Oil and gas companies rely on their IT infrastructure to ensure dependable performance and to support business growth. The industry leverages a combination of software and hardware elements that only the most capable IT professionals can manage. IT ArchiTeks offers specialized, cybersecurity-focused solutions and an engaged support team to oversee all of the IT maintenance and management needs for your oil and gas company.
Why Oil & Gas Companies Need Managed IT Services
Oil and gas is a field that requires specialized skills. Your talent strategy should focus on core business activities that drive growth. For oil and gas companies, it makes sense to outsource managed IT services to a team that specializes exclusively in IT. Allow our experts to support, maintain, and secure your IT network so you can dedicate your time and attention on the day-to-day tasks that drive your business forward.
Here are a few ways partnering with a managed IT services provider can work to your advantage.
Manage IT Complexity
The oil and gas industry has especially complex needs when it comes to IT. Companies must find a way to integrate all of the technology surrounding exploration, extraction, and production activities in a network that’s not only easy to access and navigate, but also protected against cyberthreats. Managed IT services specialists are well-versed in finding the best solutions to fit each company’s specific needs. Our team will see to it that your network operates seamlessly as you focus on core priorities so you can pursue business endeavors uninterrupted.
Minimize Cybersecurity Risks
The oil and gas industry is a giant player within the global economy, and the integrity of its data is a matter of national security. Protecting the information within this critical infrastructure isn’t just about safeguarding your business’s finances or reputation; it’s a matter of safety for society.
Oil and gas companies rely heavily on technology and information systems for daily operations.
A cyberattack can have disastrous consequences, from economic losses to disruptions in operations, and even environmental damages. As an example, the cyberattack on the US oil and gas pipeline in 2021 led to a domino effect in which other industries were also affected, from jet fuel shortages to the panic buying of gasoline. A seemingly isolated incident led to flight delays and climbing gas prices, and there’s no way to predict what other complications could arise from future cyberattacks.
Indeed, oil and gas remains a prime target for cybercrime in the midst of geopolitical unrest. Companies within this sector must therefore implement the most foolproof and powerful measures to mitigate cybersecurity risks. It’s not enough to simply be prepared to act in the event of a data breach; rather, businesses in this sector must use a proactive approach that actively seeks and targets threats before they become issues.
Address Regulatory Challenges
Oil and gas is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. To avoid fines and penalties, companies must meet rigorous standards, including mandatory reporting for greenhouse gas emissions. Your ability to provide accurate and timely reports to the proper authorities hinges on a safe and secure IT network, where all of your data is stored. Lapses in security could have serious regulatory implications, including fines of up to $37,500 per day for failure to collect, report, or maintain the proper records.
Managed IT & Cybersecurity Solutions for Your Oil & Gas Company
While there are inherent complexities with IT management and security in oil and gas, they don’t have to be a challenge for your business. Turning to a managed IT services provider will allow your business to develop and maintain a strong and secure IT environment managed by experts.
IT ArchiTeks offers comprehensive IT management and cybersecurity services to keep your oil and gas company protected and running efficiently.
Our core IT management services include:
Because many oil and gas companies operate around the clock, our services are available 24×7 to support your teams when they need it most. Our experts can manage all of the hardware and software features of your IT ecosystem, from network devices to servers. While you can customize our services to meet the unique needs of your business, you can also choose among our most popular services, including:
- Help desk and support
- Software updates and patch management
- Security systems management (anti-virus, anti-malware, and others)
- File sharing management
- Disaster management, including data backup and recovery
- Online asset management
Allow us to empower your oil and gas company with managed IT services and cybersecurity solutions that will drive safety, efficiency, and compliance. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your company become more secure.