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:
For the third straight year, TechGen has maintained the ISO 27001 certification. Very few companies our size have achieved this. Basically, it means our own IT house is in order, so we’re not just saying we can help you do the same — we’re proving it.
For small to medium-sized financial advisor firms, the best cybersecurity tool you may never have heard of is FINRA’s “Checklist for a Small Firm’s Cybersecurity Program.” Follow these tips on completing it, and your clients’ sensitive data — and your business — will be much safer.
The more your business’s IT system grows, the more you need an up-to-date network diagram. You or your IT services provider may need it in an urgent troubleshooting situation. And that’s only one of the five reasons to have a network diagram — especially if you’re not an IT expert.