The role of technology professionals has drastically changed over the years as small businesses become more and more reliant on technology. The role of an IT Manager has moved from sitting in an office and fixing small technical problems, to a leader responsible for overall strategies and plans. Here are a few roles that IT managers must play:
Another big aspect that small business and IT managers have to look at is DIY technologies vs. outsourcing technologies. Small businesses are becoming more and more immersed in technology that sometimes it is hard to keep track of it all. Doing it yourself starts with buying a piece of equipment on an online retail store, without the assistance or backing of a trusted retail partner. Then, buying another piece of infrastructure from another retailer or another store. Soon, you’re just piece-mealing all these parts of infrastructure together to try and form a cohesive environment. This can be both costly, and devastating to your business. IT managers have to think about the most efficient and cost-effective way to set up their infrastructure while maintaining security and minimizing down time. It is an ongoing process, not just a one time endeavor.
The role of technology in small businesses is constantly changing and IT managers need to be prepared to adapt, and make the best decisions for their company and their customers.
Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Date: 31st March 2016, Author: Chris Chao