reps and instead rely on recommendations and word-of-mouth. There are so many products and services on the market these days in areas like cloud-based solutions that finding the right one for your company in a cost-effective and timely way is nearly impossible without expert guidance.

Trusted advisor services make the shopping around process significantly easier by giving you access to tech experts who can offer objective assessments of various IT solution providers that they have experience with. These advisors can offer insight into a range of topics, such as cloud solutions, cybersecurity, and digital transformation, among many others.

Go to our Trusted Advisor Model page if you’d like to learn more.

Ultimately, just like you need a medley of main dishes and sides to produce a delicious holiday feast, your IT services require a mix of these categories to be effective in supporting your organization’s operations and helping you achieve your goals.

If you have any questions and/or would like more information about managed IT services, don’t hesitate to contact the Stratosphere Networks team by calling 877-599-3999 or emailing

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