There aren’t a lot of “ancient technologies” that still feel relevant today. But you’re likely to experience one of the very few in the next couple of days.
Who doesn’t like a good fireworks show?
A little bit of history.
Originally developed by the Chinese, fireworks have been around for about 1,000 years. Here in the states, our forefathers celebrated by lighting up the sky on July 8, 1776, less than a week after we declared our independence.
Since then, fireworks have been an important part of Independence Day. It’s hard to imagine the Fourth without them.
The science behind the sparkle.
One of the fascinating things about fireworks is how they actually work. Some serious pyrotechnics and (believe it or not) geology goes into creating those colorful displays.
The pyrotechnics make sense. “Fire” is right there in the name. If you’re even nominally safety-minded, it’s easy to see the need for caution. You’ve got a bunch of small explosives. It’s not a good time to start playing with matches.
The geology, however, is lesser known. Different minerals burn in different hues. By combining, layering and timing the detonation of various ingredients, technicians can craft intricate, dazzling, multi-color displays.
That’s what it takes to make a fireworks show a success. There are well-known (even obvious) concerns combined with specialized challenges that requires legit experts.
Kind of like managed IT services. (Bet you didn’t see that coming.)
Firing up your business.
Ready for some shocking stats? Three out of four small business owners believe technology, like their IT network, is an important part of their business’s success. At the same time, a little over half of small business owners think their current technology is getting in the way of their success.
Basically, technology can be an advantage, but for a lot of SMB leaders it isn’t. The easiest way to make your company an exception to the rule is to team up with a managed IT services partner.
Managed IT services providers take care of your company’s network on two levels.
1. The obvious stuff.
There are some fairly obvious things your network needs. There’s routine maintenance, updates, upgrades, and basic day-to-day security. These are the very same tasks you likely take care of for your personal PC. It just takes more time and effort to look after an entire network.
When you partner with a managed IT services provider, you get back a significant chunk of time and better overall support.
2. The stuff you wouldn’t think about.
There’s a more complex side to managed IT services, too. Proactive, round-the-clock monitoring can save you all kinds of headaches.
The easiest time to deal with network issues is before they impact your business. But there’s no DIY approach to this kind of support. Either you hire dedicated IT staff, or you enlist the help of outsourced managed IT services experts.
Additionally, there are advanced security protocols, strategies for streamlining processes, and even opportunities for employee education. All of these are invaluable perks of working with a managed IT services partner.
Light that fuse.
If you’re ready to do something spectacular with your IT support, the pros at Hill Country Tech Guys are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how our managed IT services can take your business to the next level.
And from our family to yours, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!