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Managed IT for Manufacturing In Indiana

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Whether you operate a large manufacturing company or a small production line, making sure the technology you have in place works when you need it is crucial. That means staying on top of routine maintenance, implementing the latest upgrades, and taking protective measures to keep your data safe. As a business owner, tackling these tasks on your own can feel daunting, but we're here to help. Read on to discover five benefits of managed IT for manufacturing businesses and learn how you can find the perfect IT solution for your organization.


What Are Managed IT Solutions?


Managed IT solutions are flexible services that external managed services providers offer to businesses that want to outsource IT tasks. While many businesses today have in-house IT staff, working with a managed services provider allows them to reduce the workload of their employees while improving their IT systems. Managed IT solutions can include a wide variety of processes depending on what each business needs. Here are some of the most common types of services included in a comprehensive managed IT solutions plan:

  • Hardware maintenance and monitoring.
  • Network automation.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Network infrastructure maintenance and monitoring.
  • IT help and support.
  • Cloud infrastructure management and configuration.
  • Software and application management and monitoring.

5 Benefits of Managed IT for Manufacturing Businesses

Whether you're looking to reduce your internal IT team's workload or ensure your system is being monitored 24/7, you'll find that partnering with a managed service provider to outsource IT tasks offers plenty of perks. Here are a few ways manufacturing businesses can benefit from having managed IT solutions:


Streamlined Technology Implementation


As technology advances, the systems your manufacturing business has in place need routine upgrades so you can remain competitive. However, staying informed about how often you should implement new technology, which options are the best, and what you should budget for these changes requires a lot of work. Partnering with a managed service provider ensures you always get the right technology and updates at the right time. At Golden Tech, we streamline the implementation process, so our manufacturing clients are always equipped with the latest upgrades to meet the changing demands of the industry.


Improved Cybersecurity and Risk Management


Using digital platforms like cloud storage, IoT devices, and other smart solutions is a great way to improve communication, increase productivity, and provide your team with remote access to their work. However, storing important files and data on these digital platforms increases risks. Manufacturing clients often have highly valuable data in their records, which makes them susceptible to attacks by cybercriminals.


By working with a trusted managed service provider, you can improve your cybersecurity efforts and protect your data. Let the experts run routine tests to identify potential weak points in your system, assess your risk level, and provide continuous updates to ensure your data is safe.


Reduced Downtime


While no business owner wants to delay productivity, downtime is a serious issue in the manufacturing industry, where time really is money. That's why it's critical to ensure all of your digital platforms, software, hardware, and smart solutions are operating at full capacity.


Managed IT solutions cover all the routine maintenance and updates required by your system to perform at its best. This means you won't have to pause production simply because one of your programs is overdue for an upgrade. At Golden Tech, we make sure our manufacturing clients always have access to the most up-to-date technology so they can focus on meeting their deadlines and improving productivity.


Predictable IT Costs


Keeping up with the latest technology can be expensive, but working with a managed service provider like Golden Tech can save you money and help you plan for future upgrades. When we develop managed IT solutions for our clients, we collaborate with them to create plans that work with their available resources and budget.


The costs associated with your IT infrastructure management depend on several factors, including the size of your organization, the industry you work in, and the types of customers or markets you serve. By carefully analyzing your business' unique needs, we can customize successful IT implementation plans that scale with your business. This allows us to predict expenses and help you plan for the future.


Accessible Expertise


Outsourcing your business' IT services to a knowledgeable managed service provider means you'll have an entire team of technology experts supporting your organization. They can help troubleshoot an issue with your hardware onsite or virtually discuss options for improving your cloud storage system. A provider gives you access to experienced professionals ready to get the job done right.


Managed IT solutions provide you with the flexibility to work with a wide variety of technology specialists, so you always have the resources and support you need. This means you can resolve IT issues quickly instead of trying to find or hire a new team member with a specific skill set.


Why Work With Golden Tech?


At Golden Tech, we're proud to offer managed IT solutions and support to business owners in a wide variety of industries throughout Northern Indiana, Michiana, and Chicagoland. Whether your company manufactures consumer goods, industrial equipment, or medical products, our team of experts can help you maintain your network and develop an IT plan that reduces operating costs. We'll also give you an advantage over your competition through consistent access to the latest technology for improving productivity and performance.


As technology continues to evolve, it's important to have a knowledgeable IT partner on your side who knows the manufacturing industry inside and out. We're confident that we can provide you with a whole suite of managed IT solutions that meet your business needs.


Do you have questions about what types of managed IT solutions are available for your manufacturing business? Let our team of experts at Golden Tech help. Send us a message online or give us a call at 219-462-7200. Whether you're looking for a fully managed IT solution to improve your organization or you need emergency IT services to recover important data, we're here to help. Let us develop an action plan that's just right for your business.

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how Does Golden Complete work?

Always have a plan. 

The need for strategic IT planning cannot be overstated. The type of planning we do for our clients is essential to wise spending, functionality and efficiency. Our CTO will dig deep into your network, identify complexities and provide you with a plan that encompasses all of the technology used in your business. This road map is engineered around your current and future needs, along with our insight into emerging technologies. 

This type of road mapping starts with high-level discussion and produces a clear path forward, the ability to budget for IT and avoids ongoing interruptions to your operations. 

Never take your eye off the ball

Implementing the road map begins with setting up our remote monitoring and maintenance tools on your network. Golden Tech will monitor for server performance, storage capacity, network availability and a general health overview of your network. Maintenance is the practice of applying regular updates, malware prevention patches and best practices alignment to our Golden Standards. When something on the network is not working, we fix it, notify you if need be, all for a set cost per month.

We listen & learn

Golden Complete clients have instant access to our help desk technicians who are friendly and capable. We will set up a portal to submit and view ticket progress. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

To get out ahead of IT issues, our Golden Complete clients receive on-site visits from Network Administrators. These Net Admins are experienced Golden technicians who will work on aligning your network to our list of over 500 best practices. These visits are proactive, the purpose of the Net Admin is to get out in front of as many issues as possible. These small changes all add up to proactive improvements in order to avoid larger problems.

Out of sight - Out of mind

The combined effect of a well-engineered road map, remote monitoring & maintenance and alignment to best practices is technology that works all day every day. The Golden Complete managed services approach helps our clients avoid surprise expenses, unplanned downtime and IT frustration. 

The Past is the Past -
The Old Way

The prevailing attitude in small-to-medium-sized business has been to address IT issues in the middle of an emergency. Businesses turned to an IT company to re-actively come in and fix problems as they occurred. This is a sure-fire way to ensure extended downtime, mismatched equipment, non-compliance and band-aid fixes. 

Even if you have your own IT staff on site, crucial, proactive planning and consistent monitoring often ends up getting put on the back burner because of day to day demands. Under Golden Tech’s Fully Managed IT Solution, Golden Complete, the IT road map, monitoring & maintenance and alignment to best practices are never neglected. Our focus is IT, so your focus can remain on your business.

better to be safe than sorry

Eighty percent of unplanned outages are due to ill-planned changes made by well intentioned  employees.

IT performance is directly connected to revenue. The better your technology behaves, the better your employees produce. It seems a simple formula, but when the wrong people and processes are managing your technology, you are not set up for success.

According to a Gartner study,  in the next three years it is expected that 80 percent of mission-critical outages will be directly caused by mismanagement, poor planning, and failed processes. Technology has moved beyond the ability of all but the most certified of employees.

Downtime is always going to cost a business money - how much depends on the plan to get back online. 

80%

planning & proactive practices can reduce downtime by up to 80-percent

how does golden tech reduce downtime?

We pride ourselves on our tailored service and solutions. That’s why we put time-tested, well-researched, and field proven best practices and procedures in place to put an end to unplanned downtime.

Actively monitoring each device on your network means we can see a problem – and resolve it-- before it turns into downtime. Proactive maintenance creates a healthy network that is up-to-date and secure.

Golden Tech Network Administrators regularly visit, audit and align your technology in a way that wards off incidents. We check for failing devices and network issues. We keep your network up-to-date and running smooth – because a well-designed and implemented network can reduce downtime by up to 80 percent.

Mark Bealin SearchLab Chicago

"We recommend Golden Tech to every client..."

Golden Tech is one of the best IT partners we have been able to find in the Midwest. We partnered with Golden Tech to be our dedicated IT partner a year ago. Since then, the clients of ours who took up their service has seen a dramatic decrease in downtime and email / server related issues. We recommend Golden Tech to every client of ours who are looking for IT solutions.

Mark Bealin  //  Managing Partner // SearchLab Chicago Inc.

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