shutterstock_110678570An Essential Component to the Complete SMB Technology Solution

Leaner and meaner than ever before, today’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have embraced a patchwork of devices, systems, and structures to increase efficiency. While the introduction of a more advanced technology infrastructure has had a positive impact on SMBs, many are ill equipped to manage these systems on their own.

With the great technological leaps that SMBs have taken in recent years, there must be processes in place to manage these technology systems, as well as ensure greater safety, security, and structure. CMIT Solutions bridges this divide for SMB owners, providing peace of mind and affordable, effective IT solutions and support.

CMIT Solutions calls this the “complete solution” – a collection of services including commercial grade file sync and share, full encrypted data in transit, fully secured mobile devices, a comprehensive mobile device acceptable use policy, systematized mobile device acceptable use policy enforcement, comprehensive level 10 password management, and prompt and complete employee provisioning and de-provisioning, all wrapped within a knowledgeable, responsive support desk that has a complete understanding of all elements of this managed ecosystem.

In recent years, consumers have been seeking devices that allow them to access their files, photos, and information across multiple platforms. In essence, the consumer can read email on his or her smartphone, later reference the same email on a tablet, and respond to the email on a laptop. The same goes for documents and files – everything can and should be accessible at all times, which has long-lasting effects on small business continuity.

The jump in the usage of these services (some common names you might see on the market are Dropbox, Box, and iCloud) has been extraordinary – a Forrester study showed that in 2013, nearly 25 percent of workers used a file sync and share system for work, up from only 5 percent in 2010. With that sort of growth, it’s clear that keeping and maintaining an efficient file sync and share system for SMBs is critical to staying on the cutting edge of technology.

While a valuable tool for SMBs, there are also risks involved with using consumer grade file synchronization solutions like several of those mentioned above. Allowing corporate information to sprawl to outside unmanaged devices and less-secure cloud services poses a major security threat for small and medium-sized businesses. For this reason, these systems should be commercial-grade and must be monitored and managed by a trusted technology advisor.

CMIT Solutions’ “complete solution” stays on the leading edge of the mobile marketplace to better anticipate and meet the needs of our SMB clients. Our approach to SMBs is evolving to consider the number of devices used by each employee – not just the number of computers in an office. Our specialized suite of services combines intimate local service and proactive IT solutions that make technology work for your business, not against it.