Altodigital has created an infographic showing the worst IT habits of an SME. They surveyed a total of 507 decision makers at businesses across the UK in April 2015.
Whether outsourcing or doing it yourself, IT is an integral part of an SME, and one not without its problems. Many businesses choose to ‘do it themselves’ when it comes to IT, but is it really practical? Do MD’s really save time by Googling their IT problems or is it merely a hindrance? We’ve conducted a study highlighting the true cost of DIY IT, with labour hours being wasted on IT issues by illiterate personnel.The study reveals that bosses waste three weeks a year on “do it yourself IT” and that 45% of owner-managers prefer to “do it themselves” when it comes to managing their company’s IT, rather than employing the professionals, diverting their time away from their core business. On average, this eats up four hours of their time each week, equating to 180 hours – or 24 working days – each year. A further 16% prefer to rely on the ‘expertise’ of a friend or family member, while 17 per cent just Google it and get by.