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IT Challenges for Small Business

2/24/2014

The Four F's of Finding an IT Solution
Finding the proper IT solution for your business can be a challenge-particularly when you own a small business or have limited budget and resources. To help simplify your search, we have four main decision points to aid your IT system discovery process.

Fit: Many IT solutions are tailored to fit certain industries, niches, or corporations which means that it may take time to find the right solution for your business. On your own, this means time, money, and a high potential for costly mistakes. Instead, have an Information Technology expert visit your business and do an evaluation of your company's needs.

Flexibility: Growth is a huge factor in any small business-will we grow? Can we grow? How fast are we growing? And, most importantly, can we accommodate this growth? Implementing an IT solution that is flexible enough to grow and change with your business is instrumental in long-term success. An appropriate IT system will expand and contract fluently with your business, and will not require an overhaul unless there is drastic change.

Fix: Who can you call when your network is down? What about when you've lost server connectivity? Responsive support is an integral part to IT success.  In fact, the most efficient way to structure IT support is to have ongoing, proactive support that stays head of infrastructure issues before they cause experiential issues for your employees.

Finance: Hiring a full-time IT employee can be expensive and often times unnecessary. Many small businesses don't require an employee to dedicate all of their time to IT. However, when you add it to an existing employee's plate, it often falls to the wayside. Outsourcing IT work allows your company to focus solely on what you do best. And with a predictable, affordable monthly cost, there are no uncontrolled IT expenses.

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Coordinated Business Systems is a leader in the information management industry, providing local Minnesota and western Wisconsin companies with total office solutions. Coordinated's services include managed network services, managed print services, electronic document management, PROACTICVE managed IT services, and printer/copier leasing. For more information on Coordinated Business Systems, visit our website at http://www.coordinated.com/.