3 Biggest IT Challenges – How Growing SMEs Can Tackle Them

14. September 2021

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face a myriad of issues each day. Naturally, these challenges do not make the process of carrying out business straightforward. 

When we talk about challenges, cybercrime tops all the other security threats, making it one of the most difficult IT challenges for SMEs. To ensure all-round IT security, Redpalm has curated services that provide robust IT solutions to mitigate these digital threats in the best possible way. 

Having been in the digital security industry for so long, our experts instantaneously recognise any threat in the IT environment. 

For your assistance, we have curated a list of some of the biggest IT challenges faced by SMEs.

Let’s take a look!

 

1. Communication Tools

Be it large enterprises or SMEs it is a given that communication is key to the success of any business. Since there are multiple options available to communicate today, it is highly likely that your employees are using more than one platform to stay in touch with their colleagues, everyday suppliers and customers. 

Advanced companies use collaborative platforms and emails to stay connected constantly. They even have separate software for specific kinds of file sharing to carry out their businesses smoothly

What we’re getting at is that there are multiple platforms available in just a few clicks that can match each of your individual employee’s needs and controlling all these platforms at once is impossible. 

This is why you need a set company policy that clearly communicates the kind of communication that is to be used by each one of your employees. 

Understandably, it can get overwhelming to choose one out of many communication tools and that is why you have us. Reach out to us to access our suite of communication and collaboration services

 

2. Inefficient IT systems

SMEs are growing businesses that make a lot of mistakes along the way. It is natural for a growing business to choose a series of faulty IT systems which accumulate in the business over a period of time. 

Naturally, the results are a combination of outdated and inefficient systems that are useful to no one. In today’s growing businesses, outdated systems withstand nothing because they no longer fit the purpose that they were destined to deliver. 

Additionally, you might often struggle with creating an environment where one system seamlessly coordinates with the other. On the other hand, you might find that your employees are replicating mistakes across various systems within your business. If these situations sound familiar, your business is in dire need of a change. 

As a business owner, however, you are still probably reluctant to update your IT systems because you think you are saving on business costs. What you don’t realise is that in the long term, the benefits that these IT systems bring to the table will outweigh the costs you have to pay right now. 

Once your IT is set up and in place, the new and upgraded systems will save you time too. With the additional time and resources you have, your business is likely to grow tenfold. To top that, the work environment for staff will be much more efficient and free from all the frustrations caused by slow and outdated systems. 

This is why Redpalm has specialised services that keeps all aspects of your business in mind while ensuring you have a secure IT environment for your business through and through. 

 

3. Cloud-Based Security 

With the advancements in technology, Redpalm has various solutions like Unified Endpoint Management and Hybrid IT Infrastructures along with cloud-based solutions that align with the new age technology of today. 

Particularly for SMEs, our cloud-based services offer a host of benefits. These benefits range from flexibility in operations to improved collaboration not to mention, efficient disaster recovery for your business as well. 

Redpalm highly encourages businesses to operate securely; precisely over cloud-based platforms for better coordination and advanced security systems

For SMEs, this is perfect as you do not have to pay heavy upfront costs to get the ball rolling. 

 

Get in Touch With Redpalm for Tackling IT Problems for SMEs

While SMEs may have more challenges to tackle in their business, IT security takes precedence as cyber crime is at an all time high. Your IT environment should be efficient and running at all times to ensure smooth operations and uninterrupted business functioning. 

If you have a problem with choosing proper communication tools, set it right by discussing them with your company. Similarly, while indulging in new technologies, say cloud-based security, you will require assurance while setting it up. 

At Redpalm, we’re a team of experienced professionals who are specially trained to provide you with efficient and correct IT solutions. 

Get in touch with us or visit our website to get your business IT secure today!