IT Services For Small Business - 7 Reasons To Have An Agreement

Posted by Sean Kline on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 @ 03:08 PM

Organizations may utilize IT services for small business in many ways, including break-fix, selective managed services and fully outsourced. 

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Topics: Managed IT Services

IT Solutions for Small Business

Posted by Sean Kline on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 @ 01:48 PM

In the end, it is customers that create IT solutions for small business. That said, outside providers need to offer the building blocks of products and services that together providers and customers knit together as solutions. This distinction is important because it is not generally the case that one can just purchase products and services, drop them in and expect that business outcomes will change dramatically without active involvement. Like anything, what one puts into something one gets out.  Let's take the example of something transformative like virtualization.  This is a word that many small business owners do not understand; but it is a solution that requires their involvement in order to overcome the problems - excess power consumption and cooling, lengthy disaster recovery, burdensome management - that it addresses. 

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Topics: Managed IT Services

Computer Services For Small Businesses - 6 Steps To Proactivity

Posted by Sean Kline on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 @ 02:30 PM

Owners considering computer services for small businesses have a wide variety from which to choose.  As mentioned in 6 Top Considerations for Small Business IT Implementation, proactivity is a more economical state.  Here are 6 steps to help you get there:

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Topics: Managed IT Services

5 Ways To Complement IT Staff

Posted by Sean Kline on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 03:10 PM

Owners of small and medium businesses are in a squeeze.  On one hand they need to find a niche to be able to be competitive with limited resources.  On the other, operating in this niche today usually requires more IT resources than they have.  So, how does a small business owner complement IT staff (if there is staff at all)?  Here are 5 ideas:

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Topics: Managed IT Services