Often, small and medium-sized businesses have IT departments which struggle to stay abreast of ever-changing technology. There’s an easy solution, and it begins and ends with a Managed IT Service Provider. Keep reading to learn the eight most crucial benefits of outsourcing your IT functions to an MSP.
Why You Should Invest in a Managed IT Service
There are many reasons why companies decide to invest in a Managed IT Service. Among the most important are flexible service, predictable monthly maintenance costs, cutting-edge technology, reduced electric bills, and secure, resilient infrastructure.
1. Flexible Service
There is no one-size-fits-all IT service management solution. Your IT operation needs change as your business changes. Good Managed IT Service Providers are flexible, offering you pay-as-you go payment plans that allow you to save money when consolidation is necessary or expand rapidly when needed.
2. Cutting-Edge Technology
The best Managed Service Providers use the latest equipment and technology to deliver services. These services are upgraded constantly at no financial risk or additional cost to your business as upgrades are included in your affordable monthly fee. This guarantees that your infrastructure will never become obsolete while also keeping you from having to invest in upgrades every few years.
3. Fixed Monthly Costs
One of the most significant benefits to companies with tight IT budgets is the fixed monthly cost of the service. You know which services you will get each month and your rates won’t increase without your approval. While you can drop or add services at any time, there will never be unexpected changes or charges.
4. Secure, Resilient Infrastructure
IT Management Service Providers offer more robust network infrastructure and data centers than most IT departments can provide. Infrastructure is managed 24/7 in accordance with the strictest security procedures.
Outsourcing your IT operations gives you access to a wide range of IT specialists. You may only need some of these skills on a rare occasion. Paying a reasonable monthly fee for access to a team of specialists saves your business time training staff for skills they may never need. It also saves you money on hiring an expert for a one-off emergency.
6. Rapid Response
Most MSPs operate remotely so you don’t need to wait for someone to drive to your office for the problem to be resolved every time something breaks. You can submit a ticket, which allows your MSP to resolve your IT issues in a timely manner, prioritizing the most important and urgent problems. At the same time, you can monitor the progress of the problem resolution and follow-up quickly and efficiently.
7. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Business continuity is crucial. Managed Service Providers design resilient, redundant data centers and networks which ensure you maintain business continuity. Furthermore, your data is backed up and your voice services remain operational, even if your main office isn’t.
8. Reduced Energy Costs
Choosing a Managed Service Provider often means eliminating costly legacy servers. These servers require a massive amount of power to operate and frequently overheat. This leads to a great deal of power being used to keep your server room cool so your servers don’t crash. If you use data centers to centralize your key business systems and run your applications on a virtual platform, your business saves a significant amount of money on power bills while reducing its carbon footprint.
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Business of all sizes, but especially those with tighter budgets, can benefit from a Managed IT Service. These benefits range from improved security to predictable expenses and flexible services. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today.