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Small Business IT Management
Written by Ian Edwards   
Sunday, 30 December 2007

Small Business IT Management

IT Management is the day to day management and support of your business systems. This includes "hard" elements such as infrastructure, network, end user support, e-mail, file servers, backups, data storage etc. IT Management also encompasses "soft" areas such as security, computer use policies, asset management, regulatory issues such as data protection and software licence compliance, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, business critical areas often neglected even in large corporations.

Small business make up a large proprtion of the Midlands economy but very few small businesses (usually defined as 1 to 250 users) have access to professional IT Management. Usually they rely on the expertise of the business owner, computer literate staff, and the advice of computer suppliers. This is not ideal as the first two are by definition amateurs and IT suppliers usually have an over riding interest to sell product, particularly if they are affiliated to a major software vendor.

In instances where small companies do have a dedicated IT person this is very often a support role where a junior individual has been hired with sufficient technical skills to support the existing infrastructure but little experience in business or specific IT Management skills.

Based on the West Midlands with some 15 years of professional IT Management experience in commercial environments estm has none of these drawbacks. We are independent from hardware suppliers and the major software vendors. IT Management from estm adds value and longer term direction to your IT Investment.

Whether in the West Midlands, Shropshire, or elsewhere in the UK, Phone 01746 708114 or e-mail now for an initial no obligation review of your IT Management arrangements.