Small business leaders don’t often want their business to stay small.
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In the past, you never had to worry about software sprawl. You just adopted new office applications to meet business needs as they emerged. Updates were manageable and upgrades costs weren’t so disruptive because your software portfolio was limited.
Similar to larger organizations, small businesses perform business-related functions such as sales, operations, accounting, and finance. They must compete with the bigger companies around them, providing the same (if not better) level of customer service and support to keep their customers happy and returning. The difference is that they do it with a much smaller pool of money, time and talent.
A Set of Recommendations for Establishing a Secure Policy Around BYOD
As a provider of IT and security solutions, we are always surprised when an older topic like BYOD receives new attention. As of late, we have had several questions about whether to allow personal laptops and devices access to the network. We firmly believe businesses have a choice in whether or not these devices be given access to the network. But, unlike most articles around BYOD, we are taking the approach that not all devices are the same. We suggest you categorize laptops and personal devices such as smartphones and tablets into two separate categories. In this blog, we hope to leave you with a guide that provides practical and relevant advice on how you can implement a BYOD policy that addresses both categories, and aligns with the way your team accesses the network.
I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t wait around until the New Year to start pursuing your goals. I learned early on that it’s essential to have a concrete idea of where I want to be in life and to make consistent efforts to get there. That being said, I know that many New Year’s resolutions actually succeed, despite the odds. New Year’s resolutions provide a crash course in goal setting, and they’re an ideal starting point to make a change.
Insurance Policies for the Digital Age
All too often we quote a PC or something only to have a client state, we can get that cheaper.
When we’re working with prospective clients, it often falls to us to be the bearer of bad news. If a company’s equipment is woefully outdated, their network is obstructed, or we see a potential security risk within their systems, it’s our responsibility as professionals to let business owners know. But we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We would never encourage any client to make an upgrade or tweak a process without being certain it was necessary.
When selecting an IT services vendor, we believe organized companies are a better choice than individuals working out of their homes. Two main reasons for this is a higher level of service for you and your business.
IT service providers can offer many useful solutions to your business needs. Regardless of the size and developmental state of your company there comes a time when considerations must be made to either handle all IT operations using valuable company resources, or to utilize the specialties of an IT service provider. To make this consideration from an analytical standpoint it is important to understand the reasons and benefits behind making the decision to outsource your IT operations to a service provider.