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Accidental IT Manager a Growing Problem



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In today’s technology-dependent business environment, a growing phenomenon – and problem – is arising, the accidental IT manager. You know him. He’s the guy who was hired to keep the books, or sell product, or…well, do anything but IT.

Studies have found that approximately 3.8 million small businesses have “accidental” or involuntary IT managers managing their IT.

Businesses with accidental IT managers:

  • Lose billions in productivity annually
  • Lose an average of six hours a week to performing technical tasks

Many small businesses cannot afford to employ a full-time information technology manager, so who gets the responsibility of making technology decisions, setting up networks, and fixing problems? The person in the office who knows the most about technology.

Yet, many accidental IT managers do not feel qualified to manage IT and feel that IT management is a nuisance.

Whether you're committed to keeping technology on premise or considering moving to the cloud, IT consulting companies can lend their expertise and relieve this burden by providing professional outsourced IT services at a fraction of the cost of employing a full-time network engineer. 

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