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4 Reasons Why Agriculture Businesses Need Managed IT
Advanced connectivity infrastructure is expected to cover 80% of the world’s rural areas by 2030, according to McKinsey & Company. Precision farming, smart farming, and digital farming all demand a solid internal infrastructure. IoT devices, including smart sensors, robotics and drones, positioning and location tracking, cloud computing, AI analytics, and cellular communication systems, generate big data, which can overwhelm aging IT systems. Consequently, agribusinesses need to routinely assess their IT infrastructures to ensure they are optimized for the advanced technologies of precision agriculture.
With industry-wide connectivity from IoT devices, the agri-food sector could increase $500 billion in additional value by 2030, according to McKinsey & Company. However, the increased production and quality of agricultural goods can be devastated by a downed server or expired software license. Downtime costs $5,600 per minute on average, reports Gartner, and an hour can amount to $140,000 to $540,000 depending on the organization. Save time and money through regular, proactive systems monitoring to maintain the health of your business’ IT infrastructure and guarantee system uptime and business continuity.
Dispersed across acres of fields, checking different crops and monitoring different IoT devices, agricultural employees cannot walk across the office and knock on the door of the IT department. Often widespread and remote, these workers need immediate access to big data and sensitive information in order to manage produce, which is directly impacted by weather and natural elements that wait for no human or lagging network connections. Agricultural employees require around-the-clock help desk and IT support so they can get the job done no matter the hour, no matter the IT request.
What NexusTek Can Do For Your Agribusiness
As an award-winning managed service provider, NexusTek delivers experienced IT consulting and IT services for agribusinesses across the U.S. We offer multiple fixed-fee Managed IT plans so that you can select the service that best meets the needs of your business. Here are the ways in which our dedicated IT supports your business: