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The IT industry is an ever-evolving domain that introduces technological advancements almost every day. Its benefits range from streamlining business operations to updating maintenance management systems in order to minimise downtime and keep up with the market demands to boot.
As technology further becomes an integral part of business operations—with organisations from across different industries relying on IT infrastructure—the benefits of working with an IT maintenance service company cannot be stressed enough.
IT support and maintenance are essential in ensuring your hardware and software systems are running efficiently in order to boost productivity while lowering the risks of unexpected downtime.
One segment of IT maintenance is preventive maintenance, which is an application that helps organisations manage their preventive care of assets. Such assets can be anything from manufacturing equipment, medical equipment, software, and hardware to name a few.
A recent market report revealed that the global preventive maintenance software market is projected to grow exponentially with a CAGR of 10.9% in the forecast period 2020-2025. It is predicted to reach approximately 1.1 billion by 2025, up from the 721 million in 2019.
In a 2015 survey, when respondents were asked how well established their IT maintenance department is, only 6% said theirs were well established. This figure cites the need for outsourcing IT maintenance management services.
Businesses can save as much as 18% by investing in preventive maintenance. It means every dollar spent on it can save at least 5% on other expenses. Not only that, facilities implementing proper HVAC maintenance can reduce energy consumption by 15-20%.
On average, businesses spend 80% of their time addressing IT maintenance issues rather than preventing them. But, implementing effective maintenance strategies can reduce it by as much as 35-50%.
Regardless of your industry or the kind of business you run, it’s critical to ensure the smooth running of your equipment for continuous operations, without fearing any potential breakdown or significant downtime.
Investing in IT maintenance services is a practical business decision that can benefit you with high returns in the long run.
As a leading IT maintenance company in Singapore, A-ChieveMent Solution (S) provides you with the optimum technical support to keep your systems up to date with progress.
Immediate assistance via Remote Desktop Support with a turnaround of less than 30 minutes to resolve the issue.
A multi-vendor supplier programme, with a wide range of support levels to update your system and resolve issues—all in a single-point-of-contact.
Professional consultation with our board-certified and experienced engineers to help you further understand your IT challenges and business requirements.
A wide range of IT maintenance plans tailored to your IT requirements and budget—from full-fledged IT support to an extension of your in-house IT team.
Proper documentation and tracking of hardware/ software IT assets to optimise spending, support lifecycle management, and assist in strategic decision-making.
Proactive monitoring of your IT infrastructure to minimise risks of downtime and threats to security. We set alerts to notify us of issues so we can take immediate action.
A team of board-certified engineers, selected through the most stringent assessments and interviews, are available to assist you with your IT needs 24/7.
Assistance in the renewal or updating of licenses and warranties, so you don’t have to worry about an expiring software license and hardware warranties.
You may have read IT preventive maintenance a few times but may not be sure how it is different from other practices—predictive maintenance, to name one. Here’s a brief explanation.
The idea behind IT preventive routine maintenance is that by performing regular inspection, repair, and rebuild, you reduce the risks of that equipment failing. Think of it as having your car engine oil changed. While you have it replaced every 10,000 miles, you have your equipment serviced at regular intervals.
Now, whilst preventive maintenance is determined by the average or expected life cycle of the equipment, predictive maintenance is identified based on the condition of an asset. Going back to our car analogy, the latter would involve taking oil samples at regular intervals. But, instead of replacing the oil strictly every 10,000 miles, it will only be done when it’s already degrading beyond a certain point.
The impact that an appropriate IT maintenance plan can have on your products, services, and business operations overall is significant. While the two work differently, both are designed to increase the reliability of your assets and significantly reduce the possibilities of downtime.
ust as eating right, exercising, and undergoing checkups all play a role in maintaining good health, both preventive and predictive maintenance can play their part in your IT maintenance program.
The key here is to have a long-term view of your goals and develop a system of techniques that work best for your equipment—and this is where an IT maintenance service company comes in.
As an IT maintenance service provider in Singapore, ACM can help you devise an effective IT maintenance plan which more than giving you access to core features, and will allow you to maximise your resources, reduce downtime, and improve your bottomline.
Bug fixing involves searching for errors in code and correcting them, without affecting the rest of the functionalities of the software.
Detecting issues through testing and resolving them to boost system performance as well as preventing suspicious activities such as hacking.
Improvement in features, functionalities, and workflow to ensure that your software is compatible with the ever-changing market environment.
Using a software maintenance procedure, the outdated functions are removed and replaced with new developments to ensure they are up to date.
Managing hard drive space, scanning the system for errors, and defragmenting the hard drive on a regular basis can so to keep your system functioning efficiently.
Preventive hardware maintenance can prolong the life of your equipment. This can result in reduced costs, not to mention an improved bottom line.
A professional maintenance service is a practical approach to saving your business from unforeseen problems including data loss or hardware damage.
Conducting routine cleaning and maintenance not only improves the life of your hardware but also detects potential fire hazards such as damaged cords or blocked cooling fans.
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Software providers constantly release bug fixes, performance enhancements, security improvements, and other updates to keep up with compliance. Have the appropriate updates applied to your systems to maintain optimum levels of security and performance efficiency. Make sure that your virus and spam protections are kept up to date as well.
Whether your applications run independently on individual systems or within a shared environment, it’s imperative that they are maintained and consistently monitored. In most cases, there are tools dedicated to each component to ensure that they are always up and running.
Aside from tracking purposes, make sure to set up mirroring to reduce, if not completely eliminate the risk of downtime in case the primary source fails or is corrupted. This process basically copies data onto a backup to ensure that there’s no interruption in case of hardware failure and/or natural disasters.
The hassle of maintaining your IT systems is the main reason why you should outsource this aspect of your business.
Your IT maintenance service provider can offer you a comprehensive maintenance plan that will take care of all your IT needs from maintaining your IT system to protecting your data from malware and planning your maintenance with a complete checklist, to keeping your business software up-to-date.
The primary benefits of IT maintenance come down to reliability, efficiency, and maximising of assets.
There’s no denying that overseeing the overall IT maintenance of a facility and its operations is no easy feat. But, with the help of a third-party maintenance provider, you are guaranteed that your assets are in good repair, thus are less likely to break down and you will have less downtime over the course of their lifespan.
A 2015 study further outlined how much improvement is possible by having an IT support and maintenance plan in place.
As little as an hour of downtime can cause millions of loss in revenue for a large business. But, because issues are predicted in advance, downtime can be significantly reduced thus, preventing the loss of revenue.
Aside from reducing the potential of machine breakdowns, an IT maintenance program can also guarantee optimal operations, while improving the useful life of your equipment. Although initially expensive, this factor makes the IT maintenance cost worthwhile.
As equipment remains useful for longer, businesses can reduce their impact to the environment by producing less waste and consuming less natural resources. More than improving their bottom line, this initiative can also help meet their social responsibility goals.
Because IT maintenance is based on a schedule, it is performed before a potential breakdown occurs—which is all the more costly to repair. This cost-saving benefit is further emphasised on predictive maintenance in which tasks are only performed when necessary.
Operational downtimes not only impact output but also your employee morale. An IT maintenance program in place can minimise such instances, which has an overall benefit of improving product quality and increased customer satisfaction.
Much like deciding whether or not to outsource your IT maintenance, choosing a service provider is also a critical decision for any organisation thus shouldn’t be underestimated. After all, an IT maintenance provider can influence the overall workplace performance, its efficiency and productivity.
So, how do you make sure you’re hiring the most qualified provider and you’re getting the ideal IT maintenance contract? Look for these factors that determine the reliability of a potential IT service provider.
Whether you’re switching to a new provider or outsourcing IT services for the first time, it can be an overwhelming process that involves quite some risk. The transition means you’re giving someone control over your business, without the complete guarantee that it will be a success.
Therefore, the best way to ensure that the transition starts off on the right foot is to hire a qualified provider with a proven track record of success in the first place. A reliable IT company should be able to manage your expectations and develop a clear management plan, which discusses the potential issues that may arise and outlines their strategies on how to address them.
When you get a third-party IT maintenance provider, make sure that they are flexible and adaptable enough to meet your requirements. While in most cases IT companies have pre-determined programs, one that you can rely on is someone who can fine tune their services based on your needs so they can offer you the best service possible.
Often, this is where a single point-of-contact service comes in handy, which can ensure that all the equipment in your IT infrastructure is managed in one place. Your provider should be able to accommodate different contracts from different vendors and make them accessible to you through a centralised portal.
Your business is growing, but is your IT keeping up? Make sure you’re outsourcing your IT maintenance to a provider that can support your long-term growth.
It’s essential to engage a third-party provider that can scale at a fast pace and respond to new market changes as they happen. If your business is expanding into new markets, perhaps establishing a global presence, there’s more reason why you should enter into a partnership with a provider that can scale globally and deliver consistency in their service.
If these aren’t any indication, looking for an IT services provider can be a complicated affair. But, once you manage to find a partner that dedicates their time and effort to understand your business and it’s goals, everything will surely pay off.
ACM is a corporate IT solutions provider in Singapore that is comprised of a team of certified professionals specialising in delivering managed IT services for SMEs in Singapore. With more than a decade of industry experience, we take pride in having established credibility in the industry thus, the long-term relationships with our clients, partners, and our people.
With our technical excellence and commitment to deliver impeccable service, we strive to meet all your IT requirements through our wide range of services that include hardware/software maintenance support, outsourced helpdesk, remote assistance facilities, and data centre-hosted network system services.
The rewards of outsourcing your IT are three-fold, to say the least. When you outsource with ACM, you reduce the costs associated with hiring an employee such as training and benefits; you gain access to our exceptional skills; and more importantly, you can focus on your core competencies to improve your business.
For several years, ACM has partnered with clients across different industries. We have established strong relationships with them and one proof of that is our continued partnership with them. See what they have to say about us, our services and our commitment to our work.
“A-Chievement Solutions has been my firm’s IT Consultants since 2008.
They have been providing email hosting and website services which relieves me from having to worry about an important but troublesome part of my operations.
A-Chievement has been extremely responsive to all my firm’s needs, in particular the problems of growth from a staff of 3 or 4 to the current size of 7 (and occasionally 8) persons.
They can be contacted around the clock and will respond cheerfully whenever called on. They have always been able to resolve any difficulties that I or any of my colleagues have encountered with our computer’s problems. In particular, I often have difficulties with my laptop on oversea trips, and have on several occasions had to contact A-Chievement at unsocial hours, but they will always respond so long as they are awake.
I am pleased to recommend them to other users, particularly SMEs like mine, and will continue to use them so long as their present service remains at its current level of excellence.”
Director | Legal Industry
ACM has been our reliable IT maintenance/service provider for several years now. Their prompt and professional actions have been our uncompromising prerequisite for engaging their services time and again. Furthermore they provide sound and comprehensive solutions to our IT requirement …
Fitness & Beauty Industry
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the examplary service that Achievement Solutions has been providing our school with, since 2008.
Your prompt service to keep our computers up and running has been a great boon to our staff who use the computers regularly in their classroom activities.
We very much appreciate the friendly, patient & efficient service provided by not only you but your team of staff as well.
I look forward to your continued partnership in serving our school in years to come.
Supervisor, Education and Training Industry
We thought you might like to know that whatever you have done to Mr Chua’s laptop, it was good because he no longer experience the issue reported in the email below.
HR Manager, Shipping Industry
We would like to feedback to you that Guo Qiang from your company did a fantastic job in solving our IT problems. We are very pleased with his service and hope that he will be the one servicing us permanently in future.
Manager, Manufacturing Industry
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