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Separating the good from the not-so-good

Someone who knows how to separate the good IT solutions from the bad - and even the ugly - can make a big difference for SMBs.

Someone who knows how to separate the good IT solutions from the bad - and even the ugly - can make a big difference for SMBs.

Every season brings something different to the table. Cold weather in the winter. Spring cleaning in – the spring. Then there's the fall and the wave of new television programming that rushes into the living rooms and onto the televisions of eager audiences.

So how does one sift through all the madness and know what to watch and what to avoid like the plague? Advanced reviews are a tried and true source that many viewers look for prior to the fall TV season launch.

Through these, they are given a heads up about shows that will induce cheers versus ones that are more likely to inspire jeers. Readers can get a basic idea for what a show is about, who is starring in it, how well the creators pull it off – or don't – and a range of other information. Armed with this data, they can program their DVRs accordingly

How does this apply to the world of small business IT support?

Just like viewers don't have time to watch the first few episodes of every new TV show in order to determine what's worth following for the remainder of the season, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don't have the resources to explore every new technology that comes out.

Outsourced IT support provides SMBs with reliable professionals that can steer them away from the fads and the flawed technologies and toward the solutions that will benefit their business the most.

The last thing a company needs is to embrace the "next big thing" in the tech world that turns out to have more security vulnerabilities and process weaknesses than a manufacturing plant run by The Three Stooges.

Choosing which TV shows to watch and IT solutions to use in your office have more in common than most would initially think. However, the glaring difference is that with TV you run the risk of losing 30 minutes of your life to another horrible David Spade sitcom. With IT, your whole business is at stake.