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16May 2018

Is Every Company a Technology Company?

Every company is a technology company, no matter its size, product or service. The businesses and business owners who accept and embrace this fact are the ones that will shape the future of innovation, business, and entrepreneurship. But why exactly is technology and small business so important these days?

Technology and Small Business

Technology has grown dramatically throughout the years. Businesses of all sizes rely on technology to keep themselves running. There would be no business without technology. Knowing how technology affects your business is a key point in how to target your customers. Technology and small business go hand-in-hand more than ever now.

Companies are always adapting to new changing technologies. Looking at technology as a way that can assist and become a partner for you and your business instead of a need. There are no companies today that are capable of promoting their business and products without technology. We integrate smartphones and internet our daily technological necessities to reach our customers. Further, with technology life cycles becoming shorter and shorter, it’s important for business owners to find meaningful ways to adapt to these frequent changes. By integrating technology life cycles into their business, small businesses can stay ahead of the curve and find they are staying more effective and efficient.

Embracing Technology in Small Business

We should embrace technology as a partner and not just a commodity. Operations should always allow its technology to reach its full potential. Businesses that quickly adapt to new technology often tend to gain an increased share in the market. On the other hand, companies that fail to embrace new technology and sit back and wait, find themselves falling behind.

How Do We Embrace Technology When It’s Always Changing?

There are four important ways for business owners to embrace technology and make sure they stay ahead of the game:

  • Understanding how technology affects your business
  • Understanding how technology impacts your consumers
  • Embracing the ever-evolving waves of technology
  • Find new ways to work given the changing technological landscape

The first step is simply to understand how technology affects your business. By doing so, the business owner will see how technology is integrated into everything they do as a business which allows them to make sound decisions to support that technology. It’s no doubt that in today’s day and age, every company needs some form of IT support. Without IT support, a business is exponentially more at risk for data loss, corruption, poor productivity and overall business failure. Finding an IT solution that works for your business is paramount to the success of the business. The first question most small businesses ask is, “do I need a dedicated server for my business?” These types of questions will be important to a business’s growth.

Second, technology affects every businesses consumers just as much as it affects the business. Today’s consumers are more technologically savvy than ever before. Consumers are often adapting to technology at a quicker rate than businesses and can often be turned off by a company that isn’t using or adapting to the technologies they are using.

By embracing the changing wave of technology, businesses are able to implement IT changes quickly and effectively. Again, by having an plan for IT support in place, whether in-house or sub-contracted, a business is entrusting the upkeep, modifications and best practices to experts in the technology industry. IT support will be a partner in helping the business grow.

Finally, finding new ways to work given the technological landscape, a company will improve its efficiency and effectiveness on a larger scale. Technology is evolving in ways that help businesses grow. Automating systems and procedures, allows employees to focus on more important operations and spend less time worrying about data-entry, infrastructure concerns, etc.

In conclusion, technology drives business to success. Remember to integrate technology when advertising and promoting your business. Allow IT to help run and guide your technological interest and take part of your business. Adopting new ways to implement recurring waves of change can also help drive your business to the top.

Here at Comportz, we specialize in helping businesses of all sizes become technology companies. The success of your business equals the success of our business and there is nothing more important than helping you grow and succeed in today’s technological environment. Send a message or give us a call to get a FREE IT evaluation of your business.

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4May 2018

Does Your Small Business Need Its Own Server?

Data loss means you might need a small business server

Experiencing Loss Of Data or Productivity? You might need a small business server.

You might need a new client/server based network if you are experiencing data loss or having trouble accessing your internet due to malware. When you add new users to your businesses network, your data is now less secure. If this occurs you might want to start looking into a new small business server.

Often, when small businesses are running out of date applications on older equipment, employees complain of a loss of productivity for a number of reasons. Most importantly, they may have to manually back up their data and files which takes time out of their day. In some small businesses, the owner is manually backing up data on flash drives or shared drives which takes time away from the owner focusing on growing the business and monitoring operations. Further, on slow machines and outdated applications, employees experience slow loading times, crashes, etc. which again lead to a loss of productivity. A good server can alleviate all of these issues in one shot.

Small Business Server

What Are Servers?

We should start by informing you on exactly what a server is. SQL servers to virtual private servers are a few of many.

Server programs respond to different computer requests that are on the same computer. Servers run very high operating systems that are supporting many users. Servers can hosts an intranet, and also back up all your data so you never have to worry about data loss again. Which is important when running a business.

Different small business servers

What Kind of Server Is A Best Fit For You?

When looking for servers ask yourself, “what kind of server would fit me best for my specific needs?”

Different servers includes:

  • Mail Server
  • File sharing Server
  • Remote access Server
  • Backup Server
  • File Server
  • Application Server
  • Database Server
  • Message Server
  • Print Server

Knowing what kind of server(s) is best for you and your business can be a complicated process. Some businesses follow a one server per one service method, however, it is fairly unlikely that a small business will use this approach as one server can handle multiple functions depending on the number of users.

We Are Here to Assist You.

Comportz IT offers free on-site evaluations to help determine the best ways to help your business grow through the leveraging of technology. We will quickly and efficiently evaluate your current environment and help alleviate technology concerns. Call us today at (1-800) 556-7106 or email us at amahoney@comportz.com!