What are the Benefits of Managed IT Services?

What are the Benefits of Managed IT Services?

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If you are considering a move to Managed IT Services for your Small or Medium Business, congratulations. It’s a smart move that many organizations have used to leverage their limited budget and resources to improve efficiency, security, service delivery, and professionalism.  

Below we have compiled just a few of the benefits that your organization can gain when you work with the right Managed Service Provider (MSP). 

Maintain Focus on Your Strengths

Everyone knows that business owners and organization leaders have limited resources, time, and attention. Sometimes it makes sense to handle your IT internally. But there is a tipping point at which your perceived “savings” have diminishing returns. You are spinning your wheels, resetting staff passwords, troubleshooting problem wifi hotspots, and figuring out how and why a hacker accessed your organization’s sensitive data. 

You didn’t start this business to manage all of these headaches and, unless IT is that thing you do, the chances are that a managed IT service provider can solve your IT problems faster, cheaper, and more effectively than you can. (No hard feelings.) 

Don’t get distracted by complex IT decisions; stay focused on your core business.

Manage Your IT Costs

Leverage the knowledge and broad experience of IT professionals who have seen it all. A great Managed Service Provider can strategize business changes with you, helping you identify the quickest, most reliable, most cost-effective solutions for what your business needs. An effective IT partner can improve all areas of security with scalable solutions so that you can attain high productivity levels for your teams while keeping costs under control.

Reduce Training and the Risk of a Bad Hire

Is IT that thing you do? If not, do you really know how to choose the right internal IT staff? And once you do hire that staff, who is going to train and retain them? When you work with a great Managed Service Provider, you are outsourcing your actual IT problem solving as well as your IT staff hiring and management. You make one hire- the right MSP- and you get an entire team of friendly, experienced technicians with broad industry experience.

Broadly-Experienced Technicians Who Have Seen it all

For established Managed Service Providers, few problems are new. Technicians and engineers who work on an MSP team are quick and agile due to the broad exposure gained in supporting multiple companies every day and troubleshooting as a team. What might take you 3 hours, a team of MSP pros can resolve in 15 minutes.

Improve Agility and Competitiveness

In-house IT teams can acquire a limited vision as a result of being siloed in the way one organization does things. This can quickly turn into a liability for a growing organization as IT needs evolve, requiring new, up-to-date IT strategy and problem-solving. Without the benefit of ongoing inter-industry experience, internal IT teams might not be aware of best practices for scaling IT solutions as an organization grows.

Quick Project Implementation, Backed by Experience

Because of the broad and varied experience of Managed Service Provider teams, they can quickly implement new projects. While handling a project in-house could take weeks, or even months, to hire and train the right people to provide the needed support, an established Managed Service Provider brings the benefit of thousands of hours of experience so that they can save your organization time and money.

Reduce Risk

Never in human history have we been more reliant on the security of our information. As the saying goes, information is power. Your organization’s information, your customer data, your employee social security numbers, and their other personally-identifying information- these items all have a monetary value on the dark web. If you are a responsible business owner or organization leader, then you already know the importance of locking down and protecting your organization’s data to protect yourself, your staff, and your customers. 

When you work with an experienced Managed Service Provider, you have the benefit of technicians, engineers, and strategists who have seen it all. Data breaches are on the rise and cybercrime is an ever-changing landscape. The right Managed Service Provider can specifically tailor a network and data security plan to your organization’s unique needs, concerns, and budget. 

Look Like a Big Company, Compete with Larger Competitors

Small-and-Medium-Sized businesses can’t match the level of in-house IT support that their larger competitors maintain. When you outsource your IT management, your organization can access similar technology and expertise that your larger competitors already enjoy. Take advantage of the economy of scale offered by Managed Service Providers.

Looking for a Managed Service Provider?

We help our customers improve all areas of security with scalable solutions so that they can attain high productivity levels for their teams while keeping costs under control.

For a free consultation and IT security assessment, please contact us today. We know what it’s like to run a business, and we know your time is valuable.  

We can:

  • Learn about your business
  • Give you some ideas on what improvements you can make right away
  • Provide free advice on your approach to IT security

And if you’d like, we’ll show you where and how we can help.