We hear all the time about the decline of manufacturing in the United States over the last 30 years. But the industry has actually undergone extraordinary growth since the Great Recession. Manufacturers now contribute $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy — up from $1.70 trillion in 2009. The 251,857 manufacturing companies included in the 2013 U.S. Census employ 12.3 million workers — up 800,000 from 2009. And in the next decade, companies will look to hire 3.5 million more workers, many in well-paying skilled positions.
The catch? As manufacturing continues to streamline operations and reduce the number of workers needed, one critical component for success in the sector becomes whether advanced technologies are available.
That’s where an IT expert like CMIT Solutions comes in. Many of the manufacturing firms we provide services to have been in business for a hundred years. But technology has changed the way most of these companies work. To survive in today’s fast-paced digital world, these companies have learned to adapt — with CMIT by their side.
Another reason we work so well with the manufacturing sector? The vast majority of the United States’ 250,000 are small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), just like so many of the 160 CMIT offices located across North America. Of the 251,827 firms polled in 2013, all but 3,702 of them had less than 500 employees. And 75% of that total had less than 20 employees. Many of CMIT Solutions’ franchisees joined our franchise system specifically so they could provide local, one-on-one service to the SMBs in their communities.
We understand the challenges facing small to medium-sized businesses, and we know how to implement smart IT strategy that can enhance efficiency, boost productivity, streamline operations, and cut down on technology-related downtime.
CMIT’s greatest strength lies in our managed (or proactive) approach to system maintenance and management. We learn everything we can about your business, its day-to-day functions, and its long-term strategy — and then we figure out how desktops, laptops, printers, mobile devices, servers, and other equipment can complement your business, not hold it back from achieving success.
Thanks to our trusted system of 24/7 monitoring, deep bench of highly trained engineers, and vetted policies and procedures, we are able to do a multitude of tasks for your company including but not limited to:
- Applying software updates
- Implementing security patches
- Tracking anti-virus and anti-spam activity
- Analyzing web traffic to keep you and your data safe
This allows your manufacturing business to focus on the things that matter:
- Serving your clients,
- Building revenue
- Managing employees
- Not dealing with IT headaches
We live by the CMIT Promise, no matter the client, no matter the industry, and no matter the IT issue: when you need help, we will respond — often instantaneously — and work tirelessly to solve any problems so that you and your staff members can reduce system downtime while working harder and smarter.
Technology should work for your manufacturing business, not against it. If the machines you rely on run seamlessly, reliably, and dependably, shouldn’t your computers do the same?
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you streamline the IT infrastructure for your Manufacturing company