Let’s face it; working with small businesses is a tough job. Nothing is worse than getting a call from your clients saying that their computers are down. Did you know that when your client's systems go down, it could cost them up to $12,500 a day? (Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey - Global: January 2011)
This forum is all about you, the IT Consultant for small and mid-size business. Here you will be able to discuss with your peers and industry experts how to make your job easier and more efficient and how to protect your customers.
What should you expect here? This is a place to get out some of those frustrations, to solve some problems, and to explorer the latest industry trends. Interested in Cloud or Virtualization? We got that. Interested in protection and backup? Let’s talk.
Here is the place that not only can you interact with your peers, but you can also interact with some industry experts. Every day Symantec employees and partners (including Intel, Dell, HP, Microsoft, etc) look at these forums and contribute answers, ask questions, and converse with you. This is an opportunity for you to get your questions answered, share ideas on how you work and even contribute to help Symantec with product direction in providing you with the appropriate technology and services that will simply make your life easier as an IT professional.
Who am I? I’ve worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. I’ve been in the trenches and made many observations as well as kept up with the industry trends. I have an iPhone in my pocket and a corporate laptop in my backpack. Several positions in my career including my most recent were with small companies, so I sympathize with the experiences you are going through.
The last place I worked, there was just five of us. I had to convince them to get a small server because they were running QuickBooks off the owner’s laptop. Small businesses are a unique animal and supporting them takes patients, time, and a lot of talent.
Come and join our conversations, blogs, groups, and technical discussions and let us know how you protect your customers. Think of it: everything that keeps these small businesses running could potentially be wiped away in an instant. How are you protecting your customers?
Jordan K. Pusey