A survey by McKinsey revealed that 9 in 10 organizations plan to adopt a combination of remote and on-site work in response to the pandemic. The new hybrid work model is expected to become the default way of working in the near future. Doing so offers a number of important benefits to employees and employers alike.
Gone are the days when employees worked from just one location, supported by a local IT infrastructure. Today, remote work arrangements are common and highly sought-after. The traditional network perimeter doesn’t exist anymore. That’s because employees now rely on a combination of work and personal devices to access a growing number of cloud services.
Microsoft SharePoint can improve an organization’s productivity in a number of different ways, such as by making it easier to locate the correct documents when they’re required. One reason why SharePoint is so effective at discovering information is the fact that it goes beyond the traditional folder-based approach to document organization by allowing users to add metadata to their files.
Regardless of your industry, your reliance on information technology is growing year after year, and you can’t afford to employ a team of trained IT staff on a full-time basis. The solution is obvious: you outsource to a managed service provider (MSP) so that you can access top talent and innovative technologies at affordable prices.
The pace of technological change is relentless, and it seems to be accelerating year after year. Keeping up with it can be a daunting challenge, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), whose resources are often too limited to justify purchasing new hardware on a regular basis.
“Managed IT services” can be an excellent solution for small companies that don’t have in-house IT expertise. But the term is vague, and IT vendors use it in different ways. In this post, I’ll explain the basic types of managed IT services that are most important for SMBs.
If you’ve been researching how to outsource your small company’s IT, you’ve probably seen the term “managed services provider.” What does that mean, and is that model a good fit for your SMB? Answering that question correctly can help your business run better and grow faster.
If your SMB must comply with cybersecurity regulations, you’re probably in a tough situation: You can’t afford in-house IT staff, but you REALLY can’t afford fines for non-compliance — or worse — costly cyber attacks. I’ve recently created three resources for firms facing this dilemma: