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For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), building an information technology (IT) infrastructure can be a daunting task. Most SMBs have limited resources and a lack of expertise on-hand to implement the complex and ever-changing technologies that are needed to keep up in today's fast-paced business environments. Fortunately, cloud service offerings are available that can specifically help SMBs accomplish their IT-related goals. Here are a few of the cloud services developed for SMBs to manage your growing business.
As technology becomes increasingly more vital to a wide variety of businesses spanning across industries, organizations rely on IT to stay competitive in today’s market. Computer hardware, software, and networking are critical to the daily operation of offices around the world. If you need proof of this, just ask yourself how much work is done in your office when your systems are down? More importantly, how much money does a downed network cost you?
When it comes to IT for businesses, downtime means money is lost. So, it makes fiscal sense to mitigate technology breakdowns. Unfortunately, most companies choose to be reactive when it comes to their IT management, rather than being proactive. By its nature, a reactive approach responds to issues after the fact, once the damage already is done. Imagine if you took the opposite approach: instead of waiting for a tech problem to rear its ugly head, your IT provider constantly monitors and assesses your environment, looking to prevent problems from happening in the first place.
No matter your industry, network connectivity and information technology are almost certainly important to your business. Unfortunately, managing IT internally is often an unnecessary and costly burden. Consider moving to managed IT, where you’ll gain a new competitive edge.
Access to Unbeatable Expertise
Regardless of your business' industry, IT always needs to be managed. Most small businesses can’t afford to hire designated IT staff to manage technology, resulting in a hodge-podge of users clicking through help forums to find solutions to problems as they come up. Even mid-sized businesses will be stuck with IT generalists, responsible for a wide variety of technology issues. The dedicated specialist that comes with Managed IT, on the other hand, will be well-informed about even uncommon issues—no more scrambling to keep up with the latest technology. With Managed IT, you get all the benefits of having a team of experts without having to carry the cost on your own.
As technology advances, so too does the sophistication and prevalence of cyber threats to companies around the world. A recent study by Webroot found that many businesses aren’t prepared to combat cyberattacks, particularly small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
It can be easy for already overstretched SMBs to focus on immediate concerns or overlook the need to address the security of their technology. However, it is dangerous to think that your business is too small or your annual revenues aren’t significant enough to attract hackers. Not addressing the security of your technology makes you an easy target for professional and novice hackers alike, leaving your company more vulnerable to a cyberattack.
Whether you have a dedicated IT staff or outsource your IT needs to a managed service provider, review this checklist to make sure your network and confidential business data is as secure as possible.
• Integrated BYOD Practices – Your “Bring Your Own Device” strategy should include secure wireless connectivity, remote wipe services, and remote device management software to keep your business data (and your employees) safe.
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