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Tax Season Is Coming! Are Your Servers Prepared?

August 22, 2019

If January through April 15th is tax season, then pre-tax season stretches from right now until the beginning of January, and tax companies should be doing everything they can to make sure they're ready to cruise through the spring. As more and more businesses inevitably participate in the global shift of taxation going digital—as stated by Forbes—tax companies are starting to realize that server downtime is absolutely unacceptable during tax season. Read the checklist below to ensure that your company's servers are set up to maximize uptime and minimize IT hassle this tax season:

Being on Top of Server Maintenance Plans

You can think of servers like you do about cars. You wouldn't want to wait till your car tire is completely out of air or your tank completely out of gas before servicing it, would you? Similarly, servers need regular and proactive servicing according to their maintenance plan to operate optimally during busy times. By updating servers, installing patches, and running diagnostics, you are ensuring your servers are performing at top speed and productivity for tax season.

Having 24/7/365 IT Help from Professionals Who Are Familiar with Tax Programs

Regular management and maintenance of your servers can help identify what exactly went wrong and help professionals quickly recover and repair lost/damaged data. Server failure is not a fun experience, and, the worst of such experiences can be avoided by having a team of experienced IT professionals who are familiar with different tax programs. Our team at Alura can help implement the best practices for your IT systems and servers in order to be proactive about server maintenance and staying on top of IT issues. This allows systems and servers to be repaired before clients ever have the opportunity to realize there was an issue. At Alura, we also have experience dealing with and resolving catastrophic data loss/damage, which is why we are happy to provide our Arcus data backup service.

Getting the Best Data Backups Solutions

Sometimes servers still go awry—despite the server maintenance plan being followed to the tee and the proactive measures of your dedicated IT team. In this case, it is can be a lifesaver to have efficient data backup plans to cushion the blow of server failure. As more data and files pile onto your servers and devices during tax season, your business will need a reliable solution for disaster protection and recovery. That's where our Arcus solution comes in. The Arcus solution uses a hybrid cloud, on-site data backup solution that stores all data on a backup disaster recovery (BDR) device for immediate recovery, but it is also stored in the cloud for a disaster scenario. We take pride in being able to offer you these efficient solutions, in case worst really does come to worst for your servers and systems.

Would you like more information on why carefully managing data center operations is critical to the success of your company? Reach out to Alura at 844-558-7200 to find out more about how our data center management services can benefit your business. Don't forget to check our most recent blog posts for other useful ways to make your IT systems function as optimally as they can. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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