On September 17, the United States celebrated National IT Professionals Day. These talented professionals play a significant part in today’s business landscape. The U.S. tech market stands at a whopping $1.6 trillion in 2019, and IT professionals contribute in impressive ways.

Enterprises large and small are leveraging the power of transformative technologies like the cloud and data analytics to their business advantage. Digital transformation does not have to be limited to Fortune 500 companies, however, as small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) also have much to gain from improving operational efficiencies. SMBs that focus on their unique niches while outsourcing IT solutions to the experts are able to capitalize on what they know best while preserving the digital foundation of their business.

National IT Professionals Day is worth celebrating for another reason—IT specialists serve on the frontlines of cyberattack defenses. A worrying 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, which means that now more than ever, SMBs need a comprehensive suite of protections from experienced IT professionals.

Businesses stand to gain from hiring outside IT services to work as an ally by their side. CMIT Solutions franchise partners are entrenched in their communities while still having the ability to form strategic partnerships with national vendors who can tap into a North America-wide network to solve specific business needs.

Quality, affordable, proactive, and efficient IT solutions can be a reality for SMBs. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, and as new technologies continue to disrupt the way we do business, it is critical to hire competent IT professionals. Their invaluable contributions to keeping SMBs humming make IT professionals worth celebrating now and throughout the year.

Contact CMIT Solutions to learn more about how outsourcing IT solutions can grow your business.