By definition, a small-to-medium-sized business doesn’t have the same resources available to enterprise corporations, particularly when it comes to IT. However, this doesn’t imply that the SMB has to settle for sub-par solutions. Here, we’ll review a few key needs of any business, and the enterprise solutions that an SMB can access to meet them.
Of course, any business that hopes to have any success is going to need to have effective security. The first step is to evaluate your IT. Then, you can identify any shortcomings that exist in your infrastructure as it is.
An IT risk assessment is an effective way to do so. It provides insight into where the biggest, riskiest security flaws are. Both enterprise organizations and SMBs can then leverage similar tools to resolve these flaws. They may include firewalls, antivirus, and multi-factor authentication measures.
Cloud service providers should attend to much of this with the increased use of their services in the SMB space. Therefore, any business that leverages the services of a third-party needs to ensure that the third party is meeting their end of the service-level agreement. If they are, an SMB can find that they can accomplish comparable security as an enterprise could. Done without expending an enterprise-sized portion of their operating budget.
Data Storage Enterprise Solutions
Budgets put enterprise businesses in a much more favorable position to create an infrastructure that can contend with their operational needs. However, this is not to say that SMBs are left without any options. Any good data storage solution will perform well based on a few benchmarks. How well it works, how often it works, how easily it can be accessed, and how easily its contents can be searched.
The enterprise business has quite a few options to leverage. Including data tiering (where data of differing importance is stored on different servers) and higher-performing data storage solutions.
If this is starting to sound expensive, it is. But again, thanks to the cloud, SMBs aren’t left without options. Scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service are available for a much more affordable rate. Thus, SMBs can leverage the advanced tools that would otherwise only be available to corporate-level businesses.
Interested in leveraging some of these capabilities in your business, or want to find out more? Reach out to the professionals at WheelHouse IT! We have the experience necessary to bring your information technology to the corporate level.
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