A few weeks ago, I heard about someone who had their Google account getting frozen.
Turns out he let his Google drive account exceed his storage limit.
And instead of just paying the $2 a month to upgrade his storage, he kept putting it off.
Which meant “bye-bye” to his email...
As well as access to other important information he needed for things like paying bills, password resets, and his favorite email newsletters.
So, he was asked why he hadn’t upgraded it sooner.
I knew it wasn’t because of the money because it was just a few bucks.
And the bottom line was this…
He said it simply wasn’t a priority at that moment in time.
It was so far down his ‘to-do list’, that the only way this was going to become a priority for him was if Google switched off his account.
Which is exactly what they did a few weeks later.
But by then it was too late because he’d lost some important emails while his account was blocked.
And in fairness to Google, they’d been sending him notifications for at least a month before they cut him off.
But he just ignored them.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I see the exact same thing happening with many small business owners.
You might think ignoring things like systems notifications, or software updates won’t cause any problems.
And I totally get that.
You’re busy and you’ve got a ton of other urgent priorities that need dealing with.
But the reality of not maintaining things like system updates can lead to catastrophic consequences for businesses.
Like stolen proprietary data, or viruses that completely block your systems and lead to downtime or a hardware failure.
But here’s the good news…
You don’t need to worry about your IT systems and security.
There’s a much better way to make sure all your IT needs are taken care of.
You can enlist the help of a dedicated team of experts that remove any guesswork when it comes to keeping your systems up to date and secure.
So, if you’re ready to eliminate any security risks and avoid business disruption, then it’s time to speak with an ITSM and IT Policy expert that can do all this magic stuff without you having to lift a finger. Someone who can broker for the right MSP with the technical and industry expertise for your IT and security needs.
Be on the lookout in a couple of days for another post related to IT Woes. In the meantime, I would love to hear your stories, thoughts, and opinions about IT Woes here. I have been known to gift Hive tokens to my favorite comments.
P.S. If you didn’t get a chance to read my recent eBook ‘You’re Not Immune to IT Woes: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms’, here’s the link. There’s loads more great advice in here about what you need to protect your business.