More Connecticut small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are seeing the silver lining in cloud computing. Migrating to the cloud means fewer servers and network components, less demand on IT staff time, and lower IT overhead. For most CT SMBs, the first step into the cloud is migrating from their old Microsoft Office workstation software and adopting Office 365.
Although Silicon Valley, Research Triangle Park, and Austin are still active centers of tech entrepreneurship, other regions across the United States have followed in their footsteps and become hotbeds of innovative technology startups. New Haven, Connecticut, in particular, is among one of the best locations for tech innovation.
Connecticut has a long history of manufacturing innovation, starting with furniture and cabinet-making before the Revolutionary War to the manufacture of state-of-the-art aircraft and submarines today. Notably, gun manufacturing started in 1797 with Eli Whitney, and a few decades later, Samuel Colt began making his famous revolver in 1836. Additionally, Connecticut is famous for clocks, originally manufactured by Seth Thomas, and tool makers such as the Stanley Company, which still has its headquarters in New Britain.Today, Connecticut is at the forefront of advanced manufacturing and continues to develop new techniques and technologies to improve production and distribution techniques.
Competing in today’s global market requires agility. Companies need to be able to quickly adjust to changing market conditions and consumer trends to stay ahead of the competition, and as business becomes more globalized, the pool of competitors keeps growing. Despite an economic downturn and increased global competition, Connecticut manufacturers continue to thrive, partly because of agile IT support.