How Much Should You Be Spending on IT Support

When you’re running a small business in today’s digital world, you can’t leave out IT support. But IT support can quickly take up a small business company’s budget. According to research by IDC, small businesses spent $568 billion in 2017 on IT. Much of these costs can be attributed to labor. Thus, it’s vital for small businesses to be aware of the different costs associated with hiring the right team to take care of their IT-related issues. There are different rates that IT companies charge their clients, and much of it depends on who will be doing the work and what services they will be provided. Here is a guide you can use to help streamline the process of knowing what you should be spending on your IT support.

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How to Choose a Legitimate Healthcare IT Support Provider

Proper IT management of healthcare information can be a matter of life and death. Most patient information is now kept on private servers or on secure cloud storage providers. While written records still exist, getting patients the treatment they need depends on fast access to accurate digital information. If your IT company isn’t knowledgeable about HIPAA, network security and disaster recovery, people won’t just lose money. Their health can be affected. Not all IT management companies can properly handle the healthcare industry, so do thorough research before you hire one.

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How To Know When You’ve Outgrown Your IT Provider

Many IT companies specialize in offering services to companies of a specific size. Others are just one person and perfect for a small business just starting out. Still others specialize in offering fully managed services to small businesses and some offer the same to large businesses and even giant corporations.
Some IT providers can grow with you, but oftentimes small businesses outgrow their IT providers. How do you know it’s time to move on?

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In-House vs. Outsourced IT: What Is Best for Your Business?

There are no “normal” information technology (IT) requirements for a company in today’s market. Some businesses require extensive information security and attention to compliance requirements. Another may be looking for public cloud solutions. Maybe your business needs all these tools and more, and you aren’t sure where to go with IT services. According to CIO Magazine, an average of 4 to 6 percent of revenue is spent on IT.

With a cost that adds up to this much revenue, having a competent and trustworthy IT team is essential. Once the need for IT specialists is apparent, the question is one of insourcing vs. outsourcing and whether to hire an in-house team or an outsourced team on an as-needed basis.

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The Complete Guide To Securing Your Company’s Network

The threats of cybersecurity attacks and hacking aren’t limited to large enterprises. The importance of securing your company’s network could not be understated.
 
Small and medium-sized businesses frequently face these threats, too. According to a UPS Capital report, small and medium-sized businesses represent almost two-thirds of companies that experience a cybersecurity breach in the United States.
 
Moreover, data breaches continue to climb and went from just 200 data breaches in 2005 to 1,300 in 2017. With data breaches forecasted to rise, it’s important to be aware of some of the top types of security breaches your company is up against and how to secure your company’s network. Here’s how you can get it done.

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centrexIT Announces New CEO, New HQ and a Total Company Re-Focus on Culture and Customer Care

Today, centrexIT is turning a page in its history by announcing the return of the company’s founder, Dylan Natter, who is re-assuming the role of CEO. This executive shift in leadership comes at a time when the company is poised for continual growth. Dylan’s mission is to ensure that this growth is built upon the company’s culture of customer care and consistent with the company’s vision and core values.

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centrexIT Partners with San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals

centrexIT is proud to announce we will be attending and contributing to the San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals on Saturday, May 5 at Liberty Station! This exciting event is open to the public and will raise awareness and funds for animals in need within our community. The walk will be held from 7am to 12pm at NTC Park at Liberty Station. 2455 Cushing Rd. San Diego, CA 92106

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Why a Company Should Migrate from On-Site Servers to Cloud Servers

For a small to mid-size company, IT services can be an expensive challenge. Having a fully-staffed IT department is cost-prohibitive. Having just one IT person on salary will not be enough to handle all the issues that arise with on-site servers, hardware, and the internet. Contracting for these services often means delayed repairs and a piecemeal approach to a vital business operation.

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