5 Outsourcing Questions for Choosing Small Business IT Support

5 Outsourcing Questions for Choosing Small Business IT Support

One true fact is that no company in the second decade of the 21st Century does business without leveraging some type of technology. Hence, no company in this digital age doesn’t need IT support. When you’re getting your small business up and running, hiring a full-time IT professional, let alone a whole team of IT experts, is something that you probably can’t afford. Nevertheless, you cannot afford not to have

Forbes: Does Your MSP Have Your Back?

Forbes: Does Your MSP Have Your Back?

While small businesses, like their larger counterparts, need end-to-end services to keep them running smoothly—file sharing, software, and security as a service to cloud backups—less-experienced MSPs may simply be riding the cloud surge to keep their doors open. As the Forbes Technology Council notes: “…so many MSPs are newbies and/or are opportunistically hanging out where the action appears to be. It appears that the accent today is more on “provider” and

Outsourcing IT Functions Reduces Costs and Increases Productivity

Outsourcing IT Functions Reduces Costs and Increases Productivity

The  ‘Forbes Technology Council’  reminds business owners to ask the right questions before making their next IT purchase: Is that hardware, program or application “vital, a luxury or redundant?” Forbes: The under-capitalized SMB faces IT challenges In general, larger companies have the financial where-with-all to maintain an in-house IT department, leaving the under-capitalized SMB-owner in a “struggle to stay afloat” during a downturn.  “Lack of expertise” behind many IT expenditures

Tips for Maximizing A Managed Help Desk Service

Tips for Maximizing A Managed Help Desk Service

Technology is an essential component for most businesses today because of what it can help workers and business owners achieve. Ensuring that your team has the necessary resources for handling daily responsibilities will promote the achievement of set goals. A managed help desk service is part of the resources that will prove beneficial for entrepreneurs seeking IT support services. When you invest in technology, you need to identify competent individuals

CNBC: Small Businesses Get ‘Tech-Savvy’

CNBC: Small Businesses Get 'Tech-Savvy'

‘Costs’ are not the only obstacle keeping a lot of small-business owners from embracing new technologies—including outsourcing their IT services to a managed provider.  According to CNBC, the pushback also stems from the lack of time the SMB-owner has to allocate to technical issues. Yet, companies realize the critical need for new technologies to be competitive in the marketplace. “‘Even with cost and time being a factor, many small businesses