IT is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. We are surrounded by computer technology, and while everyone knows how to operate a mobile device or computer, things start getting complicated with processes that require a bit more expertise. This is where outsourcing IT comes in. Before we get into the topic of when it makes sense to outsource IT, let’s look at the core meaning of ‘outsourcing.’ What Is Outsourcing? In layman terms, outsourcing is the process of assigning a … [Read more...] about Outsourcing IT: When Does it Make Sense?
There are very few businesses that don’t use some kind of software. Databases of customers or clients, billing systems, Point of Sale software, internal and external scheduling and communication applications, and more. Most businesses actually use multiple pieces of software throughout the course of a day. The software choices your business makes will determine how efficient and effective you are, how empowered or frustrated your staff feel, and how well you’ll serve your customers, … [Read more...] about Selecting Software for Business
Outsourcing certain business services to a computer consultant is the ideal way for a company to streamline processes, save money, and increase efficiency. One of the most popular services to outsource is information technology or IT services. Many businesses require the expert help of an IT professional from time to time, yet having a full-time IT professional on staff can be economically unsustainable. Outsourcing IT services provides a tailor-made IT solution for your business and the support … [Read more...] about How To Outsource IT Services
Major corporations and established businesses generally have well-supplied in-house IT departments to help them manage the technology underlying their daily operations. For small businesses, however, in-house IT support may not be an option. So, how are small businesses to choose the hardware, software, and services that the company will use, install it, integrate it, and keep it maintained and in good repair? Strategy 1: The Enthusiast Approach A common, if risky, strategy involves placing a … [Read more...] about Small Business IT Success Strategies
If you are a business owner, you probably have very busy periods, when it seems almost impossible to get anything done followed by very slow periods when you are wondering how to fill the day. The busy periods are tremendous fun can be challenging as well. The main problem with being super-busy all the time is that we only have the time and energy to focus on the immediate task at hand, whether this is the current job, the next job or the next day. In effect, we are working "in the … [Read more...] about Are you working in your business or on your business?