Los Angeles IT Managed Services Blog
Read this scenario common to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and see if it sounds familiar: You and/or your employees arrive at work, energized to take on the day, tackle new projects, deliver excellence for your customers, and be the pinnacle of productivity. Alas, something gets in the way of your enthusiasm: slow computers—or, more specifically, a slow network.Read More
In both my personal and professional life, I seek help from experts on a variety of issues and I'm sure you do too. Here at Be Structured we outsource our HR, we outsource our tax preparation, our legal needs, our low voltage cabling, and more. Personally, I have a business coach and mentor, a physician, an estate planner, and even an online running coach. I'm sure there's many others I missed too. It simply isn't possible for us to be experts at everything and part of modern life is learning where your passions and skills intersect, focusing on building specialization in that area, and hiring others to take care of the other aspects of your life.
A few years ago, research by SMB Group revealed a startling statistic—27 percent of small businesses have zero IT support. In this case, zero means no part-timers or full-timers, no contracted workers, no managed services, and no dedicated person to handle any technical duties on top of other responsibilities. Nada. Zip. If something goes wrong in such a business, it is likely that somebody will volunteer (or be drafted) to Google search 'how to reset the server' or 'how to recover lost data'. Valuable time is wasted, and more often than not, the IT problem goes unsolved.Read More