Economic recovery will enable SMEs to grow with the help of technology

By Chris Papa

Although the world is becoming ever more reliant on technology with most larger businesses operating on sophisticated IT systems, many smaller companies still do not make the most of what technology has to offer. SMEs who do not maximise the use of the technology are potentially restricting their own growth.

Technology is crucial in helping businesses expand. Hosted solutions deliver ultimate flexibility and can help SMEs reach their full potential by relieving employees of time-consuming commitments.

With a 2.4% increase in economic growth expected this year, there will undoubtedly be a surge in demand for IT services as businesses find their feet. Not wanting to jeopardise their place in the market, enterprises will want take advantage of IT advances without tying-up large amounts of capital.

We recognise that tying-up capital by investing in hardware and software is particularly difficult for businesses that have been hurt by the decline of the UK’s economy. We can remove the need for large, upfront costs traditionally associated with investment in IT. A hosted solution can help companies build their confidence and help them to expand.

Inline with technology becoming more accessible, IT providers have developed inexpensive systems targeted at companies who have limited funding and staff. Subscription based plans for acquisition of hardware and software allow businesses to only spend what they need as and when they need to, instead of wasting money on expensive systems that they will not make the most of.

In order for SMEs to develop, it is imperative they have the proper provision in place. The correct systems will support the business as it grows, making it their day-to-day operations efficient. They need not worry about maintenance or troubleshooting as the system is hosted off-site and can be managed by a team of experienced professionals.

About the author

Chris Papa is managing director of Qubic. For close on two decades Qubic has delivered high quality networking solutions, enabling businesses of all types to enjoy the benefits of network integration and convergence. Qubic has always remained at the forefront of technological innovation including, more recently, the development of high level hosted and cloud computing services. These services have been complemented by our investment in multiple, co-location data centres, high speed connections and state-of-the-art server hardware.

These investments allow Qubic to provide the optimum solution for any organisation, whether that be the provision of hosted or cloud services or the implementation of a locally installed network, or even a combination of the two in a hybrid environment. Our overriding philosophy is always to provide the technology which fulfils the customer’s requirements, as opposed to providing the solution which best suits the supplier.

Qubic holds a range of high level accreditations from many global vendors and industry bodies. We continue to achieve these levels by continued investment in training and technology advancement. Qubic is proud of the fact that we have maintained strong relationships with major suppliers since our inception. Additionally, we continue to be recognised for the quality of our project management, service and support through industry certification such as ISO 9001 and PRINCE2.

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