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

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