Upgrade Your Small Business’ Tech to Stay Competitive – Part 1

Upgrade Your Small Business’ Tech to Stay Competitive – Part 1

Making a smooth transition to today’s technologies is difficult for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) that continue to rely on legacy hardware and software that is thought to be adequate for current purposes. However, a business that stays in the past greatly risks becoming uncompetitive in the future. One thing business owners can count on is that some of their competitors will constantly search for and find ways to gain an advantage.

Fortunately, a managed services provider (MSP) can help you integrate new technologies and solutions while minimizing disruption and downtime. One crucial key to the process is having a solid understanding of the business and technical requirements of your organization. An MSP can help formulate your company’s
strategy to meet current demands and prepare for future upgrades.
The following will discuss several approaches that will modernize your small business now and keep it competitive in the future.

Automation

Efficiency promotes profitability, and numerous companies are upgrading their systems and adopting methods that will automate tasks that are manual and repetitive.

Cloud Migration

SMEs that want to decrease CAPEX (capital expenditures) and maintenance costs, while improving their access to accounting, inventory management, e-commerce, and resource planning will seriously consider migrating to cloud solutions.

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

In contrast to interoffice e-mail, CRM software can give an organization a system that centralizes customer data, actionable tasks, and system issues. Communications handled via CRM lets the subscribers find and access accumulated information in real time.

DBaaS (Database as a Service)

An organization that has large volumes of data to manage typically silos information inside systems that are isolated and proprietary, preventing information sharing. A better alternative is using DBaaS, which reduces training, provides easier access, costs less, and promotes data sharing.
Part 2 will discuss E-mail Hosting, Integration Capable, Stronger Security, SaaS, and Video Communications.
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