A Guide For SME Business Owners Choosing IT Solutions

Choosing the correct IT solution for your business can be tricky, time-consuming and confusing.

For SMEs, there are a number of objectives you’ll have for your business, and they’ll usually require a range of IT services to suit your needs and requirements.

Whether you’re having difficulty choosing your hardware, setting up your telecoms or receiving IT support, we’re here to guide you through how to choose the best IT solutions for your SME.

Where do I start?

The most important things to get right with your IT solutions as an SME are reliable communication, adaptability and security.

As your business continues to grow, your IT solutions will need to follow, which is why finding adaptable options is best for scalability.

It’s an absolute must to never compromise on security in the early stages of running a business, and ensure that your security is monitored consistently and thoroughly.

If you’re in the process of choosing hardware, why not use our handy Prism hardware selector tool? In ten easy steps, we can help you based on your budget and preferences.

So, where do you begin with your IT solutions?

  • Streamlined communication

If there’s one thing that can make a team excel in productivity and efficiency, it’s telecommunications.

Though people acknowledge the overlap between IT and Telecoms, they often ignore the easier option of joining them under the same provider.

For an SME, being able to have both as part of an integrated communications strategy doesn’t just save time – it saves money.

The best options have no upfront hardware costs, free site-to-site calls and a hosted system to allow flexible working no matter the location.

If you’re unsure where to start, we offer business telecommunications solutions that fit the above criteria.

  • Robust security

Security disruptions aren’t just detrimental to your business, they’re detrimental to your finances and wellbeing, too.

Investing in robust security solutions now will prevent issues later down the line, and can give you peace of mind that your business is protected whilst you run your day-to-day.

You may want to consider cloud-based subscription services that have automatic updates to stay ahead of risk, and also keep an eye out for packages that include anti-virus, cryptoware and ransomware protection.

If you’re looking for that extra bit of protection to put you at ease, we’d also recommend choosing a package that includes disaster recovery services for the worst case scenarios.

  • Outsourcing

You don’t have to do it all yourself!

We know that many SMEs won’t have a dedicated IT Director or expert, which is why outsourcing your IT means you can concentrate entirely on your business and let us do the rest.

Outsourcing your IT means you can get a complete IT department for a fraction of the cost, with the added benefit of protection across your tech and onsite or remote engineers if needed.

Wherever you are in your journey as an SME, we’d love to be able to help you find the best IT solutions for your business and give you extra protection and productivity when you need it most.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0345 121 7770 or fill out our contact form and we’d be happy to help.

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