Over the past five years small business IT has been through so many levels of changes. There was a time where outsourced email and a simple internet connection did the trick. The small business were able to afford products like Server and Exchange and so they upgraded to bringing those in house and then hiring an outside small business IT support company to manage those applications. Nowadays, small business IT consists of every capability of enterprise IT and on an affordable level.
My how wonderful cloud computing has been so far for businesses of every size. The most amazing part of virtualization, is that it is still in its infancy. I can’t wait to see what comes about over the next several years with it, but no doubt the cloud is where business of any scale is going to be. You pay for what you use and the outsourced management is seamless, secure, capable, fast and extremely user friendly. Small business IT almost looks identical to enterprise IT, and gap closes more each day.