Managed IT SERVICES
how does MANAGED IT SERVICES work?
Just about every modern business has ongoing IT tasks that need to be managed on a regular basis. There’s equipment that needs to be kept up and running, cybersecurity measures that need to be in place and applications that need to be hosted and monitored just to name a few.
Not every business has the resources to effectively manage those tasks in-house. That’s where outsourcing IT and utilizing a third party can come in to help.
Managed IT service is when a company outsources certain IT functions to a third-party provider, referred to as a Managed Service Provider or MSP. These outsourced functions may be as basic as keeping IT equipment and other services functional all the way up to full IT team outsourcing.
The goal is to either serve as an IT team for a company that has little or no internal capabilities or to support an experienced IT team by taking some of the day-to-day tasks off their plate.
Technology in the workplace is changing rapidly and getting more complex every year.
One great example is the number of devices employees depend on. Just 20 years ago, most employees only had access to work technology while they were at work. Today, it’s likely employees are accessing company information in the office, on a work laptop at home, on a tablet and even on their personal phone–and some of those devices are being used without the IT department even knowing they’re in use.
The IT team often has to come up with ways to support all of those devices and use cases while also keeping company data secure. That’s just one example of how day-to-day IT work can quickly balloon in order to keep pace with the way workplaces use technology.
Almost all small and medium companies could benefit from using an MSP. These companies are already paying for many of these services, like anti-virus software and data backup, a la carte. A third-party IT service provider can consolidate all these services, be proactive about fixing things before they break and decrease your downtime.
Benefits of MANAGED IT SERVICES
why you should consider a managed it services contract
Predictable Low Cost
Can managed IT services cut down cost? The answer is yes. It can also make your IT expenses more predictable. With managed services, your costs are neatly packaged into a set amount paid on an annual or monthly basis. An in-house IT team, on the other hand, comes with many more frequent and unexpected expenses that can quickly drain your budget.
A Preventive Approach
Rather than rushing to call in experts after a disaster has occurred, it’s smarter to take a preventive approach by partnering with a managed services provider. We monitor your systems for problems and can resolve issues before they transform into full-fledged catastrophes. The cost savings associated with this approach are one of the top reasons to use managed services.
Scaling IT systems takes significant coordination, manpower and new equipment. It’s a huge cost for any company, and it often takes an IT team’s focus off other important functions like security. Managed services can help you expand or upgrade systems when you need to, without having to hire and train employees you won’t necessarily need later on.
The ongoing relationship with an MSP (Managed Service Provider) has several benefits. Managed services act as a partner for your in-house team and a bridge between you and technology vendors. They have a vested interest in keeping your networks and systems healthy and delivering insights you can use to help your bottom line.
Reducing the risk of downtime is a multi-faceted task that an in-house team may not have the bandwidth or experience to tackle effectively. Managed services can cut down costs associated with downtime by preventing it from happening in the first place. Employing strong safeguards in critical systems is the best way to reduce the potential risk.
It’s commen for a network issue to happen during off hours. If a system goes down in the middle of the night, it might take some time before anyone finds out. In some cases, the problem isn’t discovered until the next day — after significant damage has already been done. Remote monitoring allows your MSP to take instant corrective action as soon as they receive an alert.
Get in touch with us today to find out how our Managed IT Services can help protect your businesses critical data, and also take the stress away from administering and maintaining your own backup policies.
Managed IT Security
Pair-up your Managed IT Services plan with our Managed Security service for the ultimate in data protection. Our security service protects your vital systems from Viruses, Malware, Ransomware, Phishing and much more.
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