Do you remember a time in which a company could do business outside the boundaries of its city without having a website? Neither do we. The web has been an integral part of the business landscape for so long that it's hard to remember things being any other way.
With the rapid advancement of technologies such as cloud computing, massive unstructured databases, machine learning and network security, it is more difficult now than ever before to determine the "perfect" set of skills and qualifications that the ideal IT person should have.
One truth continues to remain for businesses regardless of generation; time is money. If the staff of a company continuously has to deal with periods in which intranet is inaccessible or incredibly slow, money is being wasted. It's likely that your businesses website resides on a shared hosting server.
The digital age has ushered in some amazing opportunities for small businesses to compete with global brands. However, along with all of the benefits that new technology has brought to the table for small and mid-sized businesses, there is now a general expectation among consumers that all businesses will be able to provide the modern conveniences that larger ones afford them.
Have you moved your business's IT operations to the cloud yet? If you haven't -- or you aren't even entirely sure what the cloud is -- never fear. You can always count on techies to invent confusing names for new technologies. In short, the cloud is how your business is going to shave up to 30 percent from its IT budget this year -- but migrating to the cloud doesn't just reduce IT expenses.
For many small businesses, Information Technology support isn't just a headache -- it's a complete nightmare. Few businesses have the funds to hire full-time IT staff, so they adopt a do-it-yourself attitude and dub a current employee "the computer guy.
We love fielding questions from clients; we truly appreciate them placing the amount of trust in our team that they do. As we’ve mentioned before trust and passion for our client's businesses are what set us apart from the competition. However, we one topic has been popping up frequently enough that we decided it would be helpful to dedicate an entire blog post to the subject.
Companies that have implemented cloud environments have been riding the wave of a revolutionary way of doing business. Allowing staff to access your network at all times helps streamline business, increases staff mobility and makes everyday tasks easier than ever before.
Head into your local coffee shop on any given weekday and you’re likely to see a significant percentage of folks working on their laptops while consuming their favorite caffeine-laced beverage. If you could take a survey of these individuals, there’s a strong chance that more than 70% of them would be working in some capacity.
Sometimes to champion an idea in the workplace, convincing the executive team of the best course of action is the hardest part of the process. It’s best to spell things out as clearly as possible, and for many of us working in small to medium (and even enterprise level) sized businesses, our bosses need information quickly and in the most salient format.