Technological advances help SMBs stay competitive

The idea of investing in the latest technology as soon as possible is something many businesses wish they could do. While large conglomerates may be able to discuss things, small and midsized businesses (SMBs) do not have that option as budget restrictions and tighter prioritizing have forced them to be much smarter with their money. Instead, advancements like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) have become go-to strategies.

Sharper investment policies are helping to keep SMBs in the game. To better understand the mindset of the IT decision-makers of these companies, online publication Search System Channel interviewed Tim Howard, an IT executive.

In the interview, Howard discussed a number of the latest innovations like BYOD, wireless networking and cloud computing as examples of technology that is helping SMBs compete with their larger competitors, despite much smaller budgets,

“SMBs are doing more with less by adopting infrastructures that allow for maximizing their budgets,” said Howard. “BYOD and cloud infrastructures increase productivity while saving money on large and expensive hardware and provide more appealing methods of payments.”

Howard went on to say that managed IT outsourcing is allowing SMBs to increase the size of their IT departments without using all of their budgets. External IT support allows smaller businesses to have access to the professionals with the latest knowledge and can help educate internal team members.

Technology is taking a foothold in many industries and is providing a number of ways for companies to run more efficiently. SMBs in Ohio that are looking to take advantage of the latest innovations would be wise to partner with an IT consulting firm to ensure the right combination of tools is provided.

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