The challenge in supporting business executives in small to medium-sized business environments is that while they are extremely dependent on IT, most of them have no idea what IT can do for them.
Here’s a quick look at what the average business executive does and does not know about IT, including some of their more risky behaviors.
Click through for 10 characteristics common among small business IT professionals, according to study conducted by Lenovo and Harris Interactive.
Four out of five work both inside and outside their office.
72 percent of them never take an e-mail-free vacation.
64 percent said they rely on mobile technology to keep up with their workload.
About 49 percent use Wi-Fi in their office.
One quarter admit to piggybacking on Wi-Fi networks.
Only two out of five use external drives to back up files.
Only two in five are somewhat familiar with cloud computing.
Nine in 10 are somewhat or not at all familiar with unified communications.
Less than a third say they use their laptop strictly for business.
But only 37 percent are familiar or very familiar.