A significant number of small business owners have revealed that they lack the required IT infrastructure to support their businesses.
Based on a joint study made by the British Chambers of Commerce and BT, it was discovered that more than half of small and micro businesses do not have the necessary IT support to help out with their computer systems.
It also revealed that of ten of these firms, nine have admitted that they have elected to not pursue any investments in new technology because the highly technical specifications and jargon only confuses them and this prevents them from actually purchasing the most up-to-date systems. The business owners also admitted that they would rely on their staff to fix any IT-related problems when their office computers or network fails.
It could also be deduced that price could have played a factor in business owners’ reluctance to upgrade their computer systems. With the rising cost of hardware and licensed software some of these owners could be thinking that it could be more cost-efficient to just stick with a still workable system even though it’s not top-of-the-line or the latest version anymore.
Company formation and business solutions experts advise business owners to learn more about IT concerns and how it could impact on their businesses. It would be better, they suggest, if business owners would actually take the time to get comfortable with new technologies. And even if they do depend on staff for fixing IT-related problems they should be on hand when the actual repairs are being done.