All small businesses face the same battle—cutting costs. It’s smart to continually trim the fat and weigh needs against must-haves. Technology is absolutely a must, but with so many priorities vying for you’re your time, it’s hard to make sure you’re buying the right IT solutions and supporting them in a way that fits both your budget and your goals. Sometimes you have to move backward before you move forward. The best way to ensure you’re making the best use of your time, and making the right IT decisions, is to ask the right questions.
Downtime is your enemy. No matter your size, when technology is down, productivity comes to a screeching halt. And, for every minute that goes by, dollars are flying out the door.
Managing IT is diverse and never ends—from responding to and resolving issues fast, keeping backups and updates current, and optimizing the network to keeping users and data secure. These activities keep an IT staff pretty busy, with little or no time left to focus on more strategic activities that can accelerate growth.
Cloud Computing Doesn’t Come Without Risk
The cloud is an essential part of every organizations IT strategy given that it delivers simplicity, easy scalability, effortless collaboration, increased productivity and more. But, these benefits don’t come without risk. Here are five cloud security threats you need to be aware of to keep your data and assets safe.
Imagine a world where your technology didn’t cause headaches, required updates didn’t interrupt your business, and downtime was a word you’ve never heard of, let alone experienced. This may sound like a fantasy but a reliable managed service provider can make it a reality.
According to Forrester Research, Office 356 delivered an ROI of 321 percent within a payback period of two months. With statistics like that, it’s no surprise that more businesses are not only moving towards cloud computing, but using Office 365 because it improves productivity, provides IT peace of mind and reduces costs compared to similar on-premise implementations.
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