Growing a Connecticut small business is not easy, especially in a post-recession economy. Every decision that business owners make needs to keep in mind a return on investment or savings in overhead.
Like companies everywhere, Connecticut small businesses are struggling to contain operating costs, and computing infrastructure can be one of the most difficult expenses to manage. The enterprise infrastructure is essential to business operations, but it’s usually a cost center, so balancing outlay against returns is a continuous challenge. Staffing is a big part of IT operating expenses, so the question becomes: Is it more cost-effective to hire or to outsource? How do you assess managed service provider pricing against in-house staffing costs?
Growing a small business is not easy, especially in a post-recession economy, so every decision business owners make needs to consider a return on investment.
For small business owners, the decision to outsource their information technology needs opposed to having someone in-house is an important one.Read More >
It’s always nice to be recognized. Especially when recognition comes from your peers—other professionals who have “been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.” They understand what it takes to succeed and the challenges that stand in the way of providing outstanding customer service. That’s why we are extremely proud to be named one of the Pioneer 250 on CRN’s 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list.Read More >
Hiring a new IT service provider is an important step for any small business. Bringing in the right person can reduce the burden that mismanaged IT services can have on a business, especially one that is trying to grow in a tough economic climate.
But don’t worry, help is here. Before hiring a new IT service provider, put on your detective hat and ask the right questions to make sure the provider you pick is the right one for your company’s needs.Read More >
When those costs start taking chomps out of profits, small business owners must decide whether to call in a professional for an assessment or try and get things under control with an in-house team.
A keynote from CEO Austin McChord kicked off the event; he is completely unpolished, which is refreshing, as is the obvious fact that he is totally immersed in every detail of his business. He rattles off facts, figures, and details. Technical, business, and sales related data roll off his lips at a rapid-fire pace. What did I learn? Here are some of the key things I took away from his talk:
The summary from Austin’s keynote for me was this – Datto gets it. They understand what we need to be the best possible ITsupport service provider to our clients. Additionally, they enable us to offer enterprise class services to the smallest of businesses; it is as simple as that. Why that’s a big deal:
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