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SMB IT Question of the Month: How Deeply Should IT Staff be Involved in Day-to-Day Operations?

In yesterday’s small business, IT consulting was a largely technology-facing job. IT consulting services concentrated on maintaining hardware and software. Their role was preservative and largely behind-the-scenes, as evidenced by the stereotype of IT offices being isolated in basements. Saturday Night Live even lambasted the isolated, socially awkward IT persona by inventing Nick Burns, the …

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SMB IT: Prioritizing is Critical

According to a recent survey conducted by a blogger on IT consulting services, 66 percent of IT managers say they have seen how poor coordination across different types of IT demand leads to poor support of business performance. That’s a long way of saying that today’s IT managers recognize the importance of prioritization.

SMB IT Question of the Month: How Much IT Security Protection do I Really Need?

The old Mad Magazine aphorism – What me, worry? – summarizes the approach many organizational leaders take when it comes to small business IT. Consulting experts can vouch for the fact that few SMB leaders actually insist on formal IT security protection. Yet, as we explain below, there are several very good reasons why small …

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SMB IT Question of the Month: How do I Know what IT Services I Need?

A small business IT consulting firm typically offers a diverse menu of services to clients. However, it can be difficult for SMB leaders to understand and prioritize available IT services. The following is a look at the basic options a small business IT consulting firm is likely to offer, from IT help desk or service …

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