I met with dozens of new prospects every month, and most of them are small and medium-sized businesses. One of the most frequent excuses I hear from business owners is that they’re too small to invest so much into their technology. They write it off, telling me that they’ll reconsider it when they get bigger. But what happens in the mean time is that they’re continually making decision on their own about internet needs, when to replace equipment and working on networks that aren’t properly secured or managed. This means that once they are “ready” for technology investment, they’re so far down a tunnel or poor technology decisions that they have a laundry list of projects and upgrades to perform just to get their network, security and workstations up to par. These projects can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands, requiring a massive capital investment over a few months time. Knowing this, here are 4 reasons that we recommend starting Managed Services as a small business.
You hear it all the time – you get what you pay for. Technology and IT Managed Services are no different. In order to avoid massive project costs and huge capital expenditures down the road, you need to start being proactive about your technology now. Get into a plan while your business is small and you just have a few users and one or two locations rather than waiting until you have multiple locations, server issues, aging workstations and need huge projects to bring your technology back up to speed. Reconsider your excuse for not starting Managed Services now. Your business depends on it.
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