As a business owner you probably handle your IT one of two ways: When tech trouble strikes, you spend your own time tinkering with the problem until you either fix it or give up because you don’t know what you’re doing. This wastes time, which wastes resources, which wastes money, and so on and so forth until the situation gets so severe that you’re forced to shell out an arm and a leg just to get things back on track. Or, you’re profitable enough that you can afford your own IT department. That may sound like the optimal route to take, but in 2016, unless you’re a major corporation, paying an individual (or individuals) to solely focus on IT is no longer cost effective. In fact, that game plan usually ends up being like throwing money into a black hole. What if your IT guy goes on vacation? Gets sick? Abruptly quits? These are hypotheticals you cannot ignore if you want your company to be successful. Simply put, your business is toast if your tech isn’t on point.