Small and medium-sized businesses comprise about 99% of all businesses in the United States. SMBs also claim 47.5% of all United States employees according to a 2018 study. There have been many disruptive IT trends over the last two decades. These disruptions have influenced the operations of SMBs with some of them presenting growth opportunities. New IT trends emerge almost every single day. As a result, SMB leaders have to make informed decisions when taking on them.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most SMBs have had to adopt a remote working arrangement. This has been successful for most SMBs so far, to the surprise of many. Most SMBs thus intend to maintain this model even after the pandemic is over. But, due to lockdown measures imposed by governments, most remote workers are struggling to work with children in the house that need to get on their Google Meet. Employers need to be understanding because workers have more than work to attend to. This means that sometimes during work, employees will need to attend to other responsibilities like helping their teen sign into Zoom for class. Yet, this model has allowed SMBs to cut costs of huge office space to accommodate employees. In this article, we look at IT solutions that will ease SMB transition to remote work model in the long term.
Efficient work from home solutions are top of mind for small- and medium-sized businesses.
You may have heard that around half of new businesses fail during their first year. While this isn't exactly true, there are still many mistakes small businesses make that can cost them.
Running a successful small business in Boise is no small task, and IT is one area where you want the best of the best. Having a reliable IT support team can make or break your business.
We can help you avoid costly blunders with this guide on common IT mistakes to avoid.
1. Poor Security Software
Having insufficient security measures in place or outdated hardware is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
When everyone was working in the office behind firewalls, your greatest IT risks were most likely employees clicking on suspicious links and the occasional coffee spill.
Beware. Email fraudsters are getting smarter and more aggressive. Nowadays, these cybercriminals can take over your email account and, by extent, your business. Your clients, your money, and trade secrets will all be at their mercy. Here is how it goes down.
Small business owners these days are keenly aware of the need for digital transformation to give them a competitive edge. You can no longer get away with using outdated programs installed on your server, or email applications that aren’t secure. The risks to companies of every size demand you use the latest technology, regardless of whether it’s practical for you financially.
Thankfully, programs like Microsoft’s 365 (previously referred to as Microsoft O365) can give you a variety of hosted exchange options that enable you to keep your software up-to-date, access all the capabilities you need, and do it all at an affordable price.
What’s more, you don’t need a complicated “tech stack” to do it with, because as software-as-a-service (SaaS) goes, you get access to a bundle of tools and features that are billed per user, per month per the package you select.
Every business needs access to quality, reliable IT services. All our daily functions are online, but with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve taken the time to outline some key questions we’ve been asked by our clients to determine if we were a fit; read on so they can help you: six questions you should ask before choosing an IT service provider.
The future of work begins here. Remote work, all signs show, will be a big thing in the post-pandemic world. Companies have found ways to make it successful at this point, and many would like to carry forward the benefits and costs savings into the future. If you plan to blend on-site and remote work environments for the long haul, here is the guide to getting started.
Before COVID-19, working from home was something only around 7% of Americans were doing, according to the 2019 National Compensation Survey. Since mid-March, however, that number has risen to an estimated 95% of all white-collar workers, as companies across the nation take steps to protect their workers and comply with shelter-in-place and lockdown orders.