Did you know managed services can get your business the help you need, even with the tightest budget? Small businesses that are watching their money closely should consider managed services to alleviate some common worries like competition, systems breaking down, data disasters, and more.
The cloud often seems as if it’s something that’s meant more for large companies. But the benefits of cloud services for small businesses might be even more disruptive than for bigger organizations. Consider these common reasons for migrating to the cloud:
Improved productivity: Moving to the cloud means employees can work anytime, anywhere.
Technology drives business. Whereas once IT was a function of business, it now increasingly IS the business.
This is definitely the case for many smaller firms, where adoption and mixing together different web services represents the core of a firm’s service offerings.
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Predictions for the New Year are as common as eggnog and holiday parties in December. With so many voices and opinions from bloggers, experts and others, it’s easy to become overwhelmed—especially if you are a small or medium-sized business looking for the best opportunities for 2018.
In this blog, we sift through the noise and provide a few business and buyer trend predictions that we believe are relevant and most likely to have an impact on SMBs in 2018.
1.Optimizing Business Processes.
The demands on SMB networks have never been greater. The explosion in mobility demand and cloud computing is impacting enterprises of all sizes, including SMB’s. And these changes are necessitating that SMBs refresh their network infrastructure for digital transformation (DX). While SMBs have employed wired and wireless connectivity for some time, many are using network infrastructure that was designed for a simpler time- when wireless connectivity was nice to have, but not necessarily mission-critical.
When is the last time you made a major personal purchase, like a car? How much time did you spend researching options before you finally made your decision? Turns out, most people spend 15 hours actively researching before buying a car. And once you buy it, you spend more money on gas, oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance.
Not so many years ago, paying your bills to service providers were usually on 30-day terms. Today that is becoming less and less the case, as service providers are moving to a “pay now” model. This new model is primarily driven by two fundamental changes in the way business is being done.