On Tuesday, Apple unleashed its latest hardware on the world. The iPad mini, the fourth generation iPad, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, redesigned iMacs and an upgraded Mac mini are all topics of watercooler and boardroom discussions in offices around the country. IT Principals are also talking and figuring out ways they can integrate the new technology.
Unfortunately, for many small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), devices are going out faster than they can keep up. SWC Technology Partners released the results of a recent survey of executives that echoed those sentiments.
The data was collected by interviewing more than 220 mid-market IT and business leaders and gaining their opinions on technologies, strategies and tactics that are having the biggest impact on their companies. One of the questions asked was what is the greatest challenge in IT today and the top answer – from 28 percent of respondents – is keeping up. Other challenges were cited, including resources, budget, security and integration.
"Keeping up with the latest technology and discovering how it best aligns with a business's strategy is one of the greatest challenges in IT today," one of the respondents said.
On top of that, over 50 percent of those surveyed said their IT departments rely on a single IT staff member because of his or her specific and guarded knowledge. That number is up from 15 percent, where it was during the same survey last year.
Because of this, VARs and MSPs can become the reliable resources that IT Principals need to stay up-to-date on the latest technology, while having access to a slew of impactful talent that can address coming challenges. Leading Solution Providers partner with VAR Staffing to procure the talent they need to make sure they can overcome any hurdle in the IT channel.