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Technology Management Can Be Beneficial for SMBs

Technology Management Can Be Beneficial for SMBs

December 15, 2023

Technology is one of the most important elements to consider when growing your business, and while it might seem like it can magically solve all of your operational problems, it takes a lot more than a simple implementation to address your company’s pain points. In fact, failing to integrate technology properly can lead to even more problems.

First, you’ll need to consider how complex your IT infrastructure is, as it’s not worth investing in more technology if you cannot manage your own the way it currently is. You need technology that yields a return on your investment, and you can ensure that this happens by working with a consultant who can aid your organization in getting a bird’s eye view of your IT infrastructure.

Security is also a main factor to consider for any technology deployment process. There are countless threats out there with new and emerging ones being particularly dangerous. You need to invest time, effort, and resources into shoring up vulnerabilities to these problems before they sink your business altogether. Security doesn’t turn a profit, but it does prevent you from throwing it all down the drain due to negligence.

Additionally, you’ll want to consider whether or not it’s worth hosting your own hardware or using cloud-based tools. If you invest in hardware, you’ll likely spend somewhere in the realm of five figures, leading to a costly and complicated solution to your problems. These days, the cloud can alleviate these challenges through as-a-service offerings for processing, storage, and application hosting.

Lastly, we want to highlight that mobility is something that all businesses should be taking seriously. It enables your organization to do some astounding things, but you also need to make sure that it’s managed appropriately. Productivity suites like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace aid in mobility while also offering collaboration tools, and since they can be controlled from one centralized location in the cloud, your organization will always have access to the resources it needs to stay mobile.

Let’s Build a Better Technology Infrastructure, Together

Thankfully, managing your IT can be made much easier by working with experts like us at First Column IT. Our professional expertise in technology management and maintenance is an asset to any organization. To learn more, reach out to us at (571) 470-5594

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