At small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), not only are financial resources stretched as far as they can go, but IT departments are, too. It's not uncommon for these "departments" to consist of one person -- which makes time the hardest resource to come by.
- Security essentials
Forty-five percent of respondents to a recent SearchSMB.com poll said security was their top technology priority in 2007. There are so many aspects of security for SMBs to be concerned with, especially with so few resources. Spyware, disaster recovery and identity management are just a few areas.
Email management can be a difficult task for SMBs. Upgrades, spam and security are just a few related topics that SMBs need to be prepared for.
CRM options for SMBs are rapidly increasing. This IT Management Guide will help you make informed choices with up-to-date CRM news for SMBs, product options, how-to tips and expert advice.
Networks at SMBs, like most IT components, can always be improved, updated and made even more secure. But as new technologies promise to simplify your job, they also add another layer of complexity to your network.
The decision to purchase an ERP system can lead to some challenging questions for IT professionals at SMBs:
- Which one offers the proper fit of software to business processes?
- How fast is too fast when it comes to implementing the system?
- What effect will the Oracle vs. SAP battle have on my organization?