Small and medium-sized business owners have different challenges than large firms. Security, however, isn’t one of them. Organizations of all sizes are vulnerable to cyberattacks and other security lapses. For SMB’s, the risks can even exceed that of enterprises: 60% close within six months of a major data breach. Yet, a majority of small business […]
How to Seamlessly Onboard Outsourced IT Management
The overarching goal of any managed service provider (MSP) is to update a client’s assets, mitigate threats and vulnerabilities, and identify inefficiencies in need of upgrading or removal. The advantages of choosing an outside partner are many: Controlling costs Adding predictability Rapid adoption of new technologies In this instance, the major benefit is also an […]
Dell vs HP vs Lenovo: Which is Right for SMBs?
The big three PC makers are offering a wider array of options then ever, but which is right for your company? Information technology can do amazing things. It boosts productivity, enhances collaboration, even powers fully remote workforces… as long as everything is working, that is. IT downtime is incredibly costly. The average outage costs $5,600 […]
What’s the Best Outsourced IT Management Pricing Structure for SMBs?
Even the best resourced companies occasionally need outside assistance to manage their technology needs, and more and more companies are opting to outsource virtually all of their IT support to managed service providers. Finding an optimal pricing structure to achieve their IT goals with an outsourced partner generally comes down to four factors: Company Size […]
What Problems are SMBs Running Into While Employees Work From Home?
When the current health crisis hit, many small and medium-sized businesses were taken by surprise. Some had already been experimenting with remote work on a limited basis and are now faced with the challenge of ramping up those initiatives to cover the rest of their workforce. Others hadn’t even begun to consider the ramifications and […]
Mac or PC: Which is Better Suited to SMBs in 2020?
It’s a debate that has been raging for decades. Of the two major computing options available, Windows PCs and Apple’s Macintosh line, which is superior? For home users, it’s a question that usually comes down to personal preference and past experience, and, if they aren’t satisfied with their choice, switching for their next system isn’t […]
How Should a SMB Budget for IT?
Consider your current and future needs — and keep an eye on the competition — when allocating tech resources Setting strategic and efficient budgets is a top priority for businesses of all sizes and types, but for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), it’s an even greater concern. When resources are limited, every dollar has to […]