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3 technology focused challenges facing small

and medium sized organisations today

(and how to solve them)

Let’s   be   honest   –   in   today’s   every   more   competitive   and   complex   working   world, there’s   no   shortage   of   challenges   to   overcome.   But   can   you   relate   to   these   3 technology-focused challenges and if so, what are you doing to overcome them? The cost of hardware Hardware   such   as   printers,   laptops,   telephony   systems   and   servers   do   not   come cheap   and   all   of   these   devices   have   a   finite   lifespan.   Beyond   this,   hardware   can become   sluggish,   unreliable   and   even   a   security   risk.   Compound   the   cost   of hardware   with   the   and   the   cost   of   employing   someone   to   maintain   every   it   (or worse   still   -   the   cost   of   not   maintaining   your   IT   at   all)   and   the   space   needed   to locate   your   servers   and   it’s   easy   to   see   why   9   out   of   10   small   and   medium   sized business   owners   identify   the   costs   of   maintaining   and   upgrading   their   technology as one of their biggest challenges. What’s the Solution? Speak   to   an   IT   Managed   Services   Provider   about   moving   your   IT   into   a   virtualised environment.   This   means   your   software   will   now   reside   on   their   servers   and   you will   simply   log   on   to   a   hosted   desktop   in   the   morning   to   access   your   normal working   applications.   You   won’t   the   space   or   the   expense   of   maintaining   a   server. You   also   won’t   need   to   replace   your   laptops   and   PC’s   as   often   as   a   hosted   desktop needs very little resources to run successfully. Lack of IT Skill Set / IT Human Resource Constraints With   a   junior   IT   technician   costing   around   £20k   per   year   to   employ,   it   can   be difficult   to   justify   this   expense   within   the   business   –   particularly   when   they   are   not classed   as   a   revenue   generator   (even   though   a   good   technician   can   use   their knowledge   to   make   a   company   run   more   efficiently   and   generate   more   business). It’s   no   surprise   then,   that   many   small   businesses   simply   choose   to   live   without.   A mid-sized   company   however,   might   need   upwards   of   5   technicians   with   specialisms in   security,   networking,   application   management,   enterprise   architecture   and   data management.      Don’t   forget,   it’s   not   just   the   costs   of   employing   these   technicians that   organisations   have   to   deal   with   –   they’ll   need   to   keep   their   skills   up   to   date and   it’s   not   uncommon   for   a   1-day   course   to   cost   £1,500.   It’s   easy   to   see   why   the human side of IT could end up being a barrier for growth. What’s the Solution? Outsource   your   IT   Support   function.   For   a   minimal   monthly   fee,   your   business   can be   proactively   and   reactively   supported   by   a   dedicated   team   that   will   have   the very   latest   support   and   analytics   software   at   the   fingertips   as   well   as   being   highly trained in the latest technology trends. Security & Compliance The   cyber   security   battleground   gets   more   bloody   every   day   as   cyber   criminals find   more   ingenious   ways   to   break   through   your   firewall   and   wreak   havoc   with your   systems   and   your   valuable   data.   Regardless   of   your   organisation’s   size   - protecting   it   from   cyber-attacks   is   not   something   that   can   be   done   on   an   ad-hoc   or part-time   basis.   Throw   in   the   added   burden   of   compliance   and   that   means   your organisation   has   a   legal   obligation   to   protect   the   data   of   its   own   personnel   as   well as   its   customers.   Failing   to   put   adequate   protection   measures   in   place   could   resort in crippling fines as well as irreversible brand damage. What’s the Solution? An   IT   managed   service   provider   is   the   solution.   Not   only   can   they   virtualise   your environment   so   you’re   PCs   work   more   effectively,   but   they   can   also   host   your valuable   data   on   secure   hosted   servers.   Your   hosted   servers   will   be   protected   by the   very   latest   antivirus   security   software   with   the   added   protection   of   real-time monitoring   to   pick   up   any   anomalies   in   the   network   or   your   servers.   It’s   not   just about    the    software    though    –    your    cyber    security    is    backed    up    by    highly knowledgeable   cyber   security   professionals   that   have   dedicated   years   of   their   live to their profession. So there you go – three top technology focused challenges affecting today’s small and medium sized businesses. If you are experiencing any of the above or you would just like to explore the option of outsourcing your IT function, contact the team at DGT Technology today on 0208 819 1360.
2016-05-04 /  Article #8
Microsoft Registered Partner Small Business Specialist VAT number GB 873185892 Registered company number 5440703
50 Liverpool Street London EC2M 7PY Covering London Central, City, Docklands, London West End, Shoreditch, Stratford, Hackney, and surrounding areas.
Cornwallis House Howard’s Chase Basildon Essex SS14 3BB Covering Basildon, Southend, Shoeburyness, Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Thurrock, Lakeside and surrounding areas
Copyright 2015 DGT Technology Ltd Privacy Policy About us
0208 819 1360

3 technology focused challenges

facing small and medium sized

organisations today

(and how to solve them)

Let’s   be   honest   –   in   today’s   every   more   competitive   and complex   working   world,   there’s   no   shortage   of   challenges to   overcome.   But   can   you   relate   to   these   3   technology- focused    challenges    and    if    so,    what    are    you    doing    to overcome them? The cost of hardware Hardware   such   as   printers,   laptops,   telephony   systems   and servers   do   not   come   cheap   and   all   of   these   devices   have   a finite     lifespan.     Beyond     this,     hardware     can     become sluggish,   unreliable   and   even   a   security   risk.   Compound the   cost   of   hardware   with   the   and   the   cost   of   employing someone   to   maintain   every   it   (or   worse   still   -   the   cost   of not   maintaining   your   IT   at   all)   and   the   space   needed   to locate   your   servers   and   it’s   easy   to   see   why   9   out   of   10 small   and   medium   sized   business   owners   identify   the   costs of   maintaining   and   upgrading   their   technology   as   one   of their biggest challenges. What’s the Solution? Speak   to   an   IT   Managed   Services   Provider   about   moving your   IT   into   a   virtualised   environment.   This   means   your software   will   now   reside   on   their   servers   and   you   will simply   log   on   to   a   hosted   desktop   in   the   morning   to   access your   normal   working   applications.   You   won’t   the   space   or the   expense   of   maintaining   a   server.   You   also   won’t   need to   replace   your   laptops   and   PC’s   as   often   as   a   hosted desktop needs very little resources to run successfully. Lack of IT Skill Set / IT Human Resource Constraints With   a   junior   IT   technician   costing   around   £20k   per   year to   employ,   it   can   be   difficult   to   justify   this   expense   within the   business   –   particularly   when   they   are   not   classed   as   a revenue   generator   (even   though   a   good   technician   can   use their   knowledge   to   make   a   company   run   more   efficiently and   generate   more   business).   It’s   no   surprise   then,   that many   small   businesses   simply   choose   to   live   without.   A mid-sized   company   however,   might   need   upwards   of   5 technicians     with     specialisms     in     security,     networking, application   management,   enterprise   architecture   and   data management.        Don’t    forget,    it’s    not    just    the    costs    of employing    these    technicians    that    organisations    have    to deal   with   –   they’ll   need   to   keep   their   skills   up   to   date   and it’s   not   uncommon   for   a   1-day   course   to   cost   £1,500.   It’s easy   to   see   why   the   human   side   of   IT   could   end   up   being a barrier for growth. What’s the Solution? Outsource   your   IT   Support   function.   For   a   minimal   monthly fee,    your    business    can    be    proactively    and    reactively supported   by   a   dedicated   team   that   will   have   the   very latest   support   and   analytics   software   at   the   fingertips   as well as being highly trained in the latest technology trends. Security & Compliance The   cyber   security   battleground   gets   more   bloody   every day   as   cyber   criminals   find   more   ingenious   ways   to   break through   your   firewall   and   wreak   havoc   with   your   systems and   your   valuable   data.   Regardless   of   your   organisation’s size   -   protecting   it   from   cyber-attacks   is   not   something that   can   be   done   on   an   ad-hoc   or   part-time   basis.   Throw in   the   added   burden   of   compliance   and   that   means   your organisation   has   a   legal   obligation   to   protect   the   data   of   its own   personnel   as   well   as   its   customers.   Failing   to   put adequate    protection    measures    in    place    could    resort    in crippling fines as well as irreversible brand damage. What’s the Solution? An   IT   managed   service   provider   is   the   solution.   Not   only can   they   virtualise   your   environment   so   you’re   PCs   work more   effectively,   but   they   can   also   host   your   valuable   data on    secure    hosted    servers.    Your    hosted    servers    will    be protected   by   the   very   latest   antivirus   security   software with   the   added   protection   of   real-time   monitoring   to   pick up   any   anomalies   in   the   network   or   your   servers.   It’s   not just   about   the   software   though   –   your   cyber   security   is backed     up     by     highly     knowledgeable     cyber     security professionals   that   have   dedicated   years   of   their   live   to their profession. So there you go – three top technology focused challenges affecting today’s small and medium sized businesses. If you are experiencing any of the above or you would just like to explore the option of outsourcing your IT function, contact the team at DGT Technology today on 0208 819 1360.

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