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How Your Small Business Can Benefit from Working with a Technology Partner

September 29, 2016

A technology partner can offer your business a broad spectrum of IT solutions and support them all for you.

If you’re a small business owner, you know the importance of multi-tasking. Your to-do list is a mile long, and you fight to manage everything from accounting and marketing to customer service, while somehow finding a few minutes to sleep. Let’s face it, tasks such as purchasing and maintaining new technologies, and backing up your data, often fall to the bottom of the list.

That’s where a technology partner comes in. A technology partner can offer your business a broad spectrum of IT solutions and support them all for you. Working with one of these companies can help alleviate the stress of IT management and keep your business running smoothly at a low cost to you.

Here are a few of the major benefits a technology partner can offer your business:

  • Expertise: Technology partners are the experts. They have a deep understanding of the newest technologies on the market, and are already familiar with how they work – because it’s their job to know. They can easily help you determine the right solutions for your small business, saving you a lot of time spent conducting research or speaking with sales reps.
  • Unbiased recommendations: Technology partners offer many types of technology solutions and can provide impartial recommendations to complement your business needs. They can even help you architect a group of solutions that work well together. For example, to protect your data from ransomware, a partner might couple a data backup solution with a security solution. Again, this saves you time researching, or worrying about whether your tools will work well together.
  • Time and money savings: Technology partners administer and support the solutions they provide for your business. If you experience a problem, they can identify and fix it for you. This means you can spend your time focusing on what matters – your business – and not focusing on whether your data is backed up or your computers are virus-free. As for your budget, this means you don’t have to pay additional employees to perform IT tasks, and you’re not stuck dealing with the cost of downtime because you have round-the-clock support. Plus, you can receive discounted rates for bundling multiple IT solutions.

This article originally appeared on Carbonite.com.

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