No matter the size of your business or the industry in which it operates, technology is a vital factor in growing and succeeding in a competitive environment. Unfortunately for business owners and entrepreneurs, it’s hard to keep up with the latest developments and technologies to aid your business when you’re concentrating on actually keeping it running. These 3 IT terms are important for every small business owner to keep in mind:
1. Hybrid Cloud
Unless you’ve had your head under a rock the last few years, you’ve inevitably heard of cloud computing. If you’ve gone a step further and done any research into moving part of your business into the cloud, you might have seen that many cloud solutions implement something called a hybrid cloud. Hybrid clouds are a mix between public and private clouds (neither of which are completely suitable for small businesses on their own). Hybrid clouds combine the best of both worlds – they’re almost as cost-effective as public cloud solutions but offer better privacy options like you’d find in a private cloud. Cheaper storage and off-site backup solutions should make the cloud an appealing solution for small business owners looking for an edge.
2. CRM Solutions
Take a load off your marketing and sales teams by easily and simply managing your existing and potential customers. There are plenty of Customer Resource Management programs and solutions out there, but newer systems help reduce potential for error that can ruin a business relationship before it gets started. How many times have you lost a lead because you typed the wrong name into an email or forgot to touch base at a specific time? These new programs can prevent issues before they arise.
3. Outsourced IT Support
When most business owners picture an IT department, they think of an expensive, in-house consultant. That might seem like a good solution on paper, but having someone on staff might end up costing you more money and reduce your company’s productivity. With an outsourced IT team, all the solutions to your technology headaches are just a phone call away. The CMIT Solutions Help Desk takes advantage of an entire network of knowledgeable technicians, so regardless of your issue, we have an expert who can help.
CMIT Solutions of Seattle can help you with these IT issues as well as many others. Find out more about the CMIT Promise and how we’re dedicated to helping your business grow and prosper with the help of cutting-edge technology solutions. Give