Delivering technical expertise small businesses need at a much lower cost than hiring an I.T. person
We can recommend, install and manage technology according to business objectives and core competencies. And we can ensure that your critical data is safe. That’s why nearly 70% of U.S. small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) work with an I.T. service provider for some or all of their technology needs.
Connective Computing is the guardian of I.T., delivering ongoing monitoring and management of your applications and your I.T. infrastructure remotely. Our remote monitoring services allow us to closely monitor a wide variety of I.T. solutions that your business has implemented, including websites, desktop and server software, backup and disaster recovery, storage management tools, and security software.
WHY SMALL BUSINESSES OUTSOURCE I.T.
Small businesses outsource I.T. to ensure that all of their business systems, operations and networks remain up and running. Connective Computing takes a proactive approach to your tech support: Rather than waiting for something to break or shut down, we ensure that your systems can avoid most tech issues in the first place. This is huge, because technology-related downtime can have a devastating impact on revenue and reputation, especially for smaller businesses trying to grow.
Moving I.T. tasks to a services provider like Connective Computing allows businesses to focus on their core competencies instead of day-to-day I.T. management. This is especially important for small businesses, since they are frequently stretched thin from personnel and budget standpoints. Obviously, the specific reasons businesses outsource their I.T. depend on the unique needs of the organization. For example, the I.T. needs of a five-person company with no in-house I.T. will be quite different from those of a 100-person company. But generally speaking, businesses outsource I.T. to improve upon all or some aspect of their I.T. strategy or infrastructure.
HOW OUTSOURCED I.T. IS DELIVERED
We deliver our services on a subscription basis; companies pay a fixed monthly amount for Outsourced I.T. Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Application monitoring/management
- Backup and Disaster Recovery
Connective Computing works with a variety of technology vendors in order to deliver these services. However, it’s not just about the technology: Our expertise holds the most value for your business.
WHY PARTNER WITH CONNECTIVE COMPUTING
Many businesses choose to work with Connective Computing because of our expertise in a specific area of I.T. For example, 38% of respondents in a CompTIA survey said that they outsourced their I.T. services for “enhanced security/compliance.” This is likely because ransomware attacks and security breaches are constantly in the news, but it highlights the fact that service providers have deep technical knowledge in specific disciplines of I.T. Also, the ongoing monitoring and software management provided is essential to protect against security breaches.
Also, working with Connective Computing allows a small business to offload tasks that are difficult and/or time-consuming. That’s one of the reasons that our managed data protection services are so popular today. Protecting company data through backup and restore has long been a pain point for companies of all sizes; Connective Computing can ensure that your company data is fully protected from malicious or inadvertent actions, reducing business risk by putting complex tasks in the hands of experts.
Implementing new technology within your existing environment can be complicated. Because Connective Computing works with a wide variety of clients with different technology needs, we are uniquely equipped to take on complex I.T. projects. We can get projects off the ground rapidly, which might take weeks or months in-house. We also have vast experience troubleshooting the products small businesses use, allowing us to quickly resolve any future problems.
COST SAVINGS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
Depending on your company, cost savings may also be a factor, especially among smaller businesses with straightforward I.T. needs. Monthly fees for Outsourced I.T. will vary, but for smaller businesses, they are more cost-effective than hiring in-house I.T. staff. Small businesses that outsource I.T. typically pay a fraction of the yearly salary of an I.T. professional while getting the expertise they need by partnering with Connective Computing.
However, cost-saving isn’t the primary driver for outsourced I.T. among all small businesses: Some are more likely to outsource I.T. for strategic reasons: I.T. skill and experience tops the list for many of Connective Computing’s clients.
And larger businesses typically work with us to offload a number of difficult or time-consuming tasks, allowing their internal I.T. staff to focus on mission-critical activities. The ongoing infrastructure monitoring that Outsourced I.T. provides can help companies avoid technology issues, data loss, and downtime. In-house I.T. staffs face budget and time constraints that make it difficult to deliver the level of monitoring that Connective Computing can. This may be the most important benefit of working with us, because I.T. downtime can completely derail a small business.
If you’ve never considered Outsourced I.T. and are trying to manage your own technology, it’s worth being aware of this cost-effective way to have your tech burden lifted. Or, if your current I.T. team is running ragged, perhaps you can offload some difficult I.T. tasks. Connective Computing can help keep your business focused and safe!