How many small to medium size businesses outsource their IT work to a manage service provider?
Honestly? Not enough. The rumor is that “My business is too small for anyone to try to compromise us.”
“Small businesses are especially vulnerable to threats since they often don’t have the resources for extensive security products or teams like larger enterprises. It’s arguably more important for small businesses to protect themselves, since, unfortunately, when these organizations get hit with malware, it can cripple or end their business entirely.
In fact, 43% of data breaches are from small businesses, according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. This means SMBs have to be scrappy and do more with less.”
More than one-third of small businesses (37%) currently outsource a business process. Outsourcing can not only cut costs and increase available skills but also can present challenges related to information confidentiality, communication, and differing expectations.
Businesses most commonly outsource more technical tasks, including their accounting (37%), IT services (37%), and digital marketing (34%) responsibilities.
That leaves a large portion of the SMB community to fend for themselves. Most smaller firms are doing their best to maximize each dollar towards growth, but often when we assume a new client, we find many services were purchased that are not performing as expected, were over-sold, or worse, are actually harming productivity.
Having a trusted resource like PremierePC to call when you have questions about your business technology or want to learn what is available in the marketplace can be invaluable. Our service plans were purpose built for the SMB community. As an SMB ourselves, we understand the day to day challenges and work to find solutions that bring real value from day one.