Core IT Considerations For SMBs

February 15, 2023

IT management and security are critical for every business, and it can be overwhelming to understand and manage them regardless of business size. There are a number of core areas that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can evaluate to improve their IT environment and support:

  1. Invest in reliable hardware and software: Make sure your hardware and software are up-to-date and reliable. This will help prevent downtime and improve productivity. Consider investing in cloud-based solutions that can provide flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

  2. Implement a backup and disaster recovery plan: SMBs should have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place to protect their data in the event of a disaster or data loss. This includes regular backups, offsite storage, and a plan for restoring data quickly.

  3. Provide cybersecurity training: Provide cybersecurity training to your employees to help them understand how to protect sensitive data and avoid cyber threats. This can help prevent data breaches and other security incidents.

  4. Implement remote work policies: With the rise of remote work, SMBs should consider implementing policies and tools that enable employees to work remotely while maintaining productivity and security.

  5. Outsource IT support: SMBs may not have the resources to hire an in-house IT team, but outsourcing IT support can provide the expertise needed to maintain and improve the IT environment. Consider working with a managed IT service provider (MSP) that can provide proactive maintenance, monitoring, and support.

  6. Monitor and optimize IT performance: Regularly monitor and optimize IT performance to ensure that the IT environment is running smoothly and efficiently. This can help identify and resolve issues before they cause downtime or other problems.

By taking steps to address these, SMBs can improve their IT environment, ability to support it, and better position themselves for growth and success. ABM can you help you - Contact us to discuss what we can do for you.